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On behalf of everyone at Riccall Parish Council, we are sorry to hear the news of the death of His Royal Highness, Prince Phillip. We send our sincere condolences and our thoughts are with you,

From all at Riccall Parish Council to the Royal Family at this sad time.

Highway maintenance - Main Street and York Road, Riccall 26th April to 30th April 2021

Area 7 are carrying out essential highway maintenance Main Street and York Road, Riccall 26th April to 30th April 2021, 5 days  - weather permitting

The works are being carried out under a full road closure.

Please find attached plans, works detail and diversions for information.



Consultation - Your views could help to shape Selby and Sherburn

We are working together with North Yorkshire County Council, with funding from the York & North Yorkshire Local Enterprise Partnership, on a Places and Movement Study.

We want you to have your say on proposals.

The study will propose improvements to key streets and spaces in Selby District’s town centres which will benefit residents, businesses, and visitors alike. The study will help us to fully understand current and future issues and propose solutions that result in these centres being accessible to all and places that people want to live and work in and enjoy. Funding will need to be secured for these improvements, and the study is the first stage in doing this, to identify what changes people would like to see happen.

Proposals for Tadcaster will be brought forward towards the end of 2021, once there is an agreed way forward on the town centre changes proposed in the Selby District Local Plan and following further technical assessment of those proposals.

Consultation Survey

Between Tuesday 6 April and Friday 30 April, we are asking for your feedback on the proposals for Selby Town Centre, and proposals in Sherburn-in-Elmet.

Your feedback will shape designs for the proposals in both areas and a preferred option for the three different movement options in Selby town centre will be selected.

On this webpage you will find information including plans and visualisations to help you understand what is proposed.

Tell us what you think by completing the survey questions which you can access by clicking the button below.

Take part in the survey.

Next steps

Following the close of the public consultation on Friday 30 April, all feedback on proposals will be considered. There will be more opportunities to provide feedback on detailed designs and plans once funding has been secured for the next stage of the project.



Communications- Selby DC

Selby thanked for response to consultation

People in Harrogate, Selby and Skipton have been thanked for their response to consultations about enhancing the gateways to the towns around their railway stations.

The consultations, which closed on 24 March, came after a partnership of local authorities secured a total of £31m for projects in the three town centres from the Department for Transport’s Transforming Cities Fund (TCF).

The TCF aims to make it easier, safer and quicker for people to travel on foot, by bike and by public transport by funding improved transport connections. In each of the three towns, a major package of investment will improve opportunities for sustainable travel and link transport hubs with centres of education and employment.

These projects will be delivered in partnership by the West Yorkshire Combined Authority, North Yorkshire County Council, Craven District Council, Harrogate Borough Council and Selby District Council and are scheduled to be completed by 2023.

The proposals include:

• In Selby, improved station frontage and links to the town centre, Abbey and nearby bus station; improved walking and cycling links to major redevelopment sites, including a new cycle and footbridge over the River Ouse to the Olympia Park site.

• In Harrogate, improved railway station frontage with better access for walking and cycling; improved facilities for walking and cycling in the town centre; and improvements to public spaces in the town.

• In Skipton, improved access for walking and cycling from the railway station to the bus station; improved railway station frontage and improved access to education and employment sites.

Cllr David Buckle, Lead Executive Member for Communities and Economic Development at Selby District Council, said: “I’d like to thank all those who get involved in this consultation, joined the online events and shared their views with us. These plans are a once in a generation chance to re-design this part of Selby town centre and the responses received will now be carefully considered.”

County Councillor Don Mackenzie, Executive Member for Access, said: “We are grateful to everyone who took the time to give their feedback. We will now analyse the responses with a view to presenting a detailed report on the consultation findings next month. These will inform our decision on which options to take forward to detailed design. We will then seek further opinions on those designs.”

Cllr Mackenzie, who is member for Harrogate Saltergate, added: “I’m particularly pleased that in Harrogate we received more than 1,000 responses from a wide cross-section of the public. These responses have provided views from a broad range of individuals across all age groups and from people with limited mobility.”

Councillor Phil Ireland, Harrogate Borough Council’s cabinet member for carbon reduction and sustainability, said: “Hundreds of people in the Harrogate district have responded to the consultation. I’d like to thank everyone who responded for sharing their views.

“This scheme has the potential to create many more walking and cycling opportunities while transforming the look and feel of the station gateway area in Harrogate. I look forward to seeing the analysis of the consultation so it can inform the next steps.”

David Smurthwaite, Strategic Manager for Planning and Regeneration at Craven District Council, said: “I would like to thank everyone in Craven who responded to the consultation to share their views. The scheme is an important investment for Skipton and it is essential we get this right for everyone, our residents, businesses and visitors.”


Selby and Ainsty Area Constituency Committee - 9 April

Riccall Park - outdoor gym reopening 29 March

In accordance with the government's lifting of restrictions the outdoor gym will reopen from 29th March.
Please continue to follow Government advice regarding social distancing and hand sanitising.
• HANDS - Wash your hands regularly and for 20 seconds.
• FACE - Wear a face covering in indoor settings where social distancing may be difficult, and where you will come into contact with people you do not normally meet.
• SPACE - Stay 2 metres apart from people you do not live with where possible, or 1 metre with extra precautions in place (such as wearing face coverings or increasing ventilation indoors).

