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Speed Concern for:  A19 Selby Road, Whitley (SE1610520)

" Good Afternoon,

By way of introductions, my name is Jamie, and I’m the Community Speed Watch Co-ordinator for North Yorkshire Police.

I am writing in response to a speed concern either from yourself or your local community and was hoping we can work together to potentially setting up a Community Speed Watch (CSW) scheme in your area.

CSW is a new scheme that is being launched across North Yorkshire designed to support local communities and improve road safety by allowing residents to address speed concerns in their local area with the support of North Yorkshire Police. At this moment I am looking to see if this is something you feel you and your community are interested in and with your support we will be happy to look to launch the scheme in your area subject to a full site risk assessment.

I have attached a guidance pack which explains the scheme in more detail. I have also attached a group registration form for you to fill in with names and details of any people who wish to participate in the scheme.

Please do let me know if this is something you think your community would (or wouldn’t) be interested in by replying to me at CommunitySpeedWatch@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk ******

Similarly, if you have any questions regarding CSW, please get in contact and I will help in any way I can.

I look forward to hearing your thoughts.


Jamie "


 ***** CONTACT the Parish Council if you are interested in registering to be involved



Appeal for support from the public to tackle dog fouling

Thursday, 6 July 2017

Members of the public are being urged to report dog owners who fail to clean up after their dog has fouled.
The Council’s Don’t be a Waster – Reduce, Reuse, Respect campaign is highlighting the issue of dog fouling this month by reminding dog owners of the penalties and asking residents to report the culprits.
As well as working with parish councils, schools and community groups to tackle the issue, the Council is also working with the Dogs Trust to host community events to promote responsible dog ownership. The events will take place in Riccall, Sherburn in Elmet and Selby. One has already taken place in Tadcaster.
Free dog poo bags, supplied by Jollyes Pet Superstore in Selby, are being given away at the Council’s Access Selby office in Market Cross, Selby and at the Regen Centre, Riccall.
Cllr Richard Musgrove said, “Dog fouling is totally unacceptable. The vast majority of dog owners are responsible and clean up after their pets.
“During July we’ll be reminding everyone how easy it is to report someone for not picking up after their dog – and the penalties for doing so.
“Failing to clean up after your dog is anti-social, smelly and can spread diseases. There are no excuses for failing to clean up after your dog and if we catch you, we will fine you.”
Don’t forget – bagged dog poo can be placed in any of the district’s 600 plus litter and dog waste bins.
When reporting an offence of dog fouling please think about the following:
  • Do you know of a dog owner who never, or hardly ever, picks up after their pet?
  • Do they usually walk the dog at a certain time during the day?
  • What times are the offences being committed?
  • Where are the offences being committed?
  • What does the dog look like?
  • What does the owner look like?
  • If the dog owner using a car, what is the number on the registration plate?
Cllr Musgrave added, “Dog fouling can be tackled by the whole community working together. Some dog owners think that they can get away with not picking up after their pet if they believe they cannot be seen. But as more and more people come forward to report dog fouling offences, irresponsible dog owners may start to think twice about their actions.”
It is an offence for a person in charge of a dog at the time it fouls not to clean up its faeces in a public place. Failure to clean up after a dog has fouled may result in a fixed penalty fine of £75, payable within 14 days, or a fine of up to £1,000 if court action is taken.
Residents who witness dog fouling are asked to contact the Council and provide as much information as possible. To report dog fouling, visit www.selby.gov.uk/dogfouling, email info@selby.gov.uk or telephone 01757 705101.



Whitley Parish Council (Selby District) Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer 

Whitley Parish Council is recruiting for a highly motivated Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer. The hours per week are 6-8 hours a week; the remuneration is Local Government NJC Scale LC1 – SCP 18 (£9.392 per hour).

The ideal candidate must have an understanding of financial accounting procedures and have good time management and organisational skills. The role offers flexibility, working from home with the appropriate allowances being paid.

The duties briefly include:

  • Preparing the Council agendas and writing the minutes of the meetings.
  • Advising the Council on matters Legal and Financial.
  • Implementing the decisions of the Council
  • Preparing the accounts and maintaining financial records
  • Managing communications of the Council

Application is by way of a CV and covering letter to:

Councillor Simon Humphrey,

Chairman, Whitley Parish Council

2, Firs Court Gardens


DN14 0HZ

Tel: 01977 662271

Email: sh.councillorwpc@gmail.com

The closing date for applications is Friday 21st July 2017 with interviews to take place within two to three weeks of the closing date.

For additional details or information contact either Councillor S Humphrey or Councillor John Watson, 01977 661442, email jw.councillorwpc@gmail.com








North Yorkshire Community Messaging

You are invited to meet Julia at one of her public surgeries to discuss policing and crime issues.

The surgeries run on an appointment only basis, with each appointment lasting 15 minutes. 

The next public surgery will take place at Selby Community Centre, Scott Road, Selby, YO8 4BL, on Monday 8th May from 3pm until 5pm.

  • Julia said: "The surgeries are a good opportunity for local people to come along and tell me how the police are doing in their area and to bring up any issues they may have about safety in the community.

