FYLINGDALES PARISH COUNCIL

NORTH YORKSHIRE

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Grass Cutting and Hedge Maintenance Specification 2024

Tenders are invited for maintenance work in 2024. Click here to view details. Please quote for each section separately.

Verge Cutting Specification 2024 Annual Cut

Tenders are invited for maintenance work in 2024. Click here to view details.

PARISH COUNCIL MEETINGS

Parishioners are welcome to attend Parish Council meetings and, during the 10-minute Public Consultation period prior to the meeting commencing, can make a 2-minute presentation to the Councillors about any issues in the Parish. If the item is on the agenda, comments could be considered by the Councillors during their debate. If the item is not on the agenda, it could be considered for future meetings. Parishioners are welcome to remain and observe but cannot contribute to the remainder of the meeting. All meetings start at 7pm unless otherwise stated.

Wibury, Mount Pleasant North, RHB

20 September 2023

15 November 2023

17 January 2024

20 March 2024

Fylingthorpe Methodist Church Room

18 October 2023

20 December 2023 - CANCELLED

21 February 2024

17 April 2024

Home Upgrade Grant

A new grant is available for North Yorkshire residents to help make homes more energy efficient.

The Home Upgrade Grant phase 2 (HUG2) is available to help homes that are not on mains gas and have poor quality insulation and inefficient heating systems.

The grant can be used for improvements such as insulation and solar panels to air source heat pumps and smart heating controls.

These will help save money on energy bills and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

To qualify for the new scheme residents must have a household income of £31,000 or less and/or meet other eligibility checks.

Properties must also be technically suitable for the measures available in the scheme and have a low energy efficiency rating (between D and G on an energy performance certificate).

Private rented properties are eligible to apply although landlords must contribute at least a third of the total cost of the upgrade.

This scheme is now open and we are working with community interest company YES Energy Solutions who will deliver the improvements to homes. They can be contacted by calling 01422 880 100 or visit the YES energy solutions page to find out more. You can also visit North Yorkshire Councils website www.northyorks.gov.uk/hug2 to register your details to find out more about the scheme.

Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) Consultation

From Wednesday, November 22, people are being urged to share their views to help to develop household waste recycling centres (HWRCs) across North Yorkshire.

North Yorkshire Council has a legal duty to provide household waste recycling centres for residents to dispose of any additional household waste, free of charge.

There are 20 household waste recycling centres (plus mobile sites) across North Yorkshire and this service, including the disposal of the waste delivered, costs more than £5 million a year.

The council faces many significant challenges now and in the years ahead, including the impact of inflation, increased demand for services, climate change, and the impact of the cost-of-living crisis on our communities.

To help address increasing costs and improve the service it provides, the council is looking at various options for HWRCs and is asking people to share their views about changes to some services.

For more information, please visit http://www.northyorks.gov.uk/your-council/consultations-and-engagement/current-consultations/changes-household-waste-recycling-centres

NORTH YORKSHIRE SHARED PROSPERITY FUND

Businesses, community groups, cultural and voluntary sector organisations in North Yorkshire are being invited to apply for a share of a £16.9m fund.

The UK Shared Prosperity Fund is a central pillar of the governments levelling up agenda and provides £2.6 billion of funding for local investment by March 2025.

For further information, please click on the following link www.communityfirstyorkshire.org.uk/uk-shared-prosperity-fund/

FORMER GAS WORKS SITE, ALBION ROAD, RHB

A blue stain has appeared on the road surface of the above site which may be a by-product of the historical use of the site. As a precaution, North Yorkshire Council, Environmental Health Services have today advised their estates department to secure the location prior to testing for the presence of any contaminates. Fylingdales Parish Council, on behalf of North Yorkshire Council, apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

UPDATE: Possible contamination, Robin Hoods Bay

Soil samples were taken on 11 August from the area behind the bin store on Albion Road. NYC is expecting a report back at any time now and will keep us updated.

The properties team is aware of the issues with the bin store (mixing up of recyclable and non-recyclable rubbish, the mess in the store, etc,) and the fact that the area is attracting rats. They are addressing this with the relevant department.

In the meantime, it's still best to avoid the area and make sure all rubbish bags are put in the bins.

NORTH YORKSHIRE COUNCIL

North Yorkshire Council launched on 1 April replacing the eight councils currently providing district and county level services.

You will be able to contact the new council by phone on 0300 131 2 131 or apply, book and pay for services online and report problems 24/7 by visiting www.northyorks.gov.uk

The council is the geographically largest council in England. It has been built with local at its heart and aims to be the most local, large council in the country. The same staff will provide the services that they deliver now, and you can still access support and services via your local council building. This includes a main office in each former district area which will continue to give advice and face-to-face expertise. In addition to this, many areas also have a local office  often a library  where you can obtain advice and assistance to access council services, and this will not change.

By making this change now, it gives North Yorkshire Council the best possible chance of protecting valued services at a time of exceptional financial pressures and high demand. Joining up services will allow the council to maximise spending power, meaning there is potential savings of between £30 million and £70 million which will then become annual savings. This money can be used to protect important local services at a critical time when everyone and every organisation is feeling the pressure.

