Closure of the Park during the Coronavirus Emergency

The Parish Council has taken the decision to close the playground and park during the current emergency in order to comply with Government instructions for avoiding people gathering and spreading the coronavirus.  The park is now padlocked and residents should not use the facility for the foreseeable future.


The Parish Council will not hesitate to contact the police if it is aware of people using the park and also use the CCTV for monitoring compliance – parents are encouraged to ensure they know where their children are and that they are following instructions to STAY AT HOME

Other green areas do remain open in the village for walk through exercise, subject to Government instructions being observed

  1. Gatherings of more than two people are strictly prohibited
  2. People should maintain a 2-metre distance between themselves and other
  3. Wash your hands for a min of 20 seconds when you return from outside

The Parish Council looks to everyone’s support of these measures, taken to help combat the spread of the coronavirus and bring about the day when we can all get back to some form of normality.


Local Support for Vulnerable and Elderly – Emergency Community Network- Carlton and surrounding villages

The Parish Council is fully supporting a local initiative to support vulnerable and elderly residents in surrounding villages and including Camblesforth – please see the details in the attachment below.

Important Note

Unfortunately at this time when so many are working hard to support those in need during this difficult times, there are others who are trying to take advantage.  Please be cautious and do not engage with anyone who is offering help who is known to you or does not have ID to prove they are part of the  Emergency Community Network.

ECN Letter to send out_AW


Urgent – Message from Camblesforth Methodist Church

Coronavirus Guidance.

Camblesforth Methodist Church.


The Methodist Church has made the following announcement:-

“It is with sadness that we recommend that the worship services in the Methodist Churches are suspended for the time being in line with Government guidance.”

This means that there will be no Sunday services at Camblesforth Methodist Church, neither will there be Messy/Café Church or Fridayclub Youth Group. We will re-start all our activities as soon as possible.

For information on baptisms, weddings and funeral services please contact our Minister, Revd Peter Barnett.

If you need to speak to anyone or you have any concerns you wish to discuss please contact our Minister or Church Steward who will be pleased to help.


Minister – Revd Peter Barnett.  Tel. 01405 869701.

Church Steward – Mrs Fiona Fenton.  Tel. 01757 618446.

Guidance for people with health issues during the Coronavirus

Message from Selby District AVS

Here’s some helpful links, Information & Advice from Healthwatch North Yorkshire

Healthwatch North Yorkshire have pulled together a collection of useful information including information for people with specific conditions, advice on looking after your mental health and information in a range of formats and languages.

Urgent – Cancellation of March 2020 Parish Meeting

Please be aware that following advice and guidance from the Government and medical sources with regard to the current coronavirus, the Parish Council have reluctantly agreed to cancel the Parish Meeting of 18th March 2019.  This is to safeguard both Parish Cllrs and the public at this difficult time for everyone.

This decision will be reviewed by the Parish Chair and Clerk on a weekly basis and it is hoped the Parish Council will be able to meet again shortly.  Urgent business will continue to be managed by Cllrs via email for the foreseeable future and residents with any questions should continue to contact the Parish Council via email or by the website.

We would wish all residents the very best during these extraordinary times and if you remain unaffected, please think of how you can help and support elderly or vulnerable members of the community.  If you have any ideas which you want publishing please contact the clerk and we will post on the noticeboards and website.

March 2020 

Vacant Allotments

The Parish Council is pleased to advise that it has a number of allotments for rent on Pinewood Drive in the Village.  You must live in Camblesforth to be eligible to apply for one of these tenancies.

Applicants should contact the Parish Clerk, Andrew Crabbe, via email, or by telephone 01430 410383 to register your interest and obtain more details.

Allotments will be issued on a first come first served basis.

Dates of Ordinary Parish Meetings to be held in 2020

Camblesforth Parish Council

Dates of Ordinary Parish Meetings to be held in 2020


Parish Meetings are held on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at the Church Hall, commencing at 7.15pm.  Ordinary Meetings are open to members of the public unless advised otherwise by the Chair.


Wednesday, 15th January 2020


Wednesday, 19th February 2020


Wednesday, 18th March 2020


Wednesday, 15th April 2020 – The Annual General Meeting will be held prior to the Ordinary Meeting


Wednesday, 20th May 2020


Wednesday, 17th June 2020


Wednesday, 15th July 2020


Wednesday, 20th August 2020


Wednesday, 16 September 2020


Wednesday, 21st October 2020


Wednesday, 20th November 2020


There is normally no meeting in December.  Parish Cllrs will confirm at the November meeting if an extraordinary meeting will be held