PLANNED ROAD CLOSURE NOTIFICATION – 40007 – Church Row, Melsonby  

The Closure will be in place for a period of 4 days between 19th June 2023 and 22nd June 2023 to facilitate Yorkshire Water works on East Road to remove a bulk meter assembly.

The Road Closure and any associated Diversion Routes can be viewed using this URL link 


North Yorkshire Council

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Crime Bulletin – April 2023

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North Yorkshire Council – Notification

B6275, Barton roundabout to Piercebridge – Road stud removal works – TUESDAY 9th May 2023

This is to inform you that North Yorkshire Council, will be undertaking road stud removal works at the above location.

The works are currently programmed to commence on Tuesday 9th May 2023 and will be carried out under a full road closure between the hours of 09:30 to 15:30 for a period of 1 day.

Advance warning signage advising of the works will be installed on site shortly. Whilst the

works are in progress, a fully signed diversion will be in place. On-site personnel will assist in

managing access to properties and businesses within the closure. Please be advised there may be extended periods when access will not be possible due to the nature of the works and

physical constraints of the site. Pedestrian access will be maintained.

Please note, this work is part of an extensive programme and therefore, some adjustment to

this start date or the duration of the works may be necessary should unforeseen circumstances

such as significant weather events or emergencies on the highway network arise.

To ensure the delivery of these works we request your assistance in the following ways:

* Please contact the Customer Service Centre on 0300 131 2 131, to identify any special

access needs you may have prior to work commencing.

*Please make arrangements to store your vehicle at an alternative location

*Please co-operate and comply with any instructions issued by the traffic management

operatives and take extra care whilst within the works area.

North Yorkshire Council

Customer Service Centre

County Hall



Tel: 0300 131 2 131



28 April 2023


May I draw your attention to the Councils Corporate Privacy Policy by using the following link When submitting a response, we will record

personal information including your name and address.

For further information, including diversion information and to sign up for alerts please go to;

I would like to take this opportunity to apologise for any disruption that these works may cause and would again request your cooperation to help ensure an efficiently and safely executed.

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Melsonby Parish Village Show

on: Saturday 12th August 2023 at: Melsonby Methodist School 


For further information please see the attached programme



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Crime Bulletin – March 2023

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Burglary Appeal

North Yorkshire Community Messaging LogoThe Police
Message Type Icon Burglary Appeal
Important Message – Please do not ignore Police are currently investigating two farm burglaries where high end agricultural computer software has been stolen. The burglaries were reported this morning and are believed to have occurred over the weekend. Officers are currently allocated to these burglaries and en route to the scene.  The first burglary occurred in the Forcett area where a satellite and receiver were stolen from a tractor. This has been valued at £15000. The second burglary occurred in the Hartforth area where computer software from two sprayers has been stolen. This is valued at £20000. There have been a number of these types of thefts reported force wide in recent weeks. Please ensure you keep all property locked and secured where possible and report any suspicious incidents to us immediately. Do you have any information which would assist North Yorkshire Police in finding those responsible and help keep your community safe?  ·  Did you or anyone who you live with, hear or see anything around the above time and date? ·  Do you have any CCTV coverage capturing the burglary, or anything happening on the street before or after? ·  Do you have a vehicle with a dash-cam parked in the area?  If you can assist, please call 101 quoting reference (NUMBER) Security Advice ·  Ensure that all doors are locked overnight, and windows are locked or on a latch.·  Remove any valuables from sight and it is advisable to keep house/cars key, wallets/purses, phones/laptops/tablets in the room where you sleep.·  Consider fitting a security light to the side of your property. ·  Consider investing in good quality CCTV that will cover where high value property is stored. If you need any crime prevention or security advice, please use the following link   Please do not be alarmed by this information – North Yorkshire is one of the safest places to live in the country however it is important to take steps to protect yourself and your property. Your local neighbour policing team can offer the following: ·  Property Marking – bikes, laptops, computers, equine equipment, trailers etc. ·  Crime Prevention champions to visit your home and offer advice. ·  Burglary prevention advice booklets/No Cold Caller posters ContactsCrimestoppers – 0800 555 111Supporting Victims – 01904 669276Web –
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Communication received from North Yorkshire Police:

Dear Householder or Business Owner, I am in the process of promoting a new ‘North Yorkshire Messenger Alert’ service to the local community, plus would like to ask what you think about the Police. I would therefore be really grateful if you would e mail me at with the following information, if you would like to sign up to the alerts. Full name Address with post code E mail Address Mobile Phone Number Landline Number (Ideally, but not necessary). If you are not happy passing this information to me, I am happy to receive an e mail and will reply from my North Yorkshire Police e mail, so you know it is genuine. If not, I will try and arrange a personal visit from a uniformed Officer. The alerts are mainly from the Police and other agencies such as Action Fraud to warn you in relation to new scams, so I would encourage you to sign up. Once I have set you up, you will receive an e mail to set up your password and access your personal account. Then you will receive relevant alerts for the area you select from the Police in the main, where you can reply and update with any information, so we see it immediately and can react accordingly. When you reply, I would also be grateful if you would also give me a grading in relation to how confident you are with North Yorkshire Police at this time. 1 being not confident up to 5 which is really confident and that will give us an idea how the Community feel about North Yorkshire Police. Also, if you have any issues in your neighbourhood that you would like to raise, such as speeding vehicles, anti-social behaviour etc, then please also let me know. If however, you wish to report a specific crime, then please report this via the usual methods such as the 101 system or on line, unless it is an emergency. Finally, if you would prefer to opt out, then please e mail me your address and post code, so I can remove your address from our list for 6 months. If I do not receive a response within a reasonable time, I will show your address as declining this offer. Thank you very much for your time.

