Next Parish Council Meeting:
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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 www.rufforth-knaptonplan.co.uk
Bradley Lane: Planning Application for a Poultry Farm
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.
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