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

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WE ARE ON THE MAP - TOUR DE YORKSHIRE!

Try to be in Kirkby or Laverton on Sunday 6 May as the Tour de Yorkshire, its caravan and all the associated fun cycles through. We'll need to get our bunting up, to which end a committee has been formed to liaise on this and on the events to be held before and after. Please go to the separate Tour De Yorkshire page for further information as it becomes available.

ROAD CLOSURE

Ringbeck Road will be closed from March 13 to March 19 for roadworks - diversions will be in place. Incidentally it is understood that resurfacing work will be carried out to sections of the route which will be used by the Tour De Yorkshire, including Church Bank (from the Long Swales junction to the Market Cross crossroads) and from Laverton Bridge to Bankside Cottage adjacent to the river before the event. Hooray!

PARISH COUNCIL NEWS

Please use this link to access the latest news on the Parish Council website   http://www.kmldpc.btck.co.uk/ .There have been four items added recently concerning the following:

a) Co-option procedure for anyone wishing to act as a new Kirkby Malzeard Councillor (to stand from now until May), following the resignation of Cllr Mike Hurford.

b) Details of election procedures for all Councillors in May, as part of the regular election process.

c) Information on another consultation period for Harrogate Council's Draft Local Plan.

d) the application for the footpath through Arrowfield (between Main Street and Back Lane North - next to the Pinfold) to be placed on the Definitive Map - if you have used the path in the past there is a form to download and complete.

PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT, LAVERTON ROAD, KIRKBY MALZEARD

If you wish to view the information currently available on this application on the HBC Planning Dept website click here: http://uniformonline.harrogate.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=OWY57YHYMMW00

SEWERS - KIRKBY MALZEARD VILLAGE

Within the responses received by Vernon & Co in respect of the proposed development on Laverton Road, a number of people referred to problems affecting the existing foul and surface water sewers within the village. These are the responsibility of Yorkshire Water or the Highways Dept at North Yorkshire County Council and if problems exist they should be rectified, regardless of whether or not the development goes ahead. Could you please contact the Parish Council Chairman, Howard Mountain on 658838 or by email kmldpc@btinternet.com with details of known problems so that these can be investigated. 

THE FORMER HENRY JENKINS PUBLIC HOUSE

Under the Asset of Community Value rules the owner gave notice on July 5 2017 of his intention to dispose of the property and a six month moratorium period commenced from that date during which time he could not sell to any one else except the Henry Jenkins Community Co-op. In December the group made an offer which was not accepted, but which remains on the table. The moratorium period ended on January 4 and the owner can now sell to any other party.

The owner also lodged an appeal against the planning decision to refuse re-development of the site for housing made earlier in the year and the hearing by the Planning Inspectorate was held on January 31. The decision has now been made and the Appeal was dismissed. The Inspector's Decision in full is available here:   DECISION 3184236 .pdf

The HJCC have commenced undertaking an Opinion Survey to determine support for their proposals within the wider community and to ascertain the willingness of residents to pledge financial assistance in purchasing and renovating the building but it is unlikely that the results will be known for some time.

Further information and updates are available on the Henry Jenkins website:  ://www.thehenryjenkins.com/

COMMUNITY EMERGENCY RESPONSE

A Committee has been formed to co-ordinate the response to any civil emergencies which may arise. They are working in conjunction with the Emergency Planning Team at Harrogate Council and are now putting together a register of local residents who can be called upon to assist if necessary. For full details please go to the Community Emergency Page of this website.

GREEN WASTE UPDATE

Harrogate Council have published some information about Green Bins  - this applies to those residents who have not had one before but would like one for next Spring. Click here to read the update : Green Waste Update Sept 2017.pdf

YOUTH CLUB 

A Youth Club is being set up in Kirkby Malzeard which, all being well, should open in April. A  number of locals have volunteered to help but more are always needed. Please contact Vicki on vicki@nyy.org.uk if you are interested. Further details of the activities, venue etc will be made available soon.

BIN COLLECTION DATES - EASTER

Click here for revised dates for bin collections:   Waste&RecyclingCollectionServiceScheduleOfCollectionsLetter[5017].pdf

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.