Elliot Brown

Police Community Support Officer

Richmond Community Police

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 North Yorkshire Council – 1st April 2023

Local Government Review (LGR) Partner Update

March 2023

Dear partners,

In just a few days we will launch North Yorkshire Council, so I wanted to share some important information with you and to reassure you that it’s very much business as usual for us here. Despite being on the cusp of completing the most significant overhaul of local government here since 1974, you should notice minimal change over the transition stage. That’s the hope! Bins will still be emptied, leisure centres and libraries will open, roads will be fixed, streetlights will be turned on etc. You will still be able to use the contact details you have and speak to the people you usually speak to. All telephone numbers will continue to work, emails are being automatically forwarded and so on. There is much more below, but I wanted to make this point with clarity at the start. Below are some key updates from a number of the workstreams forging the foundations of the new council, which I hope are helpful.

Customer Workstream – North Yorkshire Council will implement a ‘one front door’ approach from day one. This means access to our services will be easier while we provide the right experience by using the right contact methods for differing scenarios.

As a partner, you will continue to have direct contact with colleagues. This will be done via direct dial and email addresses, which will be provided to you. Any legacy phone numbers and email addresses, however, will continue to work. 

The council’s new customer number is 0300 131 2 131. This number will go live on 1 April but will not be manned until day three – Monday 3 April – instead it will revert to the normal out-of-hours service.

The phone lines and main customer access points will be open at the following times/days:

DayTelephoneMain customer access points
Monday9am to 5pm9am to 4.30pm
Tuesday9am to 5pm9am to 4.30pm
Wednesday9.30am* to 5pm9.30am to 4.30pm
Thursday9am to 5pm9am to 4.30pm
Friday9am to 4.30pm9am to 4.30pm

*Please note the later opening every Wednesday to provide training time for customer service teams

Outside of this time, a customer out-of-hours service will be available via this phone number for those who need to access urgent help for social care, housing, registrar, Ryecare and trading standards. We will also have a situation message which can be turned on if required. 

There will be times customers need a direct contact. For example, if colleagues are supporting a specific enquiry or accessing a service. Post day one, a team email or direct dial hunt group number will be provided. This means customers will get a response even if members of the team are away from the office.

The customer service team will be led by Margaret Wallace and will sit in Gary Fielding’s Resources directorate.

The full correspondence received is attached.

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Parish Council Meeting – CHANGE OF DATE

The latest parish council meeting has been rescheduled to Tuesday 14th March 2023 at 7.30pm from Wednesday 15th March.

The revised agenda is below. Please note the only amendment is the date.

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Parish Council Meeting Agenda


Clerk to Parish Council:
Melsonby Parish Council c/o 14 Twinsburn Road, Heighington DL5 6RL

Public Notice Under Schedule 12, Local Government Act 1972


To be held on Tuesday 14th March 2023 at 7.30pm PLEASE NOTE – NEW DATE
In the St James Church, Melsonby

Dear Councillors: Gordon Angus (GA) (Chair); Vince Elrington (VE) (Vice Chair); Bill Nixon (BN);
Terry Sutton (TS); Judith Stansfield (JS); Brian Bottle (BB); Tanya Henderson (TH). You are
summoned to attend the above meeting for the purpose of transacting the following business:
From: Jenny Pears (Clerk)

  1. Apologies
  2. Declarations of interest
    Councillors are invited to declare any personal and/or prejudicial interests in matters appearing on
    the agenda and the nature of their interest.
  3. Minutes of last meeting
    Chair to approve and sign minutes of the last meeting held on 18th January 2023.
  4. Police Report
  5. Progress Update
    a. NYCC updates from County and District Councillors
    b. NRCP – update from TS
    c. Community Speed watch and VAS update
    d. 35 Church Row, public footpath – update
    e. Melsonby closed church yard and upkeep of the burial ground/yard
    f. St James Close remedial work – Highways informed
    g. Wall along East Road – Highways informed
    h. Benches in the village
    i. Bus stop repairs – update
    j. Flooding on Moor Road – update from AT
    k. Redundant street light on East Road
    l. Burial ground wall owned by a resident
    m. Archived documentation/paperwork
    n. Village hedges
  6. Matters Arising (Received since the last meeting)
    a. Latest play park inspection
    b. Highway Maintenance Asset – Urban Highways reimbursement
    c. Village litter pick to be arranged
    d. Parish Charter – YLCA consultation
    e. Heavy lorries travelling through the village
    f. Annual governance and accountability return 23/24
    g. Breached wall in RDC burial ground
    h. Tree branches caught in over head wires
    i. Leaf sludge – email received JS
    j. Barclays bank
    k. Snowdrop bulbs
    l. Richmondshire rotary best kept village 2023
    m. Kings’ coronation funding

14 Twinsburn Road, Heighington, Co.Durham DL5 6RL
Tel: 07585 837716, email:

  1. Finance
    Clerk to provide budget report up to 24 February 2023. see Appendix – emailed to Councillors prior to
  2. Planning Applications
    See Appendix for details.
  3. Correspondence
    Correspondence received and dealt with by Clerk since last meeting in January. See Appendix for
  4. Any Other Business
  5. Public participation
    Opportunity for residents to bring matters to the attention of the Parish Council.
  6. Items for future agenda
    Opportunity for Councillors to bring up items to be included in next meeting’s Agenda.
  7. Date of next meeting
    Wednesday 24th May 2023 at 7.00pm
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