Local Government Reorganisation

The Local Government Minister will soon decide on proposals to reorganise the structure of Local Government in this area.


 In all likelihood, it will mean that after May 2023 one Council will provide the all the services which are currently provided by Selby District Council and North Yorkshire County Council.


 If you haven’t already done so, you have until 19th April to reply to the consultation on the two competing proposals here:


The implications of this change are huge for our area, so it is important that you consider the proposals closely and reply to the consultation.



Car parking concerns in Riccall

The Parish Council has reported concerns raised about parking, both at the park and for the cycle track, to the Neighbourhood Policing Team and they will be patrolling these areas.
Any concerns can be reported by calling 101.
Thank you.

Riccall Community Library - reopening 12 April 2021

Variety of courses available








Media release SDC - residents and businesses praised on anniversary of first UK lockdown

The Leader of Selby District Council, Cllr Mark Crane, has paid tribute to the way residents and businesses have responded to the Covid-19 crisis on the anniversary of the first UK lockdown.

Cllr Crane said: “The Covid-19 pandemic has been very difficult for all of us. We have faced many challenges and, sadly, some have lost loved ones. On the anniversary of the lockdown it is important that we reflect on our losses and acknowledge the adversities we’ve lived through.

“The last year has seen a great many difficulties with deaths, lockdowns, exam cancellations and school closures affecting each and every one of us, with no-one left untouched by the pandemic.

“However, the residents of our district have shown remarkable resilience by coming together to support each other. We’ve seen residents shopping for neighbours, running errands and collecting prescriptions. New community support organisations have been set up and continue to run and support their communities today.

“It has been heartening to see many people commit to shopping locally and supporting their local business community as a response to the pandemic and I hope that continues in the future.

Selby District Council’s Chief Executive Janet Waggott added, “I’m very proud of the flexibility our residents have shown working in different ways to ensure services continue to be delivered to those who need them – in both the public and private sector.

“We’ve seen our business community reacting to the pandemic by adapting, working differently, moving online and changing their services, perhaps by delivering or offering click and collect. The way people have embraced virtual working and adapted to catching up online using video calling to keep in touch has been quite remarkable.

“I’m also really proud of the community spirit and partnership working between the faith, voluntary and community sectors which is still ongoing now. This has been vital to ensure we have been able to help and support each other at such a difficult time and throughout the various lockdowns.

“I think the residents and businesses of the Selby district should rightly be very proud of the way they as a community have reacted to this pandemic.”


Riccall Park works - update 22.03.2021


The work last week w/c, 15th March, has been completed, however there is more work to take place. We will update when we have dates the work is to be carried out.

Thank you.


Tadcaster Community Patchwork project - instructions & information

Because of the success of the Tadcaster Community Patchwork project, Tadcrafters CIC have been commissioned to create a district-wide patchwork with the help of the community, but we've only got until April 12th to get all the contributions in so we really need your help to get the word out! 

The project is specifically aimed at people who are experiencing the most social isolation and this is why your support would be particularly important, however, everyone in the district is invited to contribute squares to represent how each of us is part of the community; individually joining together, and connecting with each other to make support networks in our neighbourhoods, villages and towns. This is also an opportunity to have your own organisation represented for posterity. 

We would like people of all ages, to join in by making a 15cm/6” square that represents themselves, a loved-one, a feature or an organisation in Selby District. Contributions are best if sewn or painted onto fabric, but drawings and paper collages can be submitted too.  

For the creatively-challenged, easy-peasy kits are available from reception at Community House in Selby, and at The Barn in Tadcaster, or I can send some to you. 

Completed squares need to be handed in to Community House, Selby, Sherburn Old Girls School and also can be posted to The Barn, St. Joseph's Street, Tadcaster, LS24 9HA by the magical date of Monday 12th April

Please see the attached Ethos and Instructions sheets 

You'll find lots of inspiration on our website or Facebook/Twitter/Instagram posts #PatchOfTheDay

 Thank you

Tadcrafters community Interest Company

ALSS - Family History and IT courses for April

If you are interested in undertaking an IT course please see the details below. 

🗓Census 2021 - how can you tell if communication is genuine?

We know that scammers will take any opportunity to try and separate individuals from your money so ahead of the 2021 Census, here's some tips on how to tell genuine Census communications from fraudsters:
📮You will only ever be contacted for the Census by letter, unless you have arranged a call with the contact centre.
✅Your Census form will ask for personal information but will never ask for your national insurance number, passwords, bank account details, or your credit or debit card numbers.
🏠Census officers may visit to offer help if you’re yet to complete the questionnaire. They may also visit to make sure that everyone has been counted. They will identify themselves as being from the ONS and carry an official ID badge. Census staff will never ask to enter your property.
🕰Census officers visit during the following times:
Monday to Saturday: 9am to 8pm
Sundays and bank holidays: 10am to 4pm
North Yorkshire Community Messaging (NYCM) is managed by North Yorkshire Police. The official website is
If you need to contact North Yorkshire Police please call 101 or in an emergency dial 999. Alternatively please email any non urgent enquiries to:
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