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  1. Apply to join North Yorkshire Local Access Forum

     Are you:

     Interested in rights of way and green spaces to explore and enjoy the countryside?
     Keen to help shape the future of rural and urban paths, and open access land?
     Able to represent land owners and managers, or access users, or other interests?
     Able to spare a morning every four months or so?

    Apply to join the North Yorkshire Local Access Forum

    North Yorkshire Local Access Forum are currently recruiting new members. People with a passion for the country side and interested in exploring their neighbourhoods are invited to apply.

    The Forum is an independent body that advises North Yorkshire County Council, and other relevant bodies, on how people can make the most of opportunities for getting out and about in the great outdoors. It brings together representatives of land managers, users and other relevant fields or areas of interest to watch over and help shape the future of footpaths, bridleways, byways, open access land and other green spaces within North Yorkshire outside of the boundaries of the two National Parks.

    If you feel that, in a voluntary capacity, you could contribute to the Forum’s work by becoming involved as a Member

    To ensure the Forum represents the varying aspects of ‘access’ both to the countryside and in urban areas, applicants are sought who are interested in any of the following:

    • Walking and Rambling • Land Owners, Managers and Farming
    • Running and/or Orienteering • Nature Conservation and Environment
    • Cycling and Mountain Biking • Rural / Local Business
    • Equestrian pursuits (riding or driving) • Tourism
    • Motorised vehicle and motor bike use • Health promotion
    • Water based activities and sports • Education
    • Youth Services / Organisations • Local Authority
    • Disabled and Disadvantaged Groups
    • Ethnic Minority Communities • Public Transport

    The closing date for applications is 8th November 2019. To apply, request an information pack and application form via email from: [email protected] or telephone 01609 533849.

  2. PLANNED ROAD CLOSURE NOTIFICATION - 21885 Ellers Road, Sutton                                           

    The Closure will be in place for a period of 1 day between 09:30 and 15:30 on 8th August 2019 only for BT to access underground structures and apparatus.

    The Road Closure and any associated Diversion Routes can be viewed using this URL link

  3. Applications are sought from qualified persons who are interested in being considered for co-option to fill a vacancy. 

    To be qualified to stand for co-option persons must be a Commonwealth citizen, or citizen of the Republic of Ireland, or a citizen of another Member State of the European Community and be aged 18 years or over. 

    To qualify for co-option as a Parish Councillor applicants must: - 

    • Be a local government elector for the parish, or
    • Be an occupier (owner or tenant) of land or premises in the parish for the previous twelve months, or
    • Have their place of work in the parish for the previous twelve months, or
    • Have resided within 4.8 kilometres (3 miles) of the parish boundary for the previous twelve months.

     Please note that under Section 80 of the Local Government Act 1972 a person is disqualified from being elected as a Local Councillor or being a member of a Local Council if he/she:

     Holds any paid office or employment of the local council (other than the office of Chairman) or a joint committee on which the Council is represented; or

    • Is a person who has been adjudged bankrupt or as made a composition or arrangement with his/her creditors (but see below); or
    • Has within five years before the day of election, or since his/her election, been convicted in the UK, Channel Islands or Isle of Man of any offence and has been sentenced to imprisonment (whether suspended or not) for not less than three months without the option of a fine; or
    • Is otherwise disqualified under Part iii of the representation of the People Act 1983 for corrupt or illegal practices.

    This disqualification for bankruptcy ceases in the following circumstances:-

    • If the bankruptcy is annulled on the grounds that either the person ought not to have been adjudged bankrupt or that his/her debts have been fully discharged;
    • If the person is discharged with a certificate that the bankruptcy was caused by misfortune without misconduct on his/her part;
    • If the person is discharged without such a certificate.

    Please send a brief synopsis about yourself, reason for wishing to be a councillor, previous community/council work, other skills that you can bring to the council career, interests, etc.

    To reach the Clerk,

    Mrs D Emmott,

    9 North Avenue, Sutton-in-Craven BD20 7NN

    By:  28th June 2019

  4. Temp Road Closure Ellers Rd, Sutton in Craven 15th -18th April for drainage and carriageway works 

    See below link to road closure information

    PLANNED ROAD CLOSURE NOTIFICATION - 20542 Ellers Road Sutton in Craven                                           

    The Closure will be in place for a period of 4 days between 15th April 2019 and 18th April 2019

    The Road Closure and any associated Diversion Routes can be viewed using this URL link


  5. Supporting people in your community.

    Good Friends is about creating a net work of volunteers who share their time to help local people in need.

    Loneliness is an increasing problem in society today, particularly for older and vulnerable people.

    Half a million people across the UK regularly go up to 5 days without seeing anyone, and 60% of people in North Yorkshire are considered to be at a medium to high risk of loneliness.

    We're encouraging local people to commit a small amount of time each week to help someone near them in need. We're all about building back a sense of community in an increasingly isolated world.

    46% of older people across our region live alone.

    How Good Friends Works

    We match people in need of a little extra support to a Good Friends volunteer based on factors such as their needs and interests who can help with the issues they may be facing.

    We'll always try to match based on location, ensuring the person who's being supported feels they have someone nearby.

    Good Friends Volunteering

    The level of support you wish to commit is entirely your choice - as little as half an hour per week can make a big difference in the life of an older or vulnerable person.

    Our team will work with you to match you with people in your area based on your interests and abilities. They also offer support and advice so you'll never feel you're dealing with solutions alone.

    Here are some great reasons to get involved:

    Directly support people in your community, making an invaluable contribution

    Meet new people and socialise with likeminded individuals

    Learn new skills, improve your CV and undertake training

    Feel valued and be part of an award-winning team

    If you'd like to get involved, you can follow the simple process below:

    Register as a Good Friend - Take your first step to becoming a Good Friend by signing up online at or request a form by calling your nearest Age Uk.

    A member of the team will be in touch when your application has been processed.

    We will connect you with someone in need of support. We will find you someone to visit nearby based on your interests and make an introduction, as well as keeping in touch to check you're both happy.

    We'll keep you up to date. We'll share updates of events, activities and other Good Friends opportunities near you.



    for Skipton, Sutton and surrounding villages

    Tel 0300 30 20 100

    Email: [email protected]

    Address: Swadford Centre, 32 Swadford St, Skipton BD23 1RD