Notice of Cllr Vacancy by means of Co-option

The Parish Council has a vacancy for a Parish Cllr following the resignation of a long-standing Cllr due to ill-health.

Following the implementation of the due statutory process, Selby District Council have confirmed there is no requirement for an election and Camblesforth Parish Council is permitted to commence a co-option process.

Applications are therefore invited for the role of Parish Cllr.  If you are interested in this challenging, but rewarding role, and the opportunity to influence village matters for the benefit of the whole community, please complete the required application form and return to the Parish Clerk, as instructed on the form.  The application form can be found using the link below or by contacting the Parish Clerk (as below) – the form can be completed electronically or by hand.

Cllr Application Form 2020 (Camblesforth)

Applications need to be submitted to the Parish Clerk no later than close of business on Friday 21st August 2020, by email or by post to Andrew Crabbe, Parish Clerk, 27 Willowgarth, Eastrington Village, nr Howden, DN14 7QP.

Informal queries can be made to the Parish Clerk on 01430 410383 or

August 2020

Playground and Park Re-opened

The Parish Council is pleased to advise that the Park and Playground on Brigg Lane is now open in time for the summer holidays.  The playground features new equipment which Cllrs hope everyone will enjoy and use safely and sensibly.

The Parish Council has carried out a risk assessment in line with Government guidance for reopening of playgrounds, and identified measures necessary to reduce the risk of infection of Covid-19 for those who use the playground – these are outlined below and on the link to the notice which will be posted at the playground.  It is important to note that Cllrs have a direct responsibility to monitor the playground and ensure that the risk assessment is being observed by members of the public for their own safety and well-being.  If Cllrs feel that this is not the case then they will have no choice but to close the playground again.  The risk assessment measures necessary to reduce the risk of infection of Covid-19 are:

  • if you or any member of your household has coronavirus symptoms or are self-isolating, then you must not visit our playground
  • no more than 10 people should be in the playground at any time and try and limit your visit to one hour to allow others to use the playground.
  • only one parent / guardian should enter the playground to supervise their child or children and only children from the same household or bubble should use a piece of play equipment at the same time
  • you and your children should stay at least 2 metres apart from others unless they are from the same household or bubble – or 1 metre if you are wearing face coverings
  • sanitise your children’s hands before and after they use the equipment – scientific advice suggests that the virus can survive for up to several days on some hard surfaces. It is recommended you sanitise hands after using each piece of equipment in the playground
  • there should be no eating or drinking while in the playground and encourage children to avoid putting their mouths on equipment, their hands in their mouths, or to touch their face
  • leave the playground clean and tidy for others, take your litter home with you or put it any bins provided

The notice for the playground is below

Reopening of Playground – Notice & Risk Assessment – Cammie


Covid-19 – Three Steps to Keeping Safe

STEP 1: Prevent:

  • Keep your distance – always follow the latest social distance guidance
  • Wash your hands – thoroughly washing your hands with soap for at least 20 seconds remains the best personal hygiene precaution

STEP 2: Notice:

  • Be aware of COVID-19 symptoms – so you can recognise as soon as possible if you or someone close to you has them
    – a high temperature
    – a new, continuous cough
    – a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste

STEP 3: Act:

  • Get tested – If there is any hint of the symptoms in your household, make sure the person with the symptoms is tested as soon as possible
  • Stay home – Do the right thing if you and your household need to self-isolate:
    – whether one of you has symptoms and you are waiting for the results
    – whether one of you has tested positive
    – or whether one of you has been in contact with someone who has tested positive

You can request a test by visiting or calling 119.