Selby District Vision

We aim to meet the needs of visually impaired people by providing information, resources, social and recreation opportunities; promoting independence. Striving to involve the wider community in our work, we provide the public with visual awareness opportunities and have regular community fundraising events. (more…)

Play Cricket? or Would Like to Play?

Thorpe Willoughby Cricket Club Are Now Recruiting Players for 2018 Season!

It’s a New Year and the perfect time to try something new or come back to the game, so whether you’re young or old, male or female, talented or just starting out you can be sure of a warm welcome at TWCC.



Pool of Sites Consultation

Selby District Council
‘Pool of Sites’ Consultation

PLAN Selby – Site Allocations Local Plan
The Council is preparing a Site Allocations Local Plan to identify enough land for the homes and jobs and other development needs over the next 10 years. (more…)

New Community Access Defibrillator


A Community Access Defibrillator has recently been installed at the entrance to the Village Hall, Leeds Road, Thorpe Willoughby, Selby, Y08 9PA

Housed in a locked and heated cabinet on the wall facing the car park, it is available for emergency use throughout the village.

The defibrillator has been registered with the Ambulance Service and access is gained by dialling 999 and requesting the Ambulance Service. When you have described the situation they will direct you to the cabinet and give you the access code in order for you to open the cabinet and take the machine, if they feel that it is required.

The defibrillator is a state of the art ZOLL AED Plus which will give you instructions and only shock if it determines that a shock is required. If the machine determines that CPR (Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation) is required it will coach you through the whole process, telling you to push harder if required for example.

This asset for the village has been funded by Thorpe Willoughby Parish Council.

[Please note that this is the second defibrillator to be installed in the village, the first being located at the Field Lane Sports Centre, Field Lane, Thorpe Willoughby, Selby, YO8 9FL

Bird Boxes

Thanks go to Miller Homes for kindly donating 5 bird boxes which were accepted at a presentation by a group of children from the village primary school on behalf of the Parish Council.  Also thanks go to the village Scouting organisation for the 4 bird boxes recently made by the scouts and also to be passed to the Parish Council.  These boxes will be located in suitable areas in due course. – Thorpe Willoughby Parish Council

Village Green Update

Work is in progress in various areas from construction and repair, to tree maintenance, planting, and some replanting.  Please be aware that further tree works will be carried out shortly which may involve temporary closure of part of the village hall car park for 1-2 days for safety reasons.  Also, the enclosed children’s play area will be closed again, probably for a couple of days, during the week commencing 24 April to allow for a full professional playground clean.  Details will be advised of both the car park temporary closure and the play area closure nearer the time.

The children’s play area has had 2 x new springers installed, and the old tyre swing on the village green has been replaced by a new Basket Swing.

Blatant Vandalism

 Unfortunately it has to be reported that vandals/hooligans decided that they would pull out the support stakes and a variety of freshly planted trees in the woodland walk behind the enclosed children’s play area.  In the same area they also went on to try and wreck the recently created insect habitats by removing numerous logs.  This vandalism took place between the hours of 5-7pm on Monday, 13 March.  The Parish Clerk was informed of the incident that evening and the Police were also informed.  CCTV footage is now under investigation.  Thanks go to the people who reported this incident to the Clerk.

Thorpe Willoughby Parish Council is extremely focused on providing a good shared environment for everyone to enjoy.  Most of the work on the woodland walks and the new equipment on the village green have been secured via external funding initiatives and the National Lottery.  Vandalism is the expensive downside of any achievements, in that repairs/replacements cannot be obtained via particular funding but have to come from the parish precept which most of us in the village pay towards.

Superfast Broadband now available on Willerby Heights

Great News!

The long awaited Superfast Broadband for Willerby Heights is now active. This means you can now order your upgrade from your service provider and enjoy the increased broadband speeds that this will provide. Speed will depend on your distance from the new cabinet installed by BT.

If you wish to take advantage of the superfast broadband availability you should contact your service provider and place an order for the upgrade.

The new network is available to all service providers but not all of them offer a superfast broadband product. For further information, you should contact your broadband supplier or check with Superfast North Yorkshire via their website:

Woodland Walks and Village Green Latest!

On The Village Green

A new Zip Wire is now in place, together with two free-standing football goal end facilities, one of which has a netball / basketball hoop on the back. Also a new basket swing will very soon replace the tyre swing.

In The Enclosed Children’s Play Area (suitable for use for children up to the age of 12 years)

The installation of two Springers, a Motorbike and a See-Saw, will take place shortly. A professional clean down of all the equipment inside the enclosed area will take place shortly to enhance this whole facility for the younger children.

The Two Woodland Walks

These will continue to be ‘Work In Progress’ as further removal of certain trees and debris continues along with suitable replanting. In the spring, Parish Councillors are hoping to work with the village school and the ideas of the children in creating woodland habitats, together with bird boxes. In addition, any ideas that you may have for these woodlands would be very welcome from any age group in the village – please contact the Parish Clerk using the details at the bottom of this post.

FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY AND THAT OF OTHERS – Please be aware of various works on and around the village green, observe any safety initiatives, and that CCTV cameras will be in operation. If you see anything untoward, please contact the Parish Council Clerk on 01757 700970 or by email: OR the police on 101 – thank you, Thorpe Willoughby Parish Council