THE LATEST NEWS AND REVIEWS IN THE KIRKBY MALZEARD AREA..........

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KIRKBY IN BLOOM PLANT STALL

The Kirkby in Bloom Group have an autumn Plant Stall at The Conifers, Main Street, Kirkby Malzeard. Money raised from the stall (by donation), will go towards paying for the Autumn planting of the Village. Donations of plants are very welcome. 

VILLAGE SURVEY - MECHANICS INSTITUTE

In November the trustees of the Mechanics Institute will be carrying out a village survey in order to obtain your views on the future of the village hall - its all explained in this document : Mechanics Institute Village Survey.pdf

IT'S GOLD IN KIRKBY MALZEARD!

For the third year running, Kirkby Malzeard was awarded Gold by the Yorkshire in Bloom judges. The award was presented on September 12 at York Race Course to Gwynneth Jackson and Anne Reid who represented the village.   This year Gold certificates were presented to us for both for the spring and summer judging.  Thanks and congratulations are due to the whole village.

PARISH COUNCIL EXHIBITION

The Council held an exhibition for residents on Saturday September 9 at the Mechanics Institute to provide information on two significant topics:

1 Proposals to increase the Parish Council Tax precept payment to fund higher grants to local organisations such as the Highside Playing Fields and the Mechanics Institute.

2 A proposed residential development on Laverton Road Kirkby Malzeard for up to 45 houses.

The event was well attended with over 100 residents coming along to speak to representatives of the organisations, land owners and to the Councillors. Questionnaires were given out on both topics - if you were not able to attend and would like the precept handout/questionnaire please click this link to the Parish Council website where you can print it off and return it with your views. There is also information on how to comment about the proposed development via the consultants website. http://www.kmldpc.btck.co.uk/NEWS

COMMUNITY EMERGENCY RESPONSE

A Committee has been formed to co-ordinate the response to any civil emergencies which may arise within our Parish and the first meeting is being held later this month. We are working in conjunction with the Emergency Planning department of Harrogate Council and we shall be putting together a register of local residents who can be called upon to assist if necessary. Full details of the type of skills required will be set out following the meeting. 

HAZARDOUS WASTE DISPOSAL - CONSULTATION

Harrogate Council are currently consulting about how to best dispose of hazardous waste from residential properties - click on this poster for further details if you wish to have your say: Hazardous Household Waste consultation_A4 Poster.pdf

THE FORMER HENRY JENKINS PUBLIC HOUSE

The recent application by the 'Save The Henry Jenkins Group' to have the property listed as an Asset of Community Value was successful but the owner has subsequently requested that the decision be reviewed, which Harrogate Council have to do no later than September 29 (originally the deadline for this was August 29 but this has now been extended for an extra month).He also gave notice on July 5 of his intention to dispose of the property and the Save the Henry Jenkins group (who have now formed themselves into a Community Co-op) have made a written request to be treated as a potential bidder. The moratorium period has therefore been extended to 6 months during which time the owner cannot sell to any one else. He does not however have to accept their offer and at the end of the six months he can sell to anyone else at whatever price he chooses. Further information and updates are available on the Henry Jenkins website:  ://www.thehenryjenkins.com/

COMMUNITY LED HOUSING

If you are interested in helping to bring about some low cost housing within our community please look at the information on this link http://kmldpc.btck.co.uk/NEWS/

VOLUNTARY YOUTH PROJECTS

North Yorkshire Youth have been in touch offering support for any voluntary youth projects within the community. More details can be found on their website: http://www.nyy.org.uk/ or by contacting Vicky Lever at vicki@nyy.org.uk There is some more background to the scheme on the Parish Council website:http://www.kmldpc.btck.co.uk/NEWS/


105 POWERCUT HELPLINE

A new helpline has been launched by Northern Grid for you to phone in the event of a powercut. It is a free service so dial 105 and you will automatically be connected to your local supplier for assistance.

KIRKBY MALZEARD PRIMARY SCHOOL

During term-time a weekly newsletter is produced by the school and this can be found on their website: http://www.kirkbymalzeard.n-yorks.sch.uk/newsletters/

RIPON AND RURAL WELLBEING SERVICE

This is a community service based in Ripon which provides support for older people in areas including our parish. Please click on this link for further information:Ripon and Rural well-being.pdf

They also provide a voluntary car driving service for anyone who finds it difficult to access other means of transport. Further information can be obtained on 01765 645907.