    “If you have any concerns or problems regarding policing and crime matters that you would like to discuss with me, please contact my office to request an appointment."

Surgery dates are organised around the county on different days and at different times; you do not necessarily have to go to the surgery closest to your home, but can choose the most convenient to you.

To request an appointment,



    Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner
    12 Granby Road, Harrogate, HG1 4ST
    01423 569 562





    New future for Kellingley as planning consent granted for former Colliery site 

    Thursday, 13 April 2017







    Your Village Needs You


    Whitley Village Parish Council are aiming to create a volunteer body

    The Friends of Whitley

    to improve and develop Whitley Parks and the
    Whitley Common Nature Reserve


     We require a wide skill base so if you have any time to spare however small
    we would love to hear from you

    For further details please contact Amanda Coney 


    SDC : Council Tax agreed for next financial year 

    SDC WEBSITE               COUNCIL TAX FAQs 


    This from NYCC Cllr. John McCartney 


    These cuts come into force on the 10 April.

    476 – Selby to Pontefract (Monday to Friday)

    The early morning, 06.25, from Selby calling at Burn, Hensall, Eggborough, Kellington, Beal and Kellingley IS CUT

    The last bus from Pontefract 18.05 calling at Kellingley,Beal, Kellington, Eggborough, Hensall and Burn IS CUT.

    So from 10 April, the last bus from Pontefract will be at 15.35, so bang goes any chance of people relying on public transport getting a job in Knottingley or Pontefract.

    405/X45 Selby to Doncaster- Calling at Burn, Eggborough and Whitley

    The LAST bus (Monday to Friday) either way. GOES. The 20.45 from Doncaster and the 19.40 from Selby.

    This will mean that the last bus from Selby will be at 17.20, making it less likely that a person, reliant on public transport, will be able to work in Selby.

    The five X45 buses either way from Selby to Doncaster on a SUNDAY calling at Burn, Eggborough and Whitley ARE SCRAPPED, These villages become a bus free zone on a Sunday.













    Prohibition of Heavy Commercial Vehicles - Gravelhill Lane, Whitley

    Attached for your information is a PDF of the above Traffic Regulation Order, which was sealed on 2 December 2016 and will come into operation on 12 December 2016.

    Richard Pennell

    Legal Officer (Business & Environmental Services)

    For Assistant Chief Executive (Legal and Democratic Services) and Monitoring Officer

    North Yorkshire County Council | County Hall | Northallerton | North Yorkshire | DL7 8AD Direct Line: 01609 532869- F:

    Email: richard.pennell@northyorks.gov.uk

    Document: 110998/634435





    Press release from North Yorkshire County Council

    Residents invited to join budget conversation

    North Yorkshire County Council is inviting residents to join a conversation about its progress in responding to reductions in funding while creating a council and services to meet future challenges.

    People can do so by taking part in a live web chat with Council Leader Cllr Carl Les and Chief Executive Richard Flinton on Tuesday, 13 December, between 5pm and 7pm.

    Cllr Les said: “A similar web chat last year was informative for us and, I hope, the members of the public that took part. We want to hear people’s views on the priorities that guide our work. They may have ideas about how we can improve on what we are doing. Everyone who lives and works in North Yorkshire has a stake in the county, so we hope people will take the opportunity to ask their questions and share their views.”

    The County Council has accepted the Government’s offer of a four-year financial settlement. The settlement is very challenging as it represents the phased removal of the Government’s revenue support grant by 2020. However, it also offers a degree of certainty and the opportunity for contingency planning during a period of extreme uncertainty.

    As well as delivering savings, the council is investing in priorities for the county, including:

    • highways capital improvements as well as highways maintenance;
    • extending Extra Care housing into every market town in the county, enabling people to live independently in their own homes with care and support available on site;
    • an innovative adult social care prevention service called Living Well, supporting older people to lead full, independent lives for as long as possible;
    • developing a commercial arm selling high-quality services to other authorities;
    • extending its Stronger Communities programme, which supports communities in running services for themselves in imaginative and sustainable ways;
    • spending relatively little on agency staff – for another year the County Council had no agency social workers, which is rare for a local authority; and
    • continuing to reduce the cost of back office, management and administrative functions.

    People can sign up to take part in the live web chat and leave questions in advance at www.northyorks.gov.uk/budget, where they can also read more about the council’s budget position. People can also take part in an online consultation on the council’s priorities and council tax at www.northyorks.gov.uk/budgetconsultation.




    Over the past fortnight or so there had been a small number of residents in West Haddlesey mentioning some odd, but not overtly, suspicious activity in the village - people delivering leaflets, parked up in vans for an hour at a time, knocking on doors but not waiting for an answer...

    It now transpires that we had been targeted by fraudsters who had been intercepting post kept in people's outside letterboxes. They had been using the resident's name and address details and putting in fraudulent applications for credit - bank loans, overdrafts, etc., - and intercepting the replies as they arrived in the post, the credit cards as they were sent, PIN numbers, etc., - whilst this was only discovered at the weekend, already one resident has found that a £10,000 bank loan (fully withdrawn) and a £10,000 credit card (maxed out) had been taken out in their name, and we suspect that there will be more to come to light.

