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  1. Consultation on CCTV in licensed vehicles (Taxis)

    Craven District Council is conducting a consultation to seek the views, of the trade as well as members of the public, and a wide range of partner agencies and stakeholders, regarding the implementation of CCTV within Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Vehicles.

    Council elected members have agreed in principle to make CCTV mandatory in Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Vehicles in Craven from 1st April 2020.

    However the Council is keen to consult members of the public, members of the taxi trade, and other organisations, before taking a final decision on implementation.

    The consultation is open to the public and the closing date for submitting consultation responses is 8th December 2019.

    Paper copies of the consultation are available from the Council Offices; alternatively you can respond online:


    Parliamentary Election for


    1. An Election is to be held of One Member of Parliament for Skipton and Ripon constituency.

    2. Forms of nomination for the Parliamentary Election may be obtained at 1 Belle Vue Square, Broughton Road, Skipton, BD23 1FJ from the Acting Returning Officer who will, at the request of an elector for any electoral area prepare a nomination paper for signature.

    3. Nomination papers must be delivered to the Acting Returning Officer, 1 Belle Vue Square, Broughton Road, Skipton, BD23 1FJ on any working day after the date of this notice between the hours of 10 am and 4 pm but no later than 4 pm on Thursday, 14th November 2019.

    4. The required deposit may be made either by the deposit of any legal tender, by means of a banker’s draft or, with the Acting Returning Officer’s consent, in any other manner (including by debit or credit card or the electronic transfer of funds)

    5. If any election is contested the poll will take place on Thursday, 12th December 2019.

    6. Applications, amendments or cancellations of postal votes and amendments or cancellations of proxy votes must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at 1 Belle Vue Square, Broughton Road, Skipton, BD23 1FJ by 5 pm on Tuesday, 26th November 2019.

    7. New applications to vote by proxy at this election must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at 1 Belle Vue Square, Broughton Road, Skipton, BD23 1FJ by 5 pm on Wednesday, 4th December 2019.

    Applications to vote by emergency proxy at this election on grounds of physical incapacity or for work/service reasons must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at 1 Belle Vue Square, Broughton Road, Skipton, BD23 1FJ by 5 pm on Thursday, 12th December 2019. The physical incapacity must have occurred after 5 pm on Wednesday, 4th December 2019. To apply on the grounds of work/service, the person must have become aware that they cannot go to the polling station in person after 5 pm on Wednesday, 4th December 2019.


    Dated Friday 8 November 2019 Paul Shevlin Acting Returning Officer

  3. Do you know of an inspirational group or individual who has made a positive difference in their community or in the wider District? 

    Then nominate them for a Craven Community Champion Award by 10 November 2019.<

    The Craven Community Champion Awards have now been taking place for eight years; they celebrate the achievements of outstanding local people and honour the District’s unsung heroes who go that extra mile to help others, and could not take place without the generous support of our award sponsors. In order to make the Awards a success we very much rely on you to nominate someone who you feel deserves to be recognised for their efforts.

     You can nominate groups and individuals in the following categories. 

    • Arts &Culture
    • Greener Craven
    • Sport & Recreation
    • Health & Wellbeing
    • Best Community Group
    • Volunteer of the Year
    • Young Citizen of the Year 

    Everyone who has been shortlisted to receive an award will be invited to attend the Awards Ceremony. 

    The nomination must be received by Craven District Council by midnight on Thursday 10th November 2019. 

    All the details about how to apply and the award criteria are contained on our website at 

    Entry forms can also be downloaded  and submitted electronically from this webpage.


  4. Sutton-in-Craven Parish Council is looking to adopt the K6 phone kiosk on the junction of Main Street/High Street for the Community and would like to hear what the parishioners of Sutton-in-Craven would like to see it used for. Such suggestions will not bind the council, but they will be properly discussed and considered.

    Upon purchase of the phone box the equipment will be removed. BT Payphones is not selling the land under the kiosk and the parish Council cannot acquire the land under the agreement.

    There will be no changes made to the external appearance of the kiosk as a result of the adoption. The Parish Council will become responsible for the repair and maintenance of the kiosk.


    The phone kiosk is a type known as K6 and its design was commissioned by the General Post Office in 1935 to commemorate the Silver Jubilee of King George V; thereafter this type of kiosk became known as the ‘Jubilee Kiosk’. Ironically, King George didn’t live long enough to see any of his commemorative kiosks installed – he passed away on 20th January 1936.

    The Jubilee Kiosk became the first standard telephone box to be installed throughout Britain – between 1936 and the end of production in 1968, there were nearly 70,000 of them. The K6 kiosk is truly iconic in that it is recognisably British on a global scale, along with the Routemaster London buses and Post Office pillar boxes – all of them painted red.

    The K6 was designed by English architect Sir Giles Gilbert, made by the Carron Company of Stirlingshire and was approved by the Royal Fine Arts Commission.

    If you would like to suggest a use for the phone kiosk you can contact the Parish Council by email  [email protected]



  5. 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.

  6. 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

  7. 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