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Lessons in democracy

Student Council

Student Councillors from Riccall Community Primary School arranged a visit from their local MP for Selby and Ainsty, Nigel Adams on Friday 7th December to enjoy a question and answer session. The children came prepared with lots of questions from their electorate (their classmates!) and grilled Nigel about his job as an MP, his ideas for the Selby area and ideas for his Christmas list!


Lindsey Ryan, Riccall Parish Council Clerk, who helps to run the Student Council at Riccall Primary School said: “The classes had come up with some interesting questions. Nigel was really natural and made the student councillors feel relaxed. We were really grateful that he gave up his time to see us and the children came away having learnt some great lessons about how democracy works and about issues local to where they live. It was a really memorable and worthwhile experience for the young people involved.”


George Hopwood, Student Council publicity officer (aged 7) said ‘It was very exciting meeting Nigel Adams. We told him that part of our Student Council is a coalition, like the government.’


Nigel Adams MP said “It was a real privilege to meet with the students from Riccall Primary School. I was really impressed by their engagements and interest in the workings of Parliament and I’m sure there were some budding politicians in their midst!”

Flooding closes local roads again

Cawood Bridge closed

Cawood Bridge has been closed due to the Environment Agency initiating the flood defence at Cawood Bridge. The B1222 (Kelfield Ings) will also be closed today.

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Young Riccall resident set to branch out

Callum Finn Web

Callum Finn presented his business ideas to Riccall Parish Council in February. He has set up his own business, aiming to make furniture out of trees that have to be felled. Inspired by the felling of a huge Chestnut tree in Riccall, Callum took his ideas to the 'Selby Dragon Tamers' competition, presenting to around 200 business men and women and coming home to Riccall with second prize. A student at Barlby High School, Callum was thrilled to inform the Council that his school won both first and second prize in the competition.

The Council was very impressed with Callum's ideas and presentation and is going to ask him to give an update later in the year.

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