    Whilst the residents almost certainly won't be adversely affected financially, they will suffer a degree of inconvenience as they resolve the issues and clear their credit ratings, and some residents find it somewhat unnerving that these fraudsters are at work in the area.

    I thought it worth mentioning to you all - whether they are local, or the village was just chosen at random, it probably does little harm to be on the look out for this sort of thing.

    Giles Bennett
    Clerk to West Haddlesey Parish Meeting





    The County Council has received an application for the diversion of the above footpaths, shown as A-B-C-D-E, onto a new route shown as A-I-H-G-F on the attached plan. The owner of Junction House wishes to divert the section D-E onto a new route running along the southern field boundary of his property, in order to improve security and privacy. As part of the same proposal, the County Council is seeking to divert 35.73/5 away from a missing footbridge over the drain at point B, onto a more southerly route crossing the drain via an existing culvert at point I, thus saving the cost of a bridge replacement. No stiles or gates are required for stock control and the new route will have a recorded width of 1.5 metres.

    The base map used for the plan shows the outline of the former Whitley Lee, a shallow body of water formed by mining subsidence. It should be pointed out that the Lee was recently drained and will not affect the proposed route. The new ‘T’ shaped drain has been drawn on the map for reference.

    In order to make an informed judgement on the likely effect of the proposal I am seeking the views of all interested parties before a decision is taken to make an Order under Section 119 of the Highways Act.

    I would be obliged therefore if you could inform me whether or not you have any objections to the proposal, preferably within 28 days of the date of this letter.

    Yours faithfully, Andy Hunter 

    Public Rights of Way

    Waste and Countryside Service

    County Hall, Northallerton North Yorkshire DL7 8AH

    Tel: 01609 534256 







    The Parish Council continues the long standing tradition of providing a Christmas hamper for all Whitley residents who have reached a grand age. The Over 80’s list is updated by Cllr. Kath Walton and we are keen that all eligible residents are included.

    Contact Kath on 662720 or KTWalton.wpc@outlook.com






    The County Council intend to carry out drainage and surfacing works as detailed below

    Location: Fulham Lane, Whitley

    Start Date: 12 September 2016

    Completion: 21 September

    Hours of work: A full closure will be in place between 07:00 – 17:00hrs

    The works are located at two sites on Fulham Lane, consequently the drainage work will have a different diversion route to the surfacing element.

    The drainage will be undertaken from 12th to 16th September.

    The surfacing will be from 19th – 21st September.

    The diversion plans are detailed below.

    Please note this work is weather dependant so the start date may be subject to change.









    Families urged to come forward for help with winter bills

    ONE-OFF GRANTS are available to families and individuals on low incomes in the run-up to winter.

    More than 20 energy companies offer the Warm Home Discount scheme, which gives eligible customers a one-off grant towards their electricity bill or prepayment meter during the winter.

    Schemes are set to open from around August time, and the payment is expected to remain the same as previous years at £140.

    Families on low incomes or welfare are encouraged to get ahead of the queue and register their interest now with the support of the Warm and Well in North Yorkshire project, which seeks to raise awareness of cold homes.

    Although criteria for the grant varies according to the energy supplier, generally customers qualify automatically if they are in receipt of the Guarantee element of Pension Credit.

    Households might also be eligible for the payment if they receive certain means-tested benefits or have an annual income of less than £16,000 and there is a child under-5, someone with a disability, or someone elderly living at the property. In this case residents have to apply for the £140.

    Kate Urwin, the Yorkshire Energy Doctor, who is working with Warm and Well said:

    “Customers can either apply online via their electricity supplier or call them up. It is a good idea to get in quickly as some schemes are first come first served and close when they have reached their maximum number of applicants.

    “The £140 payment can go a long way to easing financial pressure on families during the winter, and is set up in such a way that it reaches those who need it the most.”

    For support with the Warm Home Discount application as well as with wider energy matters such as debt or switching, families are also able to contact Kate directly. She can be reached on 07738 818391 or 01757 249100.

    Families can also talk to Warm and Well in North Yorkshire for a wider variety of support around being cold at home. Please visit www.first4contact.org or call 01904 704177.



    Dog and animal fouling

    Reporting dog fouling incidents

    Selby District Council make every effort to apprehend offenders. For the best results, it is essential that if you have any information, you pass it on to the Community Warden without delay, you can report it here. If we can identify the offender, we can take the following action:

    1. Verbal or written warning

    In this case the witness would not be identified.

    2. Formal action

    In this case, the witness must be prepared to give a written statement and appear in court if needed. The witness must be able to identify the owner and the dog and also give details of the date, time and circumstances of the offence.

    Photographic or video evidence is not essential but can be helpful in proving that the offence did take place. Any independent witness should also be identified. Your information will help to make the District a cleaner and healthier place to live.

    More information

    SDC have adopted the Dogs (Fouling of Land) Act 1996. Under this legislation it is an offence to fail to clear up the mess made by a dog which is in your charge on any designated land in Selby District. The maximum penalty for this offence is a fine of £1000.

    Designated land in Selby District is all land in the open air to which the public have a right of access either by payment or not. Exceptions to designated land, where there is no offence are:

    • Carriageways with a speed limit greater than 40 mph and the land running alongside them.
    • Agricultural land or woodlands.
    • Marshland, moor or heath rural common land.