The council will have a clear economic growth strategy that plays to the countys strengths, such as green technologies and established industries like tourism, high-quality food and drink production, and agriculture. The new council will work at the heart of a mayoral-led combined authority, with the City of York, to promote the area as an outstanding location for inward investment and develop a seamless offer of business support. North Yorkshire Council will also work with the countys six MPs to ensure we have a strong and consistent voice so that the Government understands the issues that affect our businesses and economy, and helps us to act on them. To find out more, visit www.northyorks.gov.uk

NORTH YORKSHIRE COUNCIL CLIMATE CHANGE STRATEGY

Click here to view the North Yorkshire Council Climate Change strategy

Click here to complete the North Yorkshire Council Climate Change survey

REPAIRS TO SEA WALL - DOCUMENTATION

Click here to view the minutes of the Sea Wall Repairs meeting, held 15/03/2023

Click here to view the report to the Scarborough Borough Council cabinet on 17/01/2023

Click here to view actual details of The Robin Hoods Bay Capital Maintenance Scheme (Main seawall)

NYCC WINTER GRITTING SERVICE

Salt bins and salt heaps

NYCC provide salt heaps and bins for use on roads and footways in severe weather, but not for use on private property. They may remove bins where salt is being used indiscriminately or on private property. Rock salt can be bought from most DIY or garden centres.

Salt heaps and bins are placed based on road gradient, severity of bends, road usage, and whether or not the road is already gritted.

They are refilled by 1 November and a second refill may be carried out mid-season or after significant snowfall. For more information, please click on the link below.

www.northyorks.gov.uk/salt-bins-and-salt-heaps

Community Partnerships

Community partnerships can acquire and maintain additional salt bins at locations that do not meet the county council's criteria. In such cases the partnership must fund the cost of the bin and the salt refill as follows for each bin.

- A 200kg green (or yellow) bin - £50

- An annual maintenance charge to cover the salt replenishments - £75

- A further charge may be levied if more than two salt refills are required

If the partnership uses up all of the salt/grit between the replenishments, it may need to source additional supplies of salt/grit from builders merchants or DIY stores.

Participating community partnerships will need to have a lead representative who will be responsible for arranging payment to us for the bin and the annual maintenance charge. They will also be the direct point of contact with us if any problems arise.

The community partnerships will be responsible for maintenance of their funded bins. We will only approve repairs or replacements in agreement with the partnership group's lead representative. The community partnerships will be expected to meet the cost of repairs and replacements.

The salt/grit from the bin(s) is intended for use on public footways and roads only. For more information please click on the link below.

www.northyorks.gov.uk/community-gritting-partnerships

LET'S TALK CLIMATE

In July 2022 a Climate Emergency was announced for North Yorkshire.

With existing plans in place to reach Net Zero by 2030, Climate Change officers from across the county created a draft Climate Change Strategy to achieve this goal. And be the first Carbon Negative region by 2040.

During the first phase of Let's Talk, responses collected show that Climate Change was ranked as a top 3 priority by:

34% of people in the Let's Talk Local Survey

41% of people in the Let's Talk Money Survey

Let's Talk Climate will gather your views and feedback on the draft Climate Change Strategy. By answering the survey questions, which focus on: slowing down and adapting to climate change as well as helping nature to thrive, the information you give will be fed back forming the final Climate Change Strategy for the new authority  North Yorkshire Council.

You will be able to share your views online using a safe and easy-to-use tool called, Commonplace which we used on our previous Let's Talk engagements. Our libraries are hubs where you can go and find out more about the Climate Change Strategy, with a hard copy of the draft strategy and fill in a paper survey if you wish.

Events will be organised, alongside our Transport consultation, giving you the opportunity to talk to members of the Climate team about whether you think the council is doing enough to meet our Net Zero target. Further information will be available in the coming weeks.

Fill in the Climate Change survey here:

https://letstalkny.commonplace.is/en-GB/proposals/climate.

PARISH COUNCILLOR VACANCY

There is currently one vacancy on the parish council.

If you would like to be co-opted onto the Parish Council to fill this vacancy, please see the Co-option Notice below.

Co-Option Notice

CIVILITY & RESPECT

Fylingdales Parish Council supports the need for Civility & Respect in the workplace. We treat everyone with courtesy and respect and ask for the same in return. We ask that you treat your councillors and council staff courteously without violence, abuse, or harassment.

Bullying and Harassment Statement

COAST TO COAST PATH NATIONAL TRAIL

The Lake District Foundation are conducting a survey on behalf of Natural England regarding development of the Coast to Coast Path National Trail.

This popular route was given National Trail status in 2022. £5.6 million will be used to make improvements and maximise benefits for local communities.

To make this an asset to people who live and work near the Coast to Coast Path National Trail, the Lake District Foundation are asking for local perspectives to achieve this and help shape its development.

If you would like to complete the survey, please click on the following link https://www.lakedistrictfoundation.org/national-trails

LET'S TALK MONEY

Please share your views with North Yorkshire Council to help shape their budget

North Yorkshire Council is continuing their biggest countywide conversation, Lets Talk, to understand your priorities and how you are feeling about a range of topics, and to gather intelligence to inform decision making and policies.

Lets Talk Money is their annual budget consultation.

This is your chance to have your say on plans to save millions of pounds and ensure services are delivered as effectively as possible for thousands of households and businesses in North Yorkshire.

As part of that conversation, the council wants to find out what you think and pinpoint the key priorities for their budget for the next financial year.

There are several ways you can take part in Lets Talk Money:

You can fill in an online survey here Have Your Say Today - Let's Talk North Yorkshire - Commonplace  the survey is on Commonplace, which is a safe and easy-to-use online tool used to engage with communities, by over 250 organisations including neighbouring councils in Leeds and West Yorkshire.

If you would prefer, you can pick up a paper copy from your local library, leisure centre or main local office and return it in the envelope provided.

You can also email letstalk@northyorks.gov.uk or call 0300 131 2 131 (please say Lets Talk when prompted) to request a survey.

You can write to:
Lets Talk
North Yorkshire Council
County Hall
Northallerton
DL7 8AD

Accessible formats of the survey are available on request. Please share your views with us and tell your colleagues, friends and family to do the same. The survey closes on 18 December 2023.