Parish Council – news, updates, and activities
Further details about resumption of meetings when we know more about what is safe.
Please note that it is now impossible for the Environment Agency to attend the parish council meeting next week.
The two EA officers have been invited to the meeting on 24 March instead.
The next Parish Council meeting is on Tuesday 25 February, 19.00 in the village hall.
Kathy Stevenson, the Flood Risk Officer, and project manager Andrew Houston from the Environment Agency are planning to come along to provide us with a brief update on the Bishopthorpe flood relief scheme, and in particular to discuss opportunities for tree planting in the Bishopthorpe area.
They said that they very much hope for as little impact as possible for Bishopthorpe over the next few days but they are sure the community will work together whatever Storm Dennis has in store.
Please note that the latest river level and 36 hr forecast can be viewed on
and will be also be available to you via Floodline. This forecast is subject to change significantly over the weekend as the impacts of Dennis and snow melt from the upper catchments are realised. Read more Envir Agency Mtg Postponed
The contact details for the new caretaker/secretary are as follows:
We are looking for any nominees people feel would be deserving of being recognised for the work they contribute to the community.
The Youth Award scheme was created to recognise the good things that young people in the village do – particularly for others. The scheme has run each year since 2001.
Two awards of £150 are made each year to young people aged 11 to 18.
The closing date for nominations will be 12 December 2018 and further details will appear in Link nearer the time and on posters around the village.
So – please look around at the young people in the village and the Parish Council looks forward to receiving your nominations to be sent to:
The Parish Council Clerk, Bishopthorpe Village Hall, Main Street, Bishopthorpe.
North Yorkshire Police are holding a fraud awareness event for the over 60s at the St Sampson centre on Wednesday 25 July between 10 am at 1 pm.
Come along if you have any concerns.
If you would like some advice then come along and speak with them.
Also present at this event will be Barclays Digital Eagles to offer advice about the use of technology.
From the York Press:
L-R: Isabelle Hartley, Stewart Harrison (Parish Council Chairman), Alice Thornton
Johnson’s Dry Cleaners on Bishy Road are offering to dry clean “interview outfits” free of charge for people who are registered unemployed.
Ring the shop on 652800 for further details.
There will be a Bishopthorpe Ward Committee meeting for residents at 19.00 on Tuesday 14 November at Acaster Malbis Village Hall, Mill Lane, Acaster.
This will be chaired by Cllr John Galvin the Ward Councillor.
All residents of Bishopthorpe are welcome to attend.
– Police update – general issues and speeding (tbc).
– Neighbourhood enforcement matters – Jackie Armitage (Neighbourhood Enforcement Officer CoYC).
– Parking enforcement issues – Graham Titchener (Head of Parking Services – CoYC).
– Find out more about ward budgets and grants.
– Have your say.
For more info on Bishopthorpe ward, kindly visit:
Community involvement Officer:
Tel: 01904 552842
Bishopthorpe Parish Council’s annual Youth Award scheme has run each year since 2001. Two awards of £150 are made each year to young people aged 11 to 18.
Members of the Parish Council’s Youth Awards Committee make contact annually with local groups and posters are displayed round the village inviting nominations of young people from the village who have helped others during the previous year.
The Youth Award is presented to the two successful nominees at a ceremony in the Village Hall with their families and friends invited to attend. Their names are inscribed on a plaque that hangs in the entrance foyer at the Village Hall.
In 2012 the Parish Council contacted all previous award winners to ask about their lives since winning the award. It was clear from many of those who responded with an update that they have continued to help and support others both in professional and voluntary capacities.
At times there have been few nominations or none but nevertheless the scheme has been a success. Previous winners have been recognised for working with young and older people, within the church, school or organisations in the village and the wider world.
Anyone, including parents, friends, relations, teachers or employers may nominate a young person by explaining why they believe they deserve an award. Previous nominees – other than winners – can be nominated again. The closing date for nominations will be 15 December 2017 and further details will appear in Link nearer the time and on posters around the village. So – please look around at the young people in the village and the Parish Council looks forward to receiving your nominations. Send them to The Parish Council Clerk at Bishopthorpe Village Hall, Main Street, Bishopthorpe.
The local Sunday bus link from York city centre, via Bishopthorpe Road and Bishopthorpe village to Askham Bar will restart on Sunday 2 April 2017.
The service will be free to all passengers initially but First York is considering registering the service, which could mean applying a charge for the fares in the future.
The more it is used, the greater the chance that it will continue.