    Note - The following will not be considered as a suitable excuse:

    • Being unaware of the fouling;
    • Not being with the dog at the time; or
    • Not having any suitable equipment to remove the mess.

    This means that we have the potential to prosecute owners who let their dogs roam unattended.

    Proactive Work

    SDC also work proactively with parish councils and other parties, putting up signage and supply stencils and paints to spray on pavements as a deterrent.

    For further information on reporting dog fouling please contact us on 01757 292225.



    We have received notification from the office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire of two advice surgeries that are taking place in August.  Please find a copy of the notification below in italic text:

    Your opportunity to tell Police and Crime Commissioner Julia Mulligan how the police are doing in your area, and to bring up any issues you may have about safety in your community when she visits on Wednesday 3 August. Advice surgeries are by appointment only, please call 01423 569 562, to book.

    The surgeries will take place at:

    Wednesday 3 August

    • Tadcaster – 11am to 1pm
      Tadcaster Methodist Church, High St, LS24 9AT
    • Selby – 3pm to 5pm
      Selby Community Centre, Scott Road, YO8 4BL, Selby

    Advice surgeries are by appointment only, please call 01423 569 562 to book your place.

    Visit our website for the full details at www.northyorkshire-pcc.gov.uk

    Thank you

    The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner

    Tel: 01423 569 562

    E-mail: info@northyorkshire-pcc.gov.uk







    First poll cards issued for the EU vote on Thursday 23rd June


    Please note that the Polling Station will be INSIDE the George & Dragon





    more pictures on our FACEBOOK PAGE 










    We love dogs, we hate dog mess......





    Dog owners warned of changes to law







    We love dogs, we hate dog mess...... 



    It’s the Queen’s 90th birthday in 2016, do we as a village celebrate this event with a beacon in the village, an event in Daffodil Park, a garden party with a brass band at the George and Dragon or not at all? Let the Parish Council know your views on this. Next meeting Whitley & Eggborough School, Tuesday Feb 9th 7:30pm





    Latest update on the Great Heck waste cleanup HERE 


    The Parish Council has a new Clerk, 

                                                          Mr John Dickens    

                                                       07842 711147 




    Recruitment opens for Special Constables. Make a difference - join the team!

    North Yorkshire Police is looking to recruit at least 70 new Special Constables during its 2016 recruitment campaign which opens on 4 January. Special Constables are volunteer police officers who have the same uniform and powers as regular (paid) police officers. They volunteer a minimum of 16 hours per month to policing York and North Yorkshire and carry out a full range of operational, front-line duties.
    North Yorkshire Police currently has 198 Special Constables and is looking for new recruits to be based in every district of North Yorkshire.

    “Specials” as they are known, come from all walks of life and backgrounds which means that they bring with them a whole host of skills and abilities which complement those of their regular (paid) colleagues.
    They go through a rigorous training programme before they qualify to go out on the beat where they cover a wide range of duties from policing public events, to attending emergency incidents.
    They can also choose to undertake further training and specialise in a particular area of policing such as public order, (policing protests, football matches etc) and roads policing.
    Chief Constable Dave Jones, who is also the National Police Chiefs’ Council’s lead for Citizens in Policing (the term used for all volunteers in policing), said: “Joining the specials opens up a world of opportunities for personal and professional advancement. It is also a hugely rewarding and unique volunteering experience. The Special Constabulary is developing all the time and as well as being involved in general policing duties, more opportunities are now available for specials to focus on a particular area of policing and build up expertise and experience in that field. By joining the specials, you will be part of a team of like-minded people who really do make a difference to people’s lives, and whose work is appreciated by both regular officers and members of the public alike.”

    Julia Mulligan, Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire, added: “The specials are an important part of the policing family and their role is highly valued. As well as playing a great role in increasing police presence in our communities, being a special is a great way to meet new friends and develop skills that will stand you in good stead throughout life.“Many people don’t realise that specials undergo extensive initial training as well as training on the job and exercise the same powers as regular officers do. If you want to make a real difference in your community, this is the volunteer role for you.”

    To support this year’s campaign, some of North Yorkshire Police’s Special Constables took part in a video giving an insight into why they became a special and how they juggle volunteering with their day-to-day life.

    Special Constable Sharon Leverton from Skipton joined North Yorkshire Police’s Special Constabulary when she turned 40. She said: “When I was 18 I did work experience at Skipton police station and afterwards I thought, yes, this is what I want to do. But as I got married, had children and time passed me by, I never actually got around to joining. I love my job as a hairdresser, and when the opportunity arose, I thought why not join as a special? I didn’t expect to get through the application process and was really shocked when I did. I find it really rewarding, really satisfying and I have had some really great moments and learning experiences, I really do enjoy it. If you’re thinking about joining and have the time to spare, I’d definitely recommend it - do it!”
    Lucy Hammond is a Special Constable in York, she works full time, has a four-year-old son, is training for a marathon, but still manages to devote 100 hours a month to special duties. She said: “I always wanted to join the police but one thing and another got in the way. I joined the specials to see if it really was for me. It fits really well with my work/life balance and my day to day life. But you do have to be really organised. If you want to do it, you will make those small sacrifices, but they are sacrifices worth making. Being a special is one of the most rewarding things that I have ever done.”
    Dave Allen is a Special Constable in Scarborough, he has a young family and helps run his family’s metal plating business. He said: “I joined the specials as I always wanted to join the police, but left school at 16 and went straight into the family business so it never materialised for me. When I got the chance to join as a special, I jumped at it. I find it very rewarding and it’s fantastic to work with the community. I deal with all kinds of incidents from road collisions to missing people. I particularly enjoy working with young, vulnerable people. Knowing that I can help make a difference to their lives is a great feeling.”
    Hear more from Sharon, Lucy and Dave in our video.

