The Parish Council is now seeking to co-opt ONE new member to fill the vacant position of Parish Councillor for Thorpe Willoughby.

Clerk/RFO: Mr Steven M Peters
49 Dane Avenue
Thorpe Willoughby
Selby YO8 9NU
Tel: 01757 700970

Vacant position of Parish Councillor
for Thorpe Willoughby Parish Council

The Parish Council is now seeking to co-opt ONE new member to fill the vacant position of Parish Councillor for Thorpe Willoughby.
Anyone who is interested in becoming a Parish Councillor should contact the Clerk in writing.

To be eligible the candidate must:

  • be 18 years old or over; and
  •  is an elector for the parish; or
  • has resided in the parish for the past twelve months or rented/tenanted land
    in the parish; or
  • has lived within three miles of the parish

It will be necessary for you to attend a virtual Parish Council meeting to be held on Monday 8 February 2021 commencing 7:00 pm. The agenda for the meeting will be posted on the two village notice boards, in the window of the Post Office, and on the Parish Council website.

You are also required to provide a brief history of yourself and your interest in Thorpe Willoughby. This will provide the Councillors with information regarding all candidates and allow them to make an informed decision.

Can applications please be submitted to the Clerk by Friday 29 January 2021 and if you would like further information of what is involved, (including how you will need to be able to join the meeting remotely), please contact the Parish Clerk.

Mr Steven M Peters
Clerk/RFO to Thorpe Willoughby Parish Council
1 December 2020

Planning Application 2020/0838/FULM for 88 dwellings at NSDS Centre, Field Lane, Thorpe Willoughby [HAMBLETON PARISH]

Planning Application 2020/0838/FULM
For 88 houses on old pig station Field lane
This application is for an amendment to current planning permission for 70 houses already granted on appeal. SDC planning committee rejected the original application but the developers appealed and it was passed.

The site is within the parish of Hambleton although it’s postcode is Thorpe Willoughby. This means that Hambleton PC will get the CIL monies and the yearly precept for any housing built. Thorpe
Willoughby and all its facilities on the other hand will be used by the new residents.
Whilst this may be good for the shops etc. in the village to become more viable businesses it will adversely affect the amenities of the area. 88 houses may have as many as 170 cars and may entail
the school having to support another 22 primary school children.

The extra vehicles on Field lane and Fox lane will be very heavy especially at peak times.
The only planning objection would be loss of amenities for Thorpe Willoughby. It is past the stage where we can stop development on this site.

Be assured that your Parish council is doing what it can to ameliorate the situation.

Vehicle Activated Speed Signs (VAS)

The Parish Council have now been authorised by NYCC Highways to allow the start of moving 2 Vehicle Activated Speed Signs(VAS) to various locations within the village as agreed by NYCC on a rotation basis. This is due to commence shortly.

NYCC also have stated that no other traffic calming measures are required in the village at this time.