497 BUS SERVICE
The Monday's only 496 "Market" bus service to Selby does not stop at the Bus Shelter.
Instead, it stops slightly further along Hillam Road, as it then heads
down Pale Lane towards Haddlesey on its way to and from Selby.
The bus leaves Gateforth at 10:54 arriving at Selby at 11:15. The return service leaves Selby at 14:00, arriving to Gateforth at 14:21.
The final Council vacancy has been filled with Andrew Collier being co-opted as a Councillor. Andrew has participated in a number of activities in the village, but is keen to be further involved. One of his first contributions has been to improve the village website.
A detailed map of Gateforth Parish has been put up in the bus shelter. This identifies individual properties and aims to make it easier for visitors and people making deliveries to find you.
WELCOME TO GATEFORTH
The Parish Council has produced a "Welcome to Gateforth"
leaflet providing information about Gateforth and its local services,
primarily aimed at new residents. It is available to download here.
The Parish Council have submitted requests for the speed limit in the Village to be reduced to 30 mph.
However this can only be formally be reviewed every 3 years, with the
next opportunity this year. To support a case, at this point information
about problems caused by speeding would be useful. Any accidents or
near misses should be reported to the Police using the 101 phone
MUSHROOM SITE DEVELOPMENT
The Council has received a progress update with regard to the development on the former Mushroom Farm site.
has started at "Gateforth Park", which has involved the erection of
perimeter fencing and hoarding to make what is now a construction site
compliant with Health and Safety.
Phase One is due for completion in Spring 2020.
You can keep up to date with progress by going to www.gateforthpark.co.uk and selecting the 'Blog' option.
VINER STATION BIOMASS PLANT
The retrospective planning application for a Biomass plant at Viner Station, Birkin has been refused. Selby DC have issued an enforcement notice, but this has been appealed by the operator.
The Parish Council have acquired a Community Defibrillator which has been installed in Bus Shelter.
the case of an emergency please phone 999 when, in appropriate
circumstances, the operator will provide the access number and talk you
through its use. Any parishioner who is interested in helping to manage
this facility please contact the Clerk.
There is a good
network of public footpaths in the Parish which provide off road routes
to neighbouring villages including Hambleton, Birkin and Haddlesey.
These are shown on this OS Plan.
They also provide routes to the Canal towpath.
The best way to protect these routes is to ensure that they are regularly walked.
Any problems should be reported to North Yorkshire County Council.