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.


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.

Communication from Selby District Council concerning Council Services

We’re making some changes to our front-line services. This is to protect customers and staff, in line with the latest government guidance around dealing with Coronavirus.

We’re working closely with our NHS colleagues, and other public sector organisations, to ensure that we can continue to support and help residents and businesses in our district.

We appreciate this is an extremely difficult time for everyone. The scale of the effects of this pandemic are being assessed each day for our district. Our plans are being updated constantly to deal with the emerging situation as it happens.

These changes will allow us to continue to deliver essential services and deploy staff where they are needed, whilst keeping residents safe and supported.

Customer contact centre

Our customer contact centre remains closed for walk-in visits – this includes face-to-face appointments for Planning Surgeries and Housing Options surgeries. These will be replaced by specific appointments for priority customers. Where possible, customer enquiries will be by phone but for homeless customers some face to face meetings may still be required. There is no walk-in service at the Civic Centre.

Community centres

Community Centres are closed for day-to-day use, including laundries.  Sheltered housing schemes have closed communal areas.

Housing services

Housing tenancy services have stopped all non-essential home visits and have limited visits to essential tenancy contact sign-ups and viewings, with a delay until a property is completed. Tenancy transfers applications are on hold until the emergency situation ends.

Where these essential face to face visits, meetings and appointments are going ahead there’ll be hygiene measures in place to reduce any risk to staff and residents.

We have around 900 tenants who are in vulnerable groups.  We’re contacting them directly to let them now about these changes and to share the help that is available to them.

Our housing repairs team is carrying out emergency repairs only and our contractors are continuing to carry out gas and electrical inspection and servicing.  These teams will check with tenants they are not isolating or have symptoms.

Recycling services

The proposed box takeback scheme for the old recycling boxes is on hold.  The new wheelie bin service will begin as planned at the start of April.

Lifeline support service

The Lifeline team has suspended home visits but will contact customers by telephone and also offer help with shopping and prescriptions (charged at normal rate). The Ryecare out-of-hours service will prioritise essential calls.

Regulatory visits

All environmental health, enforcement, rent and anti-social behaviour inspections and visits will stop apart from emergencies.  Revenue and benefits appointments will take place over the phone and property inspector visits will be limited.

Important – Cancellation of the March 2019 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 

Coronavirus and Public Attendance at Parish Meetings


Coronavirus and Parish Meetings


Camblesforth Parish Council always welcomes public attendance and involvement in it’s monthly Parish Meetings, however in line with Government / Public Health England advice if you have any cold or flu like symptoms then you should avoid public gatherings which obviously include attending a Parish Meeting.


Thank you for your co-operation.


March 2020