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The next Parish Council meeting will be held on the 3rd Wednesday of the month (excluding December) in Camblesforth Chapel, we would love to see you there.



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Camblesforth, Selby

North Yorkshire



Village Gardens

Alongside the above grass-cutting schedule, the contract also includes keeping the three park areas (Memorial Garden, Main Park, and Millennium Garden) clear of litter by means of a monthly clean-up.  The contract also includes keeping the bushes in the main park area at shoulder height at all times of the year.


Other duties

The successful contractor will be required to undertake other gardening responsibilities on an ad-hoc basis which will be decided outside of the main contract and subject to the circumstances of the requirement at the time


Thank you


The Park

Once again we regret to advise vandalism in the park area.  Several trees have had branches severed, some so badly they may have to be felled. As well as destroying a community amenity, this type of mindless behaviour is causing the Parish Council and everyone who pays Council Tax considerable amounts of money, which could be spent on far better things in the village and infrastructure.


We would urge anyone who has any information about this vandalism to contact the police, as below


PCSO John Marcus Darley

Collar Number 5681

Police Community Support Officer

North Yorkshire Police


Dial 101, press option 2 and ask for me by my full name or collar number.

If using my collar number please state each number individually.


Text Box: Notice


The Parish Council has voted on a 7% increase in the Precept Funding requirement (from last year).









£   20,179.13

 £   21,591.67


£       596.83

 £       446.29

Council Tax Precept

£   19,582.30

 £   21,145.38

Band D Equivalents



Band D Charge

£         38.70

 £         41.73

Increase (£)

£           0.00

 £           3.04

Increase (%)




This means an increase in your Parish Council Tax Bill of £3.04 per year.


Why do we feel an increase is necessary?

The Parish Council felt this increase was necessary because of increased costs in general maintenance across the village, including the fact that shortly NYCC will no longer replace the old fashioned ‘sox’ light fittings, so when these go out in the village, the whole fitting will need replacing and this means up to £1,500 per replacement.

This is added to the fact that Selby District Council will shortly be removing the grant we receive, and this year we have already started to see a reduction. 

Finally, the Parish Council is looking to fund some major projects over the forthcoming year, such as CCTV in the park area to combat the vandalism and anti-social behaviour there, improved Christmas lighting in the village and a review of the facilities in the park for our young people.


What Happens to the money the Council receives?

Every single penny is spent in the village….. “what is paid for by the village, stays in the village”.  The Parish finances are in a very strong position thanks to careful financial management over the past few years, which mean that we are in an excellent position to meet any financial challenges we may face.  We have had to replace the roof of the bus shelter on the Croft Road/Brigg Lane junction recently, which cost nearly £1,000. 

If our finances remain as robust as they currently are, then next year we might be able to look at a lower precept, but as a Parish Council, and on your behalf we want to make Camblesforth a pleasant and well maintained village, with safe facilities for our children to play on.

The finances are reported to the Parish Council each month and placed on the minutes and website.  However, all villagers are welcome and encouraged to attend the monthly meetings to see how the Parish Council work, and how we manage the finances on your behalf.


Any enquiries should be sent in the first instance to


Thank you


Neal Yeats

Parish Council Chairman





Camblesforth Parish Council

Notice of Tender for Grass Cutting & Green Space Tidy 2018-19


The Parish Council wishes to invite tenders for its Grass Cutting and Green Space Tidy Contract, for the year 2018-19 commencing in April of this year.


Cost submissions should be in the form of a price per cut for the grass cutting, and a monthly cost for the tidying of the green spaces (including the cutting of bushes in the children’s playground – see below).  The schedule of cuts per year is:   Areas 1 to 12 are cut 12 times between the months of April and October and Area 13 is cut 6 times between these months. 


A form is attached for convenience of submission (see page 3)


Sealed proposals outlining costs for the Parish Council to consider need to be submitted in written by email to Andrew Crabbe, Parish Clerk, no later than Friday 9th March, with a decision as to the successful contractor being determined at the March 2018 Parish Meeting (21st March 2018).


Submissions and enquiries need to be made to and the plan of work for the year is as below:


Schedule of Grass cutting


     Important - Parents - Please be aware                

There have been a number of recent reports made of a man approaching young children at the park area.  Please urge your children to be very cautious and vigilant to any suspicious behaviour in or around the park, and remind them of the rule not to speak to anyone not known to them. 


If you are aware of anything suspicious behaviour please report the matter immediately to the Police.


Reporting Faulty Street Lights in the Village

If you notice a street light not working in the village please contact the Parish Clerk, Andrew Crabbe on 01430 410383 or

Alternatively you can contact NYCC direct and report the faulty light on 01609 780780 or online - You will need to give the location of the street light and if possible the number on the light pole. Thank you.



       Report Dog Fouling     


The Parish Council shares the concerns of many residents who have reported an increase in dog fouling in the village.  A minority of irresponsible dog owners are not cleaning up after their dogs on pavements, open areas and even more worryingly, grassed play areas.

The Parish Council will be working with Selby District Council’s Dog Warden to proactively manage this problem in the village and dog owners are reminded that they can be fined up to £1,000 if they do not clean up after their dog.

We would encourage anyone witnessing a dog fouling incident to report this to any of the Parish Councillors, Parish Clerk or alternatively Selby District Council, via their website


Dog owners – when walking your dog...

We would ask all dog walkers to note that all the public grass areas in the village (the park, Millennium Garden and Memorial Garden) are out of bounds for dogs, even on leads.  These areas are clearly sign posted as no dog areas.  Please respect these restrictions. The Parish Council will take legal action against anyone who wilfully and intentionally ignores these signs



Anti-social Behaviour

The Parish Council occasionally receives complaints of anti-social behaviour. If such an occurrence arises please report your issue to the police on their non-emergency line:

0845 60 60  247

So they can act to rectify the situation. We have raised issues with the police in the past, which they were not aware of and hence could do nothing about. Incidents can be reported anonymously and if you ask them not to call at your address they will of course oblige.

Please inform the Parish Council of any concerns regarding crimes, as we raise them at the quarterly Join Action Group (JAG) meetings held by the district council and North Yorkshire Police. Please email or come along to one of our meetings to let us know if there is an issue.











Area 1

Brigg Lane

Triangle of grass at exit onto Selby Road (A1041)

Area 2

Brigg Lane

Grassed Verge along length of wall opposite the bend in the road/beauty parlour

Area 3

Brigg Lane

Triangle of grass with oak tree at end of Mill Lane

Area 4

Brigg Lane

Grass around bus stop (green shelter) corner of Croft Road

Area 5

Croft Road

Grassed section near no.33 – (there is a grit bin on the section)

Area 6

Croft Road

Grassed section on corner of Croft Road and Sandway Drive

Area 7

Pinewood Drive

Grassed section on corner of Pinewood Drive and Sandway Drive

Area 8

Pinewood Drive

Grassed verge front and side of houses where Pinewood Dr merges into Grange Rd

Area 9

Mill Lane

Grassed verge near primary school

Area 10

Brigg Lane

Grassed areas within playing field

Area 11

Brigg Lane

Grassed areas within Memorial Garden (opposite the Church Hall)

Area 12

Brigg Lane

Grassed areas within Millennium Garden (at junction of Beech Tree Lane)

Area 13


Area previously cut by NYCC – both sides of road from roundabout with A645 to end of houses on left of road towards Selby (see map below)