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SDC - Planning Process Explained


ROUTE CLOSURE: SOLAR SYSTEM WAY – A closure will be in place from Stillingfleet Road to Riccall from 8:00am on Tuesday 1st March to allow for resurfacing works to take place. Unfortunately, we are unable to signpost a suitable diversion.

Resurfacing work will be taking place in sections along the path in the coming weeks and we will update this page with further information regarding closures as dates are confirmed. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Kind regards,


RPC Community Grants Scheme

Riccall Parish Council has a limited amount of funding available for Riccall community groups to apply for. In an effort to support its community groups, the Parish Council would like to encourage applications for small grants, up to a maximum of £400. You will need to clearly demonstrate why you need the funding and complete an application form.

The next deadline for applications will be 28th February 2022.

The other deadlines for applications this year are:
23rd May
22nd August

Please email for an application form. Copies of the Guidance and Application Forms are also available on our website

Time to get walking again!

At this time of year we start to think about the mud drying up and getting out to walk in the beautiful English Countryside again, but where to find new and interesting walks?

Walking in Yorkshire has hundreds of walks to download and print, free, it also has books of walks, details of all the walking groups in the county and much more. Whether you want to walk on your own or with a group all the information is there in one place.

John Harris (the custodian of the website) said ‘There is so much walking information on the web but it is difficult to find. Walking in Yorkshire (part of the Walking in England website) has brought it together in one place so whether you are walking from home, or away on holiday, you will be able to find a walk suitable for you’.

With walks from half a mile to twelve miles plus long, and a note of suitability for pushchairs and wheelchairs, everyone can find a walk to enjoy.

So home or away, check out the websites and get walking!

Northern Powergrid Customer Update - Storm Dudley & Storm Eunice

We wanted to make you aware of preparations we have made in readiness for Storms Dudley and Eunice.
We are aware that both storms carry a threat of gale force winds, forecast for our operating area from Wednesday evening, potentially causing damage to our network. We want to assure you that we closely track the weather and have ensured our resources are in place to respond if the storms impact our network.
Our network control engineers have capability to restore power supplies remotely, switching electricity through alternative routes on our network wherever possible to get customers back on supply. In parallel our frontline workforce will be deployed to carry out local switching and repairs to restore power as safely and quickly as possible, conditions allowing.
We will continue to track the forecast closely, as we always do. If the situation develops we will keep you updated by text (where we have your number) and email - Please keep an eye out for these updates.
As a reminder: if you do lose power, you can report your power cut online at or take a look at our 24/7 social media feeds on Facebook and Twitter (@NorthPowergrid).
Informing us that you have no power means we can keep in touch with you during the power cut.
We are also reminding anyone who spots any damaged overhead power lines or other equipment that they must not approach the area and should report it immediately by calling 105. Our 24/7 contact centre will be available with advisors ready to provide information, advice and support to customers who call 105, the free, three-digit power cut number.
If you have a disability, medical condition or very young family, who may need greater assistance during a power cut and have signed up to our Priority Services Membership, we will keep you updated as a priority. If you require further support, you can contact our dedicated priority service line 0800 169 2996. Our customer support vehicles are also prepped and ready to go out into local communities, where possible, to offer help on the ground to those who need it most.
We expect that the storm will create levels of disruption that are over and above typical levels. If it does, we will be applying the lessons learnt from Storm Arwen in relation to keeping customers updated on our progress. In the early stages, we will give longer estimates of likely restoration times that reflect the fact that we won't know the extent of the damage to the network. During that time, we will expect to get a lot of supplies restored by reconfiguring the network, but we will not yet know which customers are affected by damage that needs physical repair to restore supplies. In those early stages, we will be working hard to assess the damage so that we can provide more precise updates as the situation unfolds.
You can also find some useful hints and tips on what to do during a power cut on our website at
Team Powergrid

Solar System Way closure information

Just to make you all aware all there are further works taking place on the Solar System Way over the next couple of months which will require closures on the route. We’ll be putting out the following information (or similar wording) through our social media later today.


Solar System Way closure information: Bridge construction work on the Solar System Way will be taking place from 21st February for a number of weeks. During this time there will be a path closure near Escrick Station, Stillingfleet Road (see map). Users will have access to the path up to the work site until the closure is extended to cover the path between Escrick and Riccall in early March to allow for resurfacing works to take place along the route. Unfortunately, there are no suitable diversions.

An update with more information will be available when further details are confirmed – apologies for any inconvenience caused.


Find out about becoming a candidate in crucial elections

Find out about becoming a candidate in crucial elections

In spring, North Yorkshire residents will be able to vote in elections that will help to shape the way services in the county are run in a new era of local government.

The vote on Thursday, 5 May, will elect 90 councillors who will represent 89 divisions across the county for the final year of the County Council and then the first four years of a new North Yorkshire Council that will be created on 1 April, 2023.

The new council will replace the current county, district and borough councils and will deliver all local services to residents. Newly elected councillors will shape what public services will look like ahead of North Yorkshire Council’s first day.

In July 2021, the Government announced that a new single council would be formed to deliver all services across North Yorkshire. A draft Structural Changes Order is now before Parliament and paves the way for elections on May 5.


Richard Flinton, chief executive of North Yorkshire County Council and county returning officer, said: “The councillors elected on 5 May will make decisions on services that affect individuals, families and communities, so we want to make sure that anyone who wants to consider stepping forward as a candidate has all the information they need.”


Prospective candidates and their agents are invited to a countywide online live event on Thursday, 17 February, from 5pm to 6pm.


The virtual session on Microsoft Teams will cover the role of a councillor and community leader, what being a councillor in the county council from May 2022 and then the new unitary authority from April 2023 onwards will mean as well as the structure of the council and key aspects of the role. There will be an opportunity to ask questions.


Speakers will include Richard Flinton as the county returning officer with Janet Waggott and Barry Khan as two of the deputy returning officers. The speakers attending may change.

Each district within the county will also run local briefings for the division prospective candidates are interested in representing, covering the election process, timetable, nominations, appointment of agents and local arrangements.


Prospective candidates do not need to book a place at the countywide Teams live event on Thursday, 17 February. More information about this and the local briefings that will follow can be found at where a recording of the countywide event will be published.

 The Selby district local briefing will take place on:

  • Wednesday, 2 March, 5pm to 6pm. This virtual event will be hosted on Teams, email or call 01757 292116 to receive the link

North Yorkshire residents who are eligible to vote are being encouraged to make sure that they are registered to vote. If you 18 or over, find out how to register at

Commissioner praises North Yorkshire Youth Commission as appeal for new members begins

Commissioner praises North Yorkshire Youth Commission as appeal for new members begins (

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