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Replacement of local bus services previously operated by Utopia Coaches.

When Utopia Coaches ceased trading in August a number of communities were left with no bus service.  Alternative operators were sought for those services where the County Council offered some financial support and replacement services were introduced within a week.

 

However this left two services 493 Sherburn – Pontefract and 42 Selby – Cawood - York which Utopia had been operating commercially, with no financial support from the County Council.  Replacement of these services was not done straight away as the indications were that the services were likely to be replaced commercially by other operators.

 

However the market has failed to provide an alternative commercial service and as a result the authority has decided to support replacements for these services. Details of the new timetables and bus operators from Monday 30th October are available at www.northyorks.gov.uk/businfo

 

Service 42 York – Cawood – Selby –Drax new timetable (including journeys to Drax previously on service 8)

Service 493 Sherburn in Elmet – Pontefract new timetable

Service 37 Tadcaster – York is unchanged

Service 492,493,494 Tadcaster – Sherburn in Elmet is unchanged

It is important that they are used, so that the usage builds to a level where the authority can continue to support the services in the future.

 

If you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact me.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Mary Welch

Public Transport Officer

Tel : 01609 780780

 

UPDATE FROM POST OFFICE NETWORK OPERATIONS MANAGER

I confirm that Riccall Post Office will remain open and will not be closing on 12/10/17 as advertised. Shona Bassford, Agent at Riccall , has withdrawn her resignation and decided to continue to offer post office services.

 

LATEST COMMUNICATION FROM THE POST OFFICE

POST OFFICE SERVICES STATEMENT - MONDAY 9 OCTOBER 2017

"Unfortunately, Riccall Post Office is due to close on Friday 13th October 2017. This is due to circumstances beyond our control and was not something we wished to happen. Please be assured that we are committed to providing Post Office services to the community of Riccall. To that end we are working hard to identify all options in order to continue supplying Post Office services."

RICCALL COMMUNITY LIBRARY

Please note our new opening times Monday 10-12.30 & Wednesday 2-6.

We also have the opportunity for volunteer relief librarians to provide occasional holiday cover. if you are interested in joining our friendly and enthusiastic team please contact clerk@riccallparishcouncil.org.uk or come along during our opening hours.

 

Re Riccall Post Office

 

Please see below a copy of a response to a Riccall resident from Post Office Services regarding the current situation.

Thank you for your email and my investigations confirm that the Riccall branch will be closing on 12th October, 2017.

The Branch has been closed due to circumstances beyond our control, and we can only empathise with the impact this will have for yourself and other members of the local community.

Post Office Ltd are working hard to try and resolve the situation, but unfortunately we are reliant upon identifying a private individual or a corporate organisation who would be able to operate a new business venture on a Franchise basis with ourselves.

We do approach local stores to establish whether or not they would be interested, and invite local entrepreneurs to contact us should they wish to express an interest. If you or anyone within your community knows of anyone who may be interested in such a new a new business venture they may contact us by email via ntquestions@postoffice.co.uk .

Please accept our sincere apologies for the impact the loss of this branch will cause.

This website will be update with any futher information we receive regarding this situation.

MINERS MEMORIAL DAY SERVICE

MINERS SERVICE

RICCALL POST OFFICE

Although we have been advised that Riccall Post Office is closing, Post Office Services assure us that 'they do want services to be retained in the village' and that they are currently looking at options.

We will of course place any updates here on the website.

EMAIL PROBLEM 9 & 10 SEPT

Please note that, due to maintenance work on the server, it appears that any emails sent on 9 & 10 Sept to the following email addresses have not been received. Please contact me again if you require a response.

clerk@riccallparishcouncil.org.uk

admin@riccallparishcouncil.org.uk

thanks

Sandra Botham

Clerk to Riccall Parish Council

RE SELBY-CAWOOD-YORK BUS SERVICE

PLEASE SEE UPDATED TIMETABLE DOCUMENT

Further to my earlier email yesterday please find attached a revised timetable for Service 426.  Please disregard the previous Service 426 timetable as we have had to make some amendments.

