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Latest update on flooding

Selby District Council continues to be prepared for any flooding issues, with high river levels across the area, following days of heavy rain. Throughout the night Council staff were on stand by to work alongside colleagues from the Police, Fire & Rescue Service, Environment Agency, County Council and others to coordinate a response to any issues. Council staff continue to fill and distribute sandbags.

A spokesman for the Council said, 'We've got everything in place to monitor the situation overnight, to get resources where they're needed should river levels rise to certain levels. I'd urge people to stay in touch with what's happening in their area through local radio or online.'

Local road closures include:

Tadcaster bridge

Cawood bridge

A19 at Fulford Rd

C310 Kelfield to Cawood Rd

Floodline 0845 988 1188




Flooding update for Selby District

Selby DC resources are today being ploughed into flooding issues across the district, in partnership with NY Police, Fire & Rescue Service, Environment Agency and others. The primary concern today is Tadcaster and the surrounding area. Street cleaning services across the district have been suspended so staff can give practical support such as filling and distributing sandbags. Tadcaster bridge has been closed and will remain closed until at least 16th October due to possible bridge collapse. With the closure of the bridge in Tadcaster, Selby DC has set up two refuge centres in the town, one on either side of the river, at Rosemary House Community Centre, Rosemary Court and Calcaria House Community Centre, Windmill Rise, Tadcaster.

Cawood bridge has been closed.

Up to date flooding information is available via Floodline 0845 988 1188 or on the Environment Agency website


Riccall Jubilee Sportsfield - opening Sept 15th 2012


Saturday September 15th will see the opening of the new 'Jubilee Sportsfield' on Landing Lane in Riccall. Following several years of planning and fund raising, the new facility will be opened by Nigel Adams MP. Funding for the project has been provided by Drax Landfill, The Football Foundation, Riccall Parish Council, Riccall Utd FC and the Eastern Area Community Engagement Forum. Thank you to all the funders and to Riccall resident Billy Bills for generous fund raising efforts.

Activities will run from 11am until 4pm.

Junior Kwik Cricket (from 11am)

Junior Football Tournament (from 1.30pm)

Kids Mini-Olympics

BBQ & Bar

Bouncy Castle and Slide

Try Tennis and Bowls

Fairground rides

Zumba displays

Cheerleading displays

We will be around on the day to talk to you about the project.

See you there

Vikings and Swords grid - new look!!

John B with Vikings and Swords grid (1)

Using the theme of 'Snakes and Ladders', a 'Viking and Swords' grid has been totally refreshed at Riccall Park. Under the guidance of Riccall artist Neil Spilman, a small but hard working team of volunteers transformed the old safety surface into a new games area for children. Just take your own dice up to the park and use yourself as the counter! Enjoy!!


Picture of Riccall Primary School pupil, John Battye, who designed the game and won the Riccall Parish Council competition to make better use of this area.

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