Car Parking on road leading to Grove Terrace and Back Lane.

Whilst you are entitled to park here, as there are no formal parking restrictions imposed by the Town Council or NYCC (the Highways Authority in this area) from time to time some motorists block the pavement and / or restrict access by other road users.

This is a narrow but frequently used road; as well as inconveniencing pedestrians, vehicles may obstruct access by residents and larger vehicles requiring access along Grove Terrace, Back Lane and Castle Hill, including delivery vans, agricultural access to the meadow, bin lorries and emergency vehicles.

Persistent parking blocking this access will be reported by the Town Council to the Police, as it may breach the Highway Code.

Thank you, your cooperation is appreciated.


Please Keep this Date!

The Town Council is taking part in the Great British September Clean 2020, organised to replace the cancelled Spring Clean. Across the country, schools, councils and individuals will be tidying their communities.    If you are free from 10am for a few hours or the whole day, you will be most welcome!

Due to Covid19, the arrangements will be different this time.  The event will follow government guidance on safe distancing and a thorough risk assessment is being undertaken.

This is open to adults and, under supervision, children of all ages.  You may join as individuals or small groups of up to 6 people.  Groups should be from the same family, or support bubble or have some other connection that allows you to work closely together.

We are sorry that you cannot just turn up on the day as before.  You need to register that you will be taking part.  Please email the Clerk with your name and that of any others who will form part of your group.

You will need to bring your own protective gloves and hand sanitisers.  We shall provide hi viz jackets, litter pickers and black bags. Further details will be sent to those who register in due course.

A copy of the poster is available here: Poster Sept 2020

A COMMUNITY MEETING to discuss local government reorganisation and potential benefits and risks of installing 5G in the Dales will be held on Wednesday 23rd September 2020

The Town Council invites you to hear presentations from Lucy Moss-Blundell, Stronger Communities Delivery Manager (Richmondshire) at NYCC and Michael Grayson, NYCC’s Programme Manager – Mobile Phone Coverage.  There will not be a formal vote on either matter; your Council wishes to create awareness of these key issues and hear your views before taking any decisions.

This will be held a virtual meeting using Zoom. You may join either by computer or telephone.

Telephone numbers 0203 901 7895 or 0208 080 6591 or 0208 080 6592 or 0330 088 5830 or 0131 460 1196 or 0203 481 5237 or 0203 481 5240

Meeting ID:  996 9056 3830

Passcode:                 563328


Richmondshire District Council publishes a leaflet on proposed local government reorganisation

The Minister of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, Simon Clarke MP, wants local government in York and North Yorkshire to be reorganised and simplified. His vision is to see at least two unitary authorities (councils that provide all services currently provided by the county, borough and district councils) that would work together at a strategic level, as one combined organisation.

The ‘mega-size’ council is being proposed by the County Council. The Leaders of the district and borough councils in North Yorkshire have come together to oppose creation of a North Yorkshire mega-size council, and create a more practical alternative bid, based on more workable geographies, a grass-roots understanding of local communities, and respect for local democracy.

RDC has published a leaflet setting out the key issues and wants local councils to give their views.  Copies are available in the Key Centre reception area.  It can also be seen here GetChangeRightDemocracy.

This is an important consultation and the outcome of changes may affect the provision of local services and accountability.  Residents are encouraged to get involved and give their views.

Play Areas and Skate Park Reopens on Saturday 4 July 2020

The play areas between Park Lane and St. Alkelda’s Road that are run by Middleham Town Council will reopen on Saturday 4 July. The skate park on the playing fields, overseen by Middleham Sports and Community Wellbeing Association (MSCWA), will also reopen.

Council and MSCWA have inspected and cleaned the facilities and carried out a risk assessment to ensure that they are safe for use.  A copy of the risk assessment can be obtained from the Clerk or the Council’s website.

Please help keep everyone safe by observing social distancing and following hygiene procedures that are set out below.  These will also be on display at each site.

Coronavirus Safety Rules for this Play Park / Skate Park

To help us keep this play park safe and open for use, please:

  • Bring hand sanitiser gel or wipes to clean your and your children’s hands before, during and after use of play equipment
  • Dispose of any used wipes etc in the bins or take them home with you
  • Clean frequently touched areas of the equipment before and after your children use them
    • Remind your children not to touch their faces, and to cough or sneeze into a tissue or arm when a tissue is not available
    • Watch that your children do not to put their mouths on equipment or their hands in their mouths
    • Remember the need for social distancing
    • No eating or drinking – Consumption of food or drink on play equipment or in the playground area is not allowed
    • Dispose of all litter including any used protective wear such as face coverings or gloves properly in litter bins, or by taking it home.
    • Illness – if anyone in your household has any symptoms that just might be Coronavirus, (persistent cough, temperature, loss of taste or smell) do not use this park. Stay home.
    • Illness: If any member of your household who has used the park is taken ill with what is or might be, Coronavirus, please inform the Town Clerk or any Councillor so that we can take appropriate steps.

Buy Local Campaign

North Yorkshire County Council has announced this initiative:

As part of our efforts to support local businesses and communities during the Covid 19 outbreak, North Yorkshire County Council has set up a website called Buy Local

It’s a platform to provide free advertising for businesses to connect them with customers, and vice versa.  Our aim is to make it a useful resource for now and beyond the Covid 19 outbreak. There are over 500 businesses registered so far, from butchers and bakers, to electricians and solicitors!

Please can you can help us spread the word about Buy Local in your community?

We’d really appreciate it if you could:

  • Print and display the attached poster prominently somewhere appropriate
  • Share the poster on social media, and share our Buy Local posts – follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Linkedin @northyorkscc
  • Spread the word in any other ways you can – via parish communications, community newsletters, your website or any other methods available to you.

We appreciate your help with publicising Buy Local, to support your local economy and help residents find services online now and in the future.

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