You may have noticed that there are a number of street lights in the village that are not currently working. Some of the more observant residents will have also noticed that there is on going work along Fox Lane and some adjoining roads installing green piping. Yes, you guessed it, the workers installing the green pipe have damaged some cables that feed the street lights.

Northern Power, who look after the street lighting cables are aware of the issue and it has been logged with their repairs section. However, due to recent flooding and high levels of calls they are extremely busy at this time of year. We understand it could take up to to 25 days before the repair can be undertaken.

The Parish Council have passed on their concerns to North Yorkshire Council, so everything is being done to get this rectified as soon as possible. We would therefore ask you to be patient and not to contact the Parish Council on this matter.

Oh, and just in case you were wondering, like me, what the green pipe is for, I can tell you it is to provide a high speed fibre optic broadband connection to our village school which will benefit the children going forward.