Parish Council News

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Next Parish Council Meeting:  
 Monday 3 February 2020 at 7.30pm in Rufforth Village Institute.
The public are cordially invited to attend and contribute. If  you have an issue for the Parish Council you have the opportunity to raise it at the meeting. 
Annual Audits can be viewed by clicking on "Information" at the top of this page
Community Speed Watch 
We are looking for volunteers in Rufforth and Knapton to help reduce traffic speed by the use of hand held speed guns, If you are interested please contact the clerk by email: or phone:019014 738751 
 The defibrillators are now installed outside the Rufforth Institute Hall and the Red Lion Pub, Knapton.  Anyone can have access to the defibrillator by dialing 999 and giving the code on the cabinet.

Neighbourhood Plan

Peter Rollings (Chairman of the Neighbourhood Plan Group) reported to the last Parish Council meeting. The result of the referendum was 93% in favour of adopting the Neighbourhood Plan and this went to the CYC Executive Meeting on 20 December 2018 and was formally adopted. To find out more see the new website at
Bradley Lane: Planning Application for a Poultry Farm
This planning application was refused by CYC. The applicant appealed and the Parish Council are delighted to report that the Inspector dismissed the Appeal. The Parish Council thanks the Gliding Club who worked so hard to prove their case and Cllr. Jane Wright who spoke on the Parish Council's behalf. The Parish Council were also pleased to see the Inspector's use of the Neighbourhood Plan in her arguments for dismissal.

The Parish Council can announce more success  in that Yorwaste  have installed CCTV cameras at the site entrance to deter waste HGV's passing through Rufforth. The site entrance should very soon be reconfigured to make it impossible for HGVs to turn right exiting the site. We also have an Operating Agreement, if you see HGVs coming through the village which you think should not be, or problems with litter then please go to the Neighbourhood Plan website or contact the Clerk on 738751.
 The subject of dog fouling continues to blight the villages. The most recent abuses relate to Hannam Lane. Residents using this public footpath are reminded of their responsibilities with regard to clearing up after their dogs.  Little pink circles are appearing to identify  where an offence has been committed.
Please be considerate to others. 
Knapton Allotment Association:
Small plot (600sq ft) available
 In good condition
Contact Keith Clarke, treasurer.
Access to Healthcare Project
There is £110.50 sitting in the Parish Council's funds for access to healthcare.  If due to lack of your own transport or a bus service that doesn't get you to a doctor's/nurse's appointment anywhere near the time needed, then you could take a taxi, ask for a receipt and claim it back through this fund. It is open to anyone in Rural West York.
Please contact the Clerk if you wish to claim and have a valid receipt.  

Stephanie Warden (Parish Clerk) Tel: 738751



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