    As a Special Constable, recruits must commit to volunteering a minimum of 16 hours per month, but during their initial training and probation, they are likely to complete significantly more hours. They will also have to commit to ongoing training once their initial training is complete. Initial training is made up of 3-4 months of weekend based training which is mandatory.
    For more information, including frequently asked questions, please visit www.nypspecials.com

    Recruitment closes at 9am on 1 February 2016.


    Jan 2016

    Information about flooding in the Selby area 



    Christmas waste collections in the district 



    The Cafe is open to anyone and offers a friendly weekly event to meet other people and take part in gentle activities.

    Horton Housing run a number of community cafe hubs, in the Selby area, aimed at vulnerable adults who may be experiencing or at risk of social isolation.

    The cafes offer a range of day-time activities based around the needs identified in the community, such as independent living skills, educational opportunities,
    debt management and healthy cooking. This project is funded by North Yorkshire County Council's Innovation Fund.

    Transport can be arranged. MORE INFO





    Speeding along the A19 “It’s 30mph for a reason” 


    In an attempt to raise awareness about speeding your Parish Council have agreed to provide a wheelie bin sticker for all homes along the A19.  We hope will act as a visible sign to motorists as they drive through our village. If you’ve had stickers delivered, please place this on your bin(s) for everyone to see on collection day. We can supply more if you need them.





    We love dogs... We hate dog mess

    We regularly receive complaints about dog fouling, particularly along Learning Lane and the Daffodil Park. Dog walkers, please comply with the law and clean up after your pet. Dog mess can be bagged and placed in any waste bin.... If anyone wishes to report a problem, click here for SDC dog warden and offence reporting details









    Proposed footpath diversion from Whitley to Great Heck 


    Southern Community Engagement Forum

    Youth Consultation

    We were set up by Selby District Council in partnership with other key organisations in the area including district, county and parish councillors, co-opted community representatives and partner organisations.

    Our role is to influence how services are planned and delivered in our area, identify and implement solutions to address local concerns, and to contribute to setting the priorities for public services in the area.

    The Southern CEF covers: Balne, Beal, Burn, Camblesforth, Carlton, Chapel Haddlesey, Criddling Stubbs, Drax, Eggborough, Gateforth, Great Heck, Hambleton, Hirst Courtney, Kellington, Kirk Smeaton, Little Smeaton, Long Drax, Newland, Stapleton, Temple Hirst, Thorpe Willoughby, Walden Stubbs, West Bank, West Haddlesey, Whitley and Womersley

    In 2014 we embarked on consulting with local residents about priority issues that need addressing. From this work 3 priorities emerged which included Youth Provision.

    In September 2015 a Youth Event was held to look at ideas for additional activities and events. Based on these suggestions we are contacting all youth organisations in the area and the young people they work with to ask for your assistance in  completing this brief questionnaire.





    Odour issues from waste site at Great Heck 




    Launch Event

    Thursday 15 October 2015 from 6.00pm

    at Selby District Council, Civic Centre,

    Doncaster Road, Selby, YO8 9FT

    The Selby & District Dementia Action Alliance aims to raise awareness of and influence attitudes to dementia. Our ambition is that businesses and organisations will become dementia friendly, improving the ways in which people with dementia feel at home here.

    Guest Speakers

    John Henderson, Dementia Action Alliance

    Fiona Andrews, British Transport Police

    Eileen and Richard Jacques

    Claire Wandless, Carer

    Miss Rosalind Jackson

    Caroline Baker, Director of Dementia Services Barchester Healthcare

    Councillor Richard Sweeting, Chairman of Selby District Council and Chair of Selby & District DAA

    Current Alliance Members

    Alzheimer's Society - Selby and York
    British Transport Police - North East Region
    Community Pharmacy North Yorkshire
    Dementia Forward
    Groundwork West & North Yorkshire
    North Yorkshire County Council - Health and Adult Services
    North Yorkshire County Council Trading Standards and Planning Services
    North Yorkshire Libraries & Information Service
    North Yorkshire Police
    The Provincial Grand Lodge of Yorkshire North and East Ridings
    Two Ridings Community Foundation
    York Hospitals NHS Trust

    If you are interested in attending please contact to Suzanne Sweeting, Core Project Officer, Selby District Council on ssweeting@selby.gov.uk or 01757 292081

    Free parking on site and refreshments will be provided



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    Community Speed Watch starts in Whitley

    A second session of observations took place on 24th August and motorists exceeding the 30 mph speed limit will now receive a warning letter from the Police, followed by formal action if they are observed again. We thank the team who are all unpaid volunteers, local people who want to make a difference.

