Richmondshire Climate Action Plan

Dear Melsonby Parish Councillors,

Ref: Richmondshire Environment and Climate Action Partnership Group

We are writing to ensure that your Parish Council is aware of the formation of a new district-wide group that has been set up in response to the Environment and Climate Emergency declared by Richmondshire District Council in 2019.

Launched on 24th March 2021, the Partnership Group is formed largely of interested parties from the community; business, agriculture, local residents, and some technical experts. Although autonomous, it is supported by the District Council, and several councillors and officers have volunteered to be active participants.

The work of the Partnership Group is centred upon contributing to the objective of achieving net-zero carbon across Richmondshire by 2030, and its activities are initially divided into six workstreams;

  • Domestic Decarbonisation
  • Transport and Travel
  • Business and Commercial Decarbonisation
  • Rural Land Management, Farming and Carbon Sequestration
  • Small Scale Community Projects
  • Planning and Urban Land Management

The Partnership is actively seeking workstream volunteers to participate in developing and implementing initiatives, and is keen to embrace representation from as many communities across Richmondshire as possible. Indeed, we are also enthusiastic to connect with, support and share more widely any pre-existing environment, ecology and carbon management projects. No special skills are required, but the contribution of ideas, a bit of time and some collective work will be integral components to achieving our goals.

We would be welcome your council sharing details of this initiative with your community, but please feel free to contact us via for further information or to arrange a discussion.

Yours faithfully

Cllr. Philip Wicks, Chair                                   Mike Sparrow, Deputy Chair

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Crime Bulletin – March 2021

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Crime Bulletin – January 2021

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Update from Citizens Advice Mid-North Yorkshire

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Christmas Event: Due to the current climate and restrictions this year the Christmas event has been cancelled. Foremost and first most the parish council want to ensure the safety of everyone at this time.

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Crime Bulletin – November 2020

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Road Closure Notice – Church Row Melsonby

PLANNED ROAD CLOSURE NOTIFICATION – 27772 – Church Row, Melsonby The Closure will be in place for a period of 3 days between 9th December 2020 and 11th December 2020 to allow Yorkshire Water to install a new water supply connection. The Road Closure and any associated Diversion Routes can be viewed using this URL link

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Melsonby Tidy Gardens Competition 2020 Results

The Melsonby Tidy garden competition 2020 was judged on Monday 10 August 2020 by District Councillor James Wilson Petch and Revd Camilla Campling-Denton (accompanied by Vince Elrington).
The Winners were; prize money of £25 for 1st place, £15 for 2nd and £10 for 3rd place.
1st – 18 East Road, Mr and Mrs Willis.
2nd- 24 St James Close, David and Mrs A Brown.
3rd- 36 High Row, Mr and Mrs Rogers.
There were 4 Highly Recommended Gardens each awarded £5.00 the money donated by District Councillor James Wilson Petch.
In no particular order;
14 St James Close-Mrs R Smith.
17 Moor Road- Mr and Mrs Palferman.
3 Church Row- Mr and Mrs Simpson.
Central Villa-Mr and Mrs Nixon.
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Citizens Advice Service Update Bulletin

The latest service update bulletin in the link below is to keep you up to date with their news, activities and contact information. Please do get in touch if there is anything more Citizen Advice can do to support our communities.

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions:

CA Mid-North Yorkshire COVID-19 service update Aug 2020-2

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in conjunction with North Yorkshire County Council



–it’s not just for the kids!



Installation of a Vehicle Activated Sign (VAS)


You will know that we monitor the speeds of vehicles using our village roads. This is drawn to motorists’ attention with the recently installed “This is a Speedwatch Village” signs on all four approaches.

We now plan to go further and install a VAS, on the east side of Moor Road (opposite number 60), which can check speeds of vehicles arriving into and leaving the village and can be moved to other locations where practical. There is a similar installation near the bridge in Gilling West.

It will take some weeks for the Melsonby installation to take place but we thought we’d let you know what we are doing now to protect you and your family.


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