Helmsley Town Council

Serving the people of Helmsley and Carlton

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Town Clerk: Ms Victoria Ellis
The Old Vicarage, Bondgate
Helmsley, Yorkshire YO62 5BP

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  • All Saints Church, Helmsley November 2018

    All Saints Church, Helmsley November 2018

Helmsley Town Council provides some of your local services. We strive to make Helmsley and Carlton better places to live, work and play. Our website includes a wealth of information about how we conduct business and what we do. Use the search or browse the site to find whatever you are looking for. If you can't find the information you require then please contact us.

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Helmsley Traffic

Helmsley Traffic

Please would residents report speeding traffic to the 95 Alive Road Safety Partnership via the 'Do It Online' pages on North Yorkshire County Council's website. The report goes to the North Yorkshire Police Traffic Bureau.

A few years ago the town council sent out many printed versions of the forms which were returned to the Partnership but it is only the person who makes the complaint that receives the response. More »

If residents are interested it may still be possible to set up a Community Speed Watch some time. You may have come across the one occasionally in action at Hovingham.

Helmsley Traffic will be on the agenda of the next council meeting on the 15th June 2020 at 6:30pm - it will be virtual on Zoom and is open to the public. Joining details will be on the agenda. » Less

Posted: Mon, 01 Jun 2020 09:37 by Victoria Ellis

Grants available from, & made by, Helmsley Town Council

Grants available from, & made by, Helmsley Town Council

Helmsley Town Council can help local groups in need with a grant. It has a short application form and a brief policy for awarding grants. Applications can be made for up to 3 consecutive years on one form. At the recent Council meeting, the following local charities and groups were supported - Citizen's Advice North Yorkshire, Helmsley in Business (2) - Christmas Tree and Christmas Lights, Helmsley Community Library, Helmsley Sports Club (2), Helmsley Town Hall, Helmsley Litter Pickers, Helmsley Swifts, Helmsley Walled Garden and Moorsbus. For details about what the grants were for and the amounts please refer to the Grants page on the Council's website. If you need help with an application please contact the clerk.

Posted: Wed, 20 May 2020 14:52 by Victoria Ellis

Helmsley over the weekend

Helmsley over the weekend

Helmsley Town Council has received comments and complaints over the last few days, by email and phone, about visitors, social distancing and traffic speeds - particularly on the Bilsdale road and the A170 Linkfoot Lane.

The complaints were referred to Ryedale District Council and the police. Here is the police response as of 2pm.

Churchyard "Urinating in Public is a local bylaw, It can be enforced if there is a by law in place of which we believe there isn't, we are liaising with RDC for this to be considered. There is also an offence of Out-rage in public decency which covers obscene, lewd or disgusting nature. However we ask that the public call should call us if this is observed." Please do. More »

Social Distancing As the Police we follow Government Legislation. To be clear at this time, there is no restriction in legislation on people travelling to open spaces. The Government Guidelines to social distancing is just that. The Police have no powers Health Protection (Coronavirus, restrictions) (England) Regulations 2020 to enforce the 2 metre rule."

Traffic "We have asked that the safety camera team and Road Policing be deployed in the Helmsley area and there will be extra patrols by the Safer neighbourhood team."

For more information about the photo please see The Helmsley Archive website, Ref HA08126, or search 'motor'. » Less

Posted: Mon, 18 May 2020 13:45 by Victoria Ellis