New Recycling Service Update

A message for Selby District Council regarding the new recycling service….

The new recycling collection scheme in our district starts next week. It means the whole of the district will have refuse bins collected next week – not recycling wheelie bins. Recycling will be collected the following week, from the new blue and brown wheelie bins. Some collection days are also changing.

We’d like your help to make sure residents put out the right bins. Collection information can be found on our website:

Please share this website link with your community contacts, on any websites you have and with any community groups. There are Facebook posts about the service changes on our Facebook page – @selbydc. Please feel free to share these too.

Due to the current coronavirus emergency situation the plans for the old recycling box take back scheme is currently on hold. We’re sorry if this causes an inconvenience but we are prioritising waste and recycling collections at this time.

Some residents may have requested larger or smaller bins. This swap out may take place later in the year now, as we redeploy staff to keep the frontline collection services running.

Thank you for your help and support sharing this important information at this difficult time. If you have any questions please email

Coronavirus Support Helpers Latest!

In response to the current coronavirus, St Francis Church Thorpe Willoughby together with St Wilfrid’s Brayton church are setting up a telephone supportive system.

This is to coordinate support for the elderly and/or those who have health issues, to help alleviate isolation within our local community during the coronovirus situation.

The police are aware of this supportive system. Volunteers will be teamed with adults and will keep in contact them via telephone during this time.

Anyone offering help to at-risk neighbors needs to use the above service so that we have a coordinated approach.

If you require any further help or details on the above then please call one of the below contacts:

Rev Pete Watson Tel:  01757 704 707

Rev Christine Gillespie Tel:  01977 682 695


Please don’t forget the simple rules which can make such a difference – Make sure you’re washing your hands regularly and maintaining a personal separation of 2 metres to minimize the risk to your community. If you’ve had any flu-like symptoms, then the most helpful thing you can do for your at-risk neighbors is to self-isolate, rather than risk passing on your infection.


New recycling wheelie bins and existing boxes – Important!

As you may be aware, we have been advised by Selby DC that we are all to be issued with new recycling wheelie bins which are to replace the existing boxes.

This change will occur in April and whilst residents are encouraged to retain their existing boxes for their own use,  a section of the village hall car park will be made available for unwanted boxes to be collected by the District Council. This has be kindly offered and agreed by David Gaygan

The area for leaving boxes to be left will be clearly marked – please make sure you leave your unwanted boxes in this area and in a tidy and secure state as far as possible.


Inappropriate Speeding in the village

We have recently had a number of complaints of vehicles speeding whilst driving through the village.

At higher speeds, there is less time to identify and react to what is happening, it takes longer to stop and impacts are more severe, causing more serious injuries to vehicle occupants and others.

The Parish Council can confirm that if you have concerns over speeding traffic then please use the “95 Alive” form to inform North Yorkshire County Council (NYCC) of your concerns.  This form can either be filled in online using the NYCC website or  you can download it from the link below:

Link To website: –

Download Form Here: – SpeedConcernReport-BlankComplaint FormV6-95 Alive

Once you have completed your form you can either post it or email it at the addresses shown below…

Post to: North Yorkshire Police, Traffic Bureau, PO Box809 York YO31 6DG

or email to

You will receive an acknowledgement.

Top Ten Tips To Avoid Speeding

Many drivers unintentionally exceed the speed limit, often without realising it. Modern cars are so powerful and comfortable they give drivers little sensation of their speed. It is too easy to creep above the limit, and in particular, many drivers seem to believe it is difficult to drive a modern car at less than 30 mph. There are simple and practical things drivers who find it difficult to stay with speed limits can do to help themselves.

1. Check your speedometer regularly, especially when leaving high speed roads
2. Know the limits – look for signs, especially at junctions
3. Assume lamp posts mean 30 mph, until signs say otherwise, but remember many local roads now have 20 mph limits
4. Remember, speed limits are a maximum, not a target
5. 20’s plenty when kids are about – and may even be too fast
6. Try no higher than 3rd gear in a 30 mph limit
7. Recognise what makes you speed – keeping up with traffic, overtaking or being tailgated
8. Concentrate – distracted drivers speed
9. Slow down when entering villages
10. Give yourself time – there’s no need to speed and you won’t get there quicker

Selby District Disability Forum CIC

Dear Residents of Thorpe Willoughby,

Re: Challenging Thoughtlessness

We are your local ‘Disability Action Group’. We are made up of those living with disabilities, supporting people with disabilities and those who simply want to make our local community more accessible for everyone.

Some of the members of this group come from Thorpe Willoughby and are very keen to support the Parish Council, and the local community, to make the village more accessible for all.

Please click on the below link for full  details:

Open Letter to Village Residents Thorpe Willoughby


Selby District

Disability Forum CIC

Community House, Portholme Road,

Selby. YO8 4QQ

Phone: 07555598752


Registered Company Number: 10227315


Recycling Sorted – Important!

Recycling Sorted

Selby District Council (SDC) are changing the way it collects recycling materials from the kerbside. The boxes, used at present, are being replaced by Wheelie Bins. By the time you read this article you will have or shortly have delivered a Blue and Brown wheelie bin.  These are NOT to be used until the service starts.

The Blue Bin is for Cans, Plastic and Bottles and the Brown Bin is for Paper and Cardboard.

This is how the service will work:-

The service will start at the beginning of April 2020 and every household will have full details of the service and a new calendar delivered to them prior to the start.

Once the new service has started you will have a choice of either keeping the old boxes or take them to a collection point, for recycling, at the village hall, full details will be in the communication from SDC.

Details of the service can be found at:-

Chris Pearson, District and Parish Councillor

Calling All Brass Players!

We are looking to form a community brass band here in Thorpe Willoughby meeting in the Village Hall on Sunday afternoons.

*The band would be open to players aged 11 and over

*We would meet for an hour and half to play a wide variety of musical genres

*A fair ability to read music desirable, but we are able to accommodate a wide range of abilities.

*The band will be run by Edwin and Christine Davis who have experience of running a similar band in Kent.

*A small charge to cover hire of hall and music costs will be required and players will need to bring their own stand and instrument. If you used to play but no longer have your instrument, don’t let that deter you, we have a limited range of instruments which we can loan out to get you going!!

*If interested please contact

*Potential engagements may include the May VE day celebrations at Thorpe Willoughby.