The hub of the community, Camblesforth Chapel. Home of youth activities, and a meeting place for much more!
We are all passionate about our village, and this website is designed to aid our community working together to enhance Camblesforth, the family village we love.
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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.
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.
Edward Atkinson Fund
The Parish Council invites applications for financial grant (s) from the Edward Atkinson Fund from suitable bodies and organisations located in the Village. Applications will be considered under the following understanding:
1. That the applying body/organisation provides services to children in the village and the applying body/organisation is based within Camblesforth village
2. Applications should be in support of sporting, recreational or social activities.
Applications should be addressed to the Parish Clerk in the first instance and should identify the applying body/organisation, the type of activity they undertake and what any successful grant will be used for.
Applications need to be in no later than Tuesday 15th May and will be considered at the Parish Council Meeting on Wednesday 16th May - Applicants are welcome to attend the Parish Meeting and speak in support of their application. Decisions on successful applications will be though Councillor vote, with the Parish Chair retaining veto and deciding vote in the events of disagreement or tied vote. The decision of the Chair is final and there will be no appeals.
Where possible applications should be emailed to;
Andrew Crabbe, Parish Clerk, 27 Willowgarth, Eastrington Village. DN14 7QP
The Parish Council has voted on a 7% increase in the Precept Funding requirement (from last year).
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 email@example.com
Parish Council Chairman
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Alternatively you can contact NYCC direct and report the faulty light on 01609 780780 or online - http://www.northyorks.gov.uk/article/25604/Report-a-street-light-problem. 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 http://www.selby.gov.uk/report-dog-fouling-incident
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
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.