TREE FELLING – Thorpe Willoughby Parish Council – January 2018

Facts for your information:

  • The woodland walk tree banks were planted over 30yrs with no pruning or other maintenance ’til 2015.
  • Expert advice taken that, due to close density of planting, urgency to fell trees to open canopy for survival of the woodland.
  • New planting giving greater sustainability for variety of trees/shrubs/plants/bulbs for now and the future.
  • Once current planting completed, full maintenance schedule undertaken at least annually.
  • Proceed to place recent bird boxes donated to the Parish Council.
  • Continue valuable collaboration with our village primary school.
  • By its very nature – always “a work in progress” for future tree felling and planting.

Important – Request to Amend Parish Boundary

Selby District Council is to undertake a Community Governance Review to amend the boundary of Thorpe Willoughby Parish Council.

The consultation period will commence on 15 January 2018 and end on 9 March 2018. All representations received will be published on the Selby Council’s website.

Please use the below link to view the full notice from Selby Council including how to contact the Selby Council.

Notice of Community Governance Review

Replacement of Local Bus Services previously operated by Utopia Coaches

As you may be aware, when Utopia Coaches ceased trading in August a number of communities were left with no bus service.  Alternative operators were sought for those services where the County Council offered some financial support and replacement services were introduced within a week.

However this left two services 493 Sherburn – Pontefract and 42 Selby – Cawood – York which Utopia had been operating commercially, with no financial support from the County Council.  Replacement of these services was not done straight away as the indications were that the services were likely to be replaced commercially by other operators.

However the market has failed to provide an alternative commercial service and as a result the authority has decided to support replacements for these services. Details of the new timetables and bus operators from Monday 30th October are available at www.northyorks.gov.uk/businfo

Service 42 York – Cawood – Selby –Drax new timetable (including journeys to Drax previously on service 8)

Service 493 Sherburn in Elmet – Pontefract new timetable

Service 37 Tadcaster – York is unchanged

Service 492,493,494 Tadcaster – Sherburn in Elmet is unchanged

Passenger Transport North Yorkshire Notification

Passenger Transport North Yorkshire have just announced:-

Service 6 & 7 Selby Abbots Road – Selby Circular, the following journeys will no longer operate:

The 0841 from Thorpe Willoughby to Selby Monday to Friday and all Sunday journeys.

This will take effect from the  10th April 2017. This was previously warned as a ” Use it or Loose it ” service!