  

I attach for your information a copy of the timetable for  the revised Service 426.

 

Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience this may have caused.

 

SELBY-CAWOOD-YORK BUS ROUTE 42

The Council has decided to step in with its own fleet of vehicles to provide a temporary solution to the loss of two commercial bus services due to the closure of bus operator Utopia Coaches Ltd.

 

We will provide a temporary reduced level of service for the 42 route which serves Selby-Cawood-York and the 492/493 route which serves Sherburn to Knottingley.

 

Due to widespread local concern and a large number of enquiries regarding the loss of the two commercial services previously operated by the company, we have also agreed to investigate a longer term solution to the lack of services on the 42 and the 492/493 routes.

 

This will involve an assessment of passenger usage, the availability of alternative transport provision and the likely cost of providing an alternative service. As part of this work, the Council will issue tenders in the near future to seek prices on several possible options prior to confirming what action can be taken.

 

The temporary service will be in place from Monday 11 September 2017 and I have attached a copy of the timetables for your information.  This information will be available on the Council’s website in the near future: www.northyorks.gov.uk/transportnews.

 

In the meantime if you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact the Public Transport Team

Tel: 01609 780780

 

See pdf document for details and timetable. 

 

A19 FULFORD - 24 HR TRAFFIC LIGHTS CONTINUE

WARNING - 24HR TRAFFIC LIGHTS ON THE A19 FOR 4 WEEKS COMMENCING MONDAY 14TH AUGUST.

 

Over the next couple of weeks Northern Gas Networks will continue the medium pressure gas main diversion within the A19. 

I would advise you to seek alternative routes during this period although I appreciate that this will not be possible for local residents and businesses.

Provision for pedestrians and others using the footpaths will be maintained during these operations. Please follow the directions provided by the signs.

We apologise for any inconvenience for those delayed due to the traffic lights caused by these necessary works.

RUBBISH!!!! THIS IS NOT A TIP

During the summer and particularly after good weekends, it is noticeable that the recycling bins at the Regen Centre are being used as a dumping ground for rubbish and waste accumulated at parties and BBQ’s. The bags of mixed waste have been left unsorted and open. Much of this waste has included food waste, this facility does not deal with food waste, the bins are clearly marked for glass, cans, paper & clothing. The waste must be sorted and deposited in the allocated bins, food is not accepted.   Waste dumped on the floor is open to vermin and gets blown around in the wind.

Dumping of waste in this area constitutes fly-tipping and as such penalties apply.

This facility is an asset for the village residents and we don’t want to risk losing it – if it continues to be used incorrectly we do risk it being removed. The Selby DC operatives are not employed to pick up rubbish but to empty the bins. Please help to use this facility correctly and keep this community asset.

 

A19 FULFORD 24HR TRAFFIC LIGHTS

WARNING - 24HR TRAFFIC LIGHTS ON THE A19 FOR 4 WEEKS COMMENCING MONDAY 14TH AUGUST.

 

Over the next 4 weeks Northern Gas Networks will be carrying out the medium pressure gas main diversion within the A19. This will commence on the Monday 14th August.

Advance warning signs have been in place this week warning of the anticipated delays.

I would advise you to seek alternative routes during this period although I appreciate that this will not be possible for local residents and businesses.

Provision for pedestrians and others using the footpaths will be maintained during these operations. Please follow the directions provided by the signs.

We apologise for any inconvenience for those delayed due to the traffic lights caused by these necessary works.

North Yorkshire County Council – Selby Bypass works to begin next week

Work on the final phase of the reconstruction of Selby bypass is due to start next Wednesday. This will complete a three-phase scheme by North Yorkshire County Council carried out over the past three years to ensure the town has the bypass it needs to support its economic future.

Work is scheduled to begin on Wednesday, 9 August. The anticipated completion date is 13 October. NYCC will look at the possibility of extended working, such as night working, to shorten the timescale.

Advanced notice signs will advise motorists of the area of closure, and the diversion routes around the works will be clearly signed.

For more information please visit www.northyorks.gov.uk/selby-bypass.

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