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  1. 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

  2. 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


  3. 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


  4.  Electoral Area Number of Parish Councillors to be elected Sutton-in-Craven Nine

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

    2. Nomination papers must be delivered to the 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 9 am and 4 pm, but no later than 4 pm on Wednesday, 3rd April 2019

    3. If any election is contested the poll will take place on Thursday, 2nd May 2019.

    4. Applications to register to vote must reach the Electoral Registration Officer by 12 midnight on Friday 12 April 2019. Applications can be made online:

    5. 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 Monday, 15th April 2019.

    6. 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, 24th April 2019.

    7. 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, 2nd May 2019. The physical incapacity must have occurred after 5 pm on Wednesday, 24th April 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, 24th April 2019

  5. PLANNED ROAD CLOSURE NOTIFICATION - 19443 Harper Grove,Sutton in Craven                                           

    The Closure will be in place for a period of 5 days between 20th February 2019 and 24th February 2019

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

    North Yorkshire County Council

  6. The Salt and Pepper Pots at Cowling and Sutton are famous local landmarks within the Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice catchment area of care.

    On Sunday 23rd June, we’re daring you to zip-slide from the top of the Pepper Pot to support the care we provide in the local area. 

    Our Riddlesden and East Morton Manorlands support group has brought in Zip Slides UK to set up the 300m-long slide.

    About the challenge

    Participants' first challenge will be to climb the spiral stone steps within the Pepper Pot (real name Lund’s Tower) where they can take in arguably one of Yorkshire's most breath-taking views.

    Then their harness will be attached to the wire and they will whizz 260m at great speed from the top of the tower’s turret to the bottom of the crag, falling 35m as they go.

    And if that is not enough to get your heart racing, after 30m, you will pass over the crag face and - if you dare to look down - you’ll have the feeling of leaping off a cliff!

    View the Zip the Pepper Pot route.



    Will there be car parking available?

    Yes - the car parking fee for participants is included in your entry fee.

    What safety equipment will I be provided with? 
    You will be provided with helmet, gloves, chest harness, and a sit harness and zip trolley.

    Who can take part?
    Participants of any age but you must weigh over 5st (32kg) and under 17.5st (111kg).

    Participants must also be physically fit enough to climb the spiral stone staircase to the top of the tower and walk back up the moor to the start point.

    How will participants get back to the registration area and car park?

    After having their safety equipment removed, the participants will be expected to walk steadily back up the hill to the registration area.

    Will there be toilets?

    Yes, there will be ladies and gents toilets on site.

    Will there be refreshments?

    Yes, there will be refreshments and a licensed bar.

    What is the history of the Pepper Pot?

    Sutton Pinnacle / Lund's Tower is locally known as the Pepper Pot and it is the nearest of the Salt and Pepper Pots to Sutton. The site was chosen by James Lund of nearby Malsis Hall as the site for the construction of a monument, possibly to commemorate the Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria in 1887.

    He built a single tower containing a spiral staircase which has become popularly known as Sutton Pinnacle.

    The tower is 36 feet high (11m), ground to the top of the battlements. The base is 8 feet square (3.45m) from which the tower tapers very slightly to a protruding course of stonework at a height of 9 feet (2.75m) The tower then rises another 15 feet (4.570m) to a 'running' corbel that supports the parapet, which is 12 feet high (3.650m). The parapet itself is 9 feet square (2.75m).

    What is the refund policy, and full terms and conditions?
    Refunds will not be offered unless the event is cancelled. Tickets are non-transferable. If you can no longer make the event, please get in contact to let us know. Please visit the Sue Ryder website for the full terms and conditions of this event.

    How can I contact the organiser with any questions?
    Please contact Andrew Wood by emailing [email protected] or calling 01535 640 430.