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Administrative Assistant required

Riccall Parish Council requires an Administrative Assistant, to work at our office at Riccall Regen Centre for 7 hrs per week. Hours to spread initially over two days, with flexibility to attend evening meetings. Experience of working within local government would be desirable but is not essential.

Deadline for applications - 29th April 2011. Interviews in May with position starting in June 2011.

For further details and a person specification / job description contact Lindsey Ryan

SADPD consultation deadline extended due to public demand

Selby District Council has extended the deadline for responses to the Site Allocation Development Plan Document (SADPD). Residents now have until 18th April 2011 to submit responses to the District Council.

The document sets out potential development sites and criteria for selecting which are the most suitable;for example where business development should be focused and where land should be considered for other uses. When finished, the document will create a framework for future development in the Selby district, which will be followed by individual planning applications that sort out the detail.

As part of this consultation the District Council is looking at the criteria to be applied to determine the suitability of potential sites for Gypsy and Traveller pitches. The Council is seeking a site to provide ten new pitches;the aim of the consultation is to identify the key issues to be considered in deciding whether a particular piece of land is suitable in principle. Importantly, no planning applications have been submitted on these sites; it is just the first stage in an exercise to find possible sites.

Precept for 2011/12

The Parish Council has increased the precept for 2011/12 by 13%, which in monetary terms is £9167 more than in 2010/11. It was a very difficult decision based on the current economic climate and based on what was needed to stand still and continue with existing services as a Council. The main reason for the increase in the Riccall precept is that it became unrealistic during 2010 for our Clerk and Finance Officer to continue running the Council office from home, as she has done for many years. This was due to the growing nature of the workload, project work and regular meetings. A decision was taken early last year, to move into an office at the Regen Centre from October 2010 and to take on some additional administrative assistance from April 2011.

The office rental, potential employment of an administrative assistant (being recruited at present) and associated equipment costs equate to the increase in precept this year. Street lighting costs have risen significantly, due to a re-assessment by NE Power. We are currently looking at entering into a partnership arrangement with NYCC, so that we can get our streetlighting more economically. The Council has made some cuts to try and keep the precept as realistic as possible in this transitional year for us.

The Council is aware that per household the precept in Riccall is more expensive than in some of the other local parishes but would defend this by asking residents to look at what we have on offer in Riccall and what work is continually happening to improve the village and community life in general.

We can assure you that Riccall Parish Council enters into a full and detailed budgetary process. Should you want to find out more or make an appointment to discuss our budget in detail or about plans for the community and on-going work, please contact our Finance Officer Lindsey Ryan


A19 diversion at Riccall junction 14th - 18th March 2011

Road Closure A19 (3)

Work is planned to resurface the A19 carriagway from the A163 to the Riccall junction and will commence on Monday 14th March 2011 and be complete by Friday 18th March 2011. A full road closure will be in operation from 7am to 5pm and a diversion will be used where pssible (see map). In the location where a diverion can not be established a 10mph speed limit and convoy control will be deployed between 9.30am and 3.30pm.

Riccall Parish Council response to SADPD

For information, please find below the Riccall Parish Council response to the Selby District Council 'Site Allocations Development Plan Document'

Protect your cycle - NY Police Operation Unit


North Yorkshire Police are encouraging residents to protect their cycles from theft by having them marked and registered on the Immobilise website.

This is a free service and available to residents on

Saturday 2nd April

11.30am - 1pm

Riccall Regen Centre

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