    Beware that you don't get caught.

    More details on how to volunteer from the Police Station in Eggborough. 




    Whitley Parish Council

    Due to the retirement of the current post holder, applications are invited for the post of Clerk & Responsible Financial Officer (RFO)

    Hours will be 6 to 8 hours per week. Minimum starting salary SCP18 £9.21 per hour depending on qualifications.
    Working from home will be necessary and an allowance will be paid for this together with other costs including the use of own computer, software and consumables.

    Duties will include:

    Acting as advisor to the council, preparation of meeting agendas, minute taking. Compilation of correspondence, ability to use e-mail is necessary. The candidate will be responsible for filing, preparation of budget estimates, the production of annual accounts of the parish council, the completion of statutory returns as required. The successful candidate will possess a high degree of literacy and numeracy coupled with excellent organisational skills and the ability to use word processing and spreadsheet packages.

    Previous local government experience is desirable but not essential.
    For further information please contact either:
    1. The present clerk who will shortly be retiring on 01977 662800 and email kleppingwell@tiscali.co.uk
    2. The chairman of the parish council Mr Simon Humphrey on 01977 662271 and email

    Interested applicants should submit a written application for the post together with a CV to include details of qualifications and relevant experience.

    Closing date for applications 25th September 2015




    The County Council, as Local Transport Authority for North Yorkshire, has a statutory duty to have and maintain a Local Transport Plan. The current Local Transport Plan (LTP3) runs until 31 March 2016. It is therefore necessary for the County Council to renew the Plan which will set out the council’s plans and strategies for maintaining and improving all aspects of the local transport system for the next 30 years.

    As you may be aware, our first phase of consultation with our Citizens Panel, the public and our statutory stakeholders has now ended. Initial indications show that the views of the stakeholders and of the public are broadly the same as those received during consultations for and during LTP3. Further details are provided in the briefing attached as an annex to this letter.

    Based partly on the responses from the first phase of consultation, on our on going engagement and discussions with stakeholders and building on the experience gained from LTP3 we have formulated a draft hierarchy of consideration and some draft Objectives for LTP4.

    We are interested to hear your views on this draft hierarchy and Objectives alongside any other comments or observations you may have on the Local Transport Plan and transport issues in North Yorklshire. To aid your response we have enclosed a pro forma with this letter however please feel free to respond by letter or e mail if this is preferable by 15 September 2015.

    Please note that there will be an opportunity to comment on the final draft version of the Plan during a further phase of consultation in November 2015.

    Yours sincerely,

    Andrew Bainbridge
    Team Leader Transport Planning 




    Congratulations and very well done to Jasmine Toal, who lives in Whitley, and is a member of 1st Kellington St Edmund’s guides, who has completed her Baden Powell Challenge to achieve her Baden Powell Award.
    This is one of the highest awards a guide can obtain. To achieve this Jasmine had to show proficiency in many tasks including first aid, zumba, crafts and sponsored events.
    Her final challenge was to spend a weekend aboard a long boat and assist in the running of it.

    Well done Jasmine.





    Whitley Parish Council

    The Parish Council has a vacancy for a co-opted councillor.

    If you are interested in village matters and want to contribute

    to the development of Whitley

    contact Councillor Simon Humphrey on 01977 662271

    or the Parish Clerk on 01977 662800

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    SUPERFAST FIBRE OPTIC BROADBAND is now available in Whitley. Compare some deals HERE 







    If you have any information related to the following incidents which have occurred in the last month in North Yorkshire please contact NYP on 101

    The following messages include warnings and incidents that have happened in North Yorkshire but not necessarily in your own area.

    Please be aware that cold-callers seem to be targeting your area at the moment. Do not buy anything from door-step sellers. If they say they are recommended by the Police, they are not. Please warn any vulnerable neighbours.

    North Yorkshire Police have noted an increase in criminal activity in the Whitley area. Between 8 and 11 May two separate reports were received of theft of large scrap metal items from yards in Whitley village. A white van was seen in both reports. In addition, between 9 and 11 May a large barn was broken into at a farm on Doncaster Road, Whitley although nothing appears to have been stolen.

    Please be aware of a possible scam where the person rings from a withheld number and requests access to your computer. On one particular occasion the caller stated they work for “Windows Support”. When access was refused the caller hung up. Please do not give any personal details to unknown callers.

    Recently an offender approached an unoccupied semi-detached dwelling house on Main Street, Hirst Courtney and gained entry via the rear upvc door by kicking it. The alarm was activated but the offender entered all 3 bedrooms and emptied jewellery boxes out onto the bed before making good their escape via same route as entry. The offender was disturbed on the driveway of the house before running off and getting into a blue 4x4 vehicle driven by an accomplice and made good their escape. If you have any information please call North Yorkshire Police on 101.

    Recently a twin-axle Ifor Williams trailer with chemicals on board was stolen from a business premise in Balne. The trailer was pulled away by a silver coloured vehicle. Later the same evening an N-Tech chipper was also stolen from the site. Please remain vigilant with site security and report any information to North Yorkshire Police on 101.

