Parish Council – January 2022

Snickets – SPC thank all those (the ‘snicketeers’) who helped to spread sand on the Beech Close Snickets. This is an interim measure until a more permanent solution can be found.

Station Road Footpath – To date we have only received half a dozen indications of support for the proposed footpath from the station to the A684, which unfortunately is insufficient to warrant the expenditure. If you would like to see this proposal go ahead, then please contact us to show your support.

Trees – There has also been little support for planting trees in the village as part of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022. Trees capture carbon dioxide and add to the rural setting of our village, so please let us know if you wish us to apply to have a tree planted.

May Elections – We have contacted HDC to clarify the conflicting messages received about the cost for the May elections, and contrary to a letter from NYCC, SPC will not be liable for the cost of the Parish Council election.

Thank you – We would like to belatedly thank our County Councillor, Annabel Wilkinson, for facilitating a contribution to the cost of the new water drainage pipeline in the Playing Fields. We also thank Hambleton DC for responding to our request for the road sweeper to attend and clean our roads.

Solar Farm – Hambleton Planning have informed us that their independent agricultural land quality survey of the proposed solar installation site has revealed that the bulk of the land is classed grade two, best most versatile as described on the DEFRA website.

Finally SPC would like to offer the season’s greetings and a Happy New Year to all Parishioners.