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 Parish Council

 

The next meeting of the Parish Council will be on Wednesday 9th March at 7pm in the village hall.

An important item on the agenda will be “Producing a Parish Plan”.  This involves everyone in the village and, as usual, all residents are invited to attend.

 

Womersley Burial Board

 

There is a vacancy for a Clerk to Womersley Burial Board.  For more details of what the job entails, contact Jenny Adams at 55 Wrights Lane.

 

Village Trip

 

It has been proposed to have a “trip out” for all residents.  See the enclosed flyer for more details.

 

Neighbourhood Watch

 

North Yorkshire Police report a recent spate of caravan thefts in the area.  They request that caravan owners be especially vigilant at the moment and keep their property even more secure than usual.

 

Social Services

 

North Yorkshire Social Services have requested that information regarding the services they provide is included in all village newsletters throughout North Yorkshire.

 

Social Services aims to prevent or reduce social problems and distress. The Selby Customer Relations Unit is the first point of contact for anyone wishing to access Social Services in this area.  It is open to personal and telephone callers from Monday – Thursday (except Bank Holidays) 8.30am- 5.00pm and 8.30am-4.30pm on Fridays at Brook Lodge, Union Lane, Selby, YO8 4BA.  Telephone 01757 213651 or fax 01757 212546.  The email address is cru.selby@northyorks.gov.uk

The emergency telephone number for advice, outside of office hours, is 01904 762314.

 

Farmers’ Market

 

The next Farmers’ Market will be held on Wednesday 2nd March in Selby Market Place from 8.00am until 1.00pm.

 

Womersley School

 

Education chiefs in North Yorkshire have agreed to consult parents and the community about the future of Womersley CE Primary School.  The school has struggled for several years with low numbers of pupils and a succession of staff changes.  Although numbers are low, it is the quality of what the school is able to provide which is of concern.  It has received significant extra support for several years but the problems have continued.  It is the view of the Local Education Authority and the Diocese of Wakefield that the school is no longer able to offer an appropriate quality of education to the children who are there.  As part of the consultation process, residents are invited to a Public Meeting to discuss the future of Womersley School on Wednesday 23rd February at 7pm in Womersley Village Hall.

 

Fly Tipping

 

Inside this newsletter is a form that residents can keep in their car or handbag etc. which could then be used to record details of anyone actually seen fly tipping or to report fly tipping left by someone.  Please hand completed forms to a Parish Councillor as soon as possible after the incident so that it can be reported to Selby District Council, who have promised to take action against offenders.  By working together and reporting this illegal activity, we can make the area a more attractive place to live.

 

Youth Activities

 

All parents have recently received a form asking if their children were interested in attending a “youth club” in the village hall.  Only a few of these forms have been returned.  If your child is interested, please return this form to a Parish Councillor.  Depending on the ages and numbers of children, it may be possible to have “junior activities” for the younger ones, at a different time to the older ones.

 

Street Cleaning

 

Selby District Council has asked Parish Councillors their opinion on street cleaning in the village.  Unfortunately, the District Council doesn’t seem to believe how bad it is.  If any residents are prepared to put their views on the cleanliness of our streets and paths in writing, the Parish Council would be very grateful to receive them.

 

Village Playground

 

The Parish Council has been told it will receive a letter shortly, giving them permission to set up a playground at the northern end of the village.  If any younger members of the village want to help in designing and choosing equipment for this facility, would their parents please tell a Parish Councillor.

 

Air Guns

 

Concerns have been expressed about the use of air rifles and pistols in the village.  A poster stating the law on this matter is on the Village Hall notice board.