    Recently offenders broke in to a property in Kirk Smeaton and stole a small amount of cash. One of the offenders then attended the property next door and told the elderly resident that there had been an explosion next door and that he needed to look at some pipework before searching the property and stealing jewellery including a men’s gold signet ring with HB engraved on it. A black vehicle was seen outside the property around the time of the offence. If you have any information, please contact North Yorkshire Police on 101.

    Between 9 and 11 May a commercial burglary occurred at a site on Selby Road, Eggborough, where a container was broken into and tools stolen from within. Please remain vigilant and report any information to North Yorkshire Police on 101.

    Recently a brick outbuilding to the rear of a property in Eggborough was broken in to. A tent, riding boots and fishing equipment was stolen. If you have any information, please contact North Yorkshire Police on 101.

    Overnight between 1st & 2nd June a shed on Greenacres was broken into and a Claud Butler silver mountain bike, a vango tent and fishing equipment stolen. If you have any information or saw anything suspicious please contact North Yorkshire Police on 101.

    Between 1400hrs on 290515 and 0900hrs on 010615, a yellow Kabota U10.3G Micro Digger was stolen from a building site in Hensall. The serial number is RA13820150. If you have any information, please contact North Yorkshire Police on 101.



    Do you feel the police are visible enough? 

    What are your views on police response in your area? 

    Is crime under-reported?

    How does crime and the fear of crime impact your community?

    Are you concerned about threats to wildlife?


    Help us protect rural areas – give us your views on policing and crime.

    In response to concerns from people living and working in rural areas, the National Rural Crime Network is launching the biggest ever survey of rural policing and crime.  In the face of shrinking budgets, it is important for us to better understand your experiences of policing and crime in your area. Have you suffered financial loss, been concerned or worried about safety or feel the focus is generally on urban areas?

    If your answer is yes, then please complete our survey. 

    Our aim is to use the results of the survey to improve awareness of crime in rural areas and encourage crime prevention, inform government policy and help ensure funding is not disproportionately lost from rural areas. The results from the survey will inform the police and their partners in their workhelping to ensure the right services and resources are available to rural communities.

    We can only do this with your help.

    For the 10-15 minutes it will take, your response will make a difference to policing, crime and community safety in rural areas.

    Act now to make your voice heard!


    Start the survey



    Thank you

    Julia Mulligan

    Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire and Chair of the National Rural Crime Network






    NYCC recently introduced changes to contracted services in April 2014 to reduce the amount spent on subsidising bus services in North Yorkshire.

    Further announcements by the Government over future funding mean that the council now needs to find a further estimated £75.9m between 2015 and 2019. NYCC been asked to look at how they might reduce the amount of subsidy for local bus services to £1.5m every year from April 2016.

    "We have put together proposals which aim to make the best use of the funding available to us to provide services which meet the day-to-day transport needs of local communities. Our proposals can be found at


    and we would be grateful if you could let us have your comments on the proposals. It is important that we engage as many residents in the consultation as possible and we are asking for your help in raising awareness in your community. A timetable of key dates is included in the consultation document and a final decision will not be made until February 2016 after careful consideration of the results of the consultation. If the proposals are approved for implementation the changes will be effective from April 2016 onwards".



    Julia Mulligan to hold surgery in Selby

    Residents from Selby and surrounding areas have the chance to raise concerns or compliments about crime and policing when the Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire, Julia Mulligan, comes to the town on Thursday 21 May.

    The appointment based surgeries will take place between 3.00pm and 5.00pm at Selby Community Centre, Scott Road, Selby, YO8 4BL, giving residents the opportunity to raise personal or private issues, good or bad, on a one to one basis. Surgeries are by appointment only.

    If you would like to book some time with Julia - or for further information about other Surgeries - please telephone 01423 569 562 or email info@northyorkshire-pcc.gov.uk

    For more information on surgeries, visit our website at: http://www.northyorkshire-pcc.gov.uk/?p=8687

    Keep up to date with the latest news by following us on social media:

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/northyorkspcc

    Julia Mulligan on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Julia_Mulligan

    OPCC on Twitter: https://twitter.com/northyorkspcc



    Whitley Parish Council

    Notice is hereby given that the 2015 Annual Parish Meeting will take place at 7.15p.m on Tuesday 19th May 2015 at Whitley & Eggborough Primary School.

    Following the Annual Parish Meeting the 2015 Annual Meeting of the Parish Council will take place at approximately 7.30 p.m. at the same venue.


    Parish Clerk

    22nd April 2015






    (A19, J/W M62, JUNCTION 34) ORDER 2015 NO 117

    Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 – Section 14(1) (as amended)


    North Yorkshire County Council has made an Order which will be to prohibit any vehicle from proceeding along A19, J/W M62, Junction 34. From the junction of the A645 Eggborough south to the junction with Whitefield Lane, Whitley, in the District of Selby due to carriageway patching and white lining works.

    The maximum duration of the Order will be from 30.04.15 until 29.10.16 inclusive however it is envisaged that the works will be undertaken on 30.04.15 and 07.05.15, between 20:00n hrs and 06:00 hrs each day. The closure will be put into effect by notices and signs and a local alternative route will be signed on site.

    Pedestrian access to premises will be maintained at all times and vehicular access to premises will be maintained whenever possible.

    All enquiries to: Tel: 01609 780780 – Ask for Selby Highways Office

    Email: area7.selby@northyorks.gov.uk


    Assistant Chief Executive (Legal and Democratic Services)

    County Hall


    Dated 23 April 2015




    Mar 12th

    Notice of Election

    Election of Parish Councillors for Whitley

    An Election is to be held of Seven Parish Councillors for Whitley.

    Forms of nomination for Parish Elections may be obtained from Clerks to Parish Councils (details below) or the Civic Centre, Doncaster Road, Selby, YO8 9FT from the Returning Officer who will, at the request of an elector for any electoral area prepare a nomination paper for signature.

    Nomination papers must be delivered to the Returning Officer, Civic Centre, Doncaster Road, Selby, YO8 9FT on any day after the date of this notice but no later than 4:pm on Thursday, 9th April 2015.

    If any election is contested the poll will take place on Thursday, 7th May 2015.

    Please contact Whitley parish clerk by email if you wish to request the forms of nomination to be sent by return email.

    Keith Leppingwell – Whitley Parish Clerk.      email:     lepp38@tiscali.co.uk 




    Whitley does not benefit from the supply of mains gas, and the Parish Council would like to know if you are interested in using this form of energy. However, the installation costs as currently proposed are very substantial, around £3500 per household, and a large number of households would have to sign up to the scheme.

    1. YES, I am interested in mains gas and prepared to meet the proposed costs.        0
    2. YES, I am interested but only if the cost was more reasonable.                               2
    3. YES, I am interested but only prepared to pay a standard connection fee.              5
    4. NO, I am not interested in connecting to the mains gas network.                             1

    Eight residents responded with most only prepared to pay the standard connection fee...




    Making plants a priority

    The new National Plant Monitoring Scheme (NPMS), launching in spring 2015, will for the first time enable scientists to take an annual stock take of the UK’s wild plants and their habitats, but to do this we need the public’s help. We are looking for volunteers to carry out surveys of wildflowers and their habitats that will provide robust evidence of which widespread plants are increasing or declining, as well as indicating the changing state of our most valued habitats such as grassland, fenland and even road verges. Plants are nature’s building blocks and this new monitoring scheme will sit alongside existing schemes for the UK’s birds and butterflies to help us understand more about how the countryside is changing.




    Whitley has been chosen as a pilot site for the Community SpeedWatch project  SEE MORE







    Community SpeedWatch is a new pilot programme, run by North Yorkshire Police in collaboration with local communities. Through the programme we aim to deter drivers from speeding in 30 and 40 mph zones, to improve the quality of life for residents.... SEE MORE




    Whitley does not benefit from the supply of mains gas, and the Parish Council would like to know if you are interested in using this form of energy. However, the installation costs as currently proposed are very substantial, around £3500 per household, and a large number of households would have to sign up to the scheme. 

    1. YES, I am interested in mains gas and prepared to meet the proposed costs.                   0
    2. YES, I am interested but only if the cost was more reasonable.                                          2
    3. YES, I am interested but only prepared to pay a standard connection fee.                         5
    4. NO, I am not interested in connecting to the mains gas network.                                        1
    We would appreciate your view on this.         contact us

     Eight residents responded with most only prepared to pay the standard connection fee...


    PLAN Selby

    The Parish Council has submitted its response to the first phase of the consultation, based on the views of Councillors and residents who made comments to the PC.

    View the response HERE 


    Here are some reports of recent local crime. Please be vigilant.

    At 00.16 on 19 January unknown offenders were reported to be interfering with a substation at the rear of the Monaghan Mushroom site on Gravel Hill Lane, Whitley but made good their escape.

    Between 07:30 and 16:15 on 20 January, unknown offenders smashed the rear patio doors of a property on Hollybush Gardens, Whitley and used the keys left in the lock to enter the property. Jewellery and a pair of headphones were stolen. Please remain vigilant with home security and report any information to North Yorkshire Police on 101 quoting 12150011101 

    On 19 January at approximately 03.50, four unknown offenders approached a farm in Little Smeaton from an unlit road and opened the gate to rear driveway whilst wheeling two cylinders on a trolley. Offenders approached the rear of a large metal shed and smashed a section of it to climb through. Once inside, the roller shutter doors were lifted and offenders gained entry with the cylinders. A wooden door to a feed store was then kicked in, causing damage. The cylinders were wheeled through the shed into another yard and up to a metal container. The cylinders were used to ignite a flame, at which point they were disturbed and offenders jumped over walls onto the main street at the front of the property, making good their escape. Please report any information to North Yorkshire Police on 101 quoting 12150010160. On the same day, at another farm location in Little Smeaton, it was reported that a large isolated farm grain/ machinery store was entered either by offenders hot wiring the ele ctric roller shutter door or through a damaged panel at the rear of the barn. It is likely to have occurred overnight between 18 and 19 January due to the above incident. A chain saw and fuel canister were stolen. 12150010196 refers to this incident. 

    Jan 2015