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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VAS (Vehicle Activate Signs) data & reports published

VAS (Vehicle Activate Signs) data & reports published

The first data from Helmsley Town Council's Vehicle Activated Signs has been published on the council's website. The period covered is the 1 April to the 10th June 2021.

Posted: Sat, 12 Jun 2021 11:34 by Victoria Ellis

Tags: Helmsley Traffic

A170 Traffic Speeds and complaints to the town council

A170 Traffic Speeds and complaints to the town council

After the May Bank Holiday weekend, many complaints were received about the speed and noise of traffic on the A170, both entering and leaving town. Many residents have reported speeding in the past to the 95 Alive campaign. Andrew Santon, Highways Customer Communications Officer. Area 3, Scarborough & Whitby & Area 4 Ryedale NYCC Highways has provided the following detailed response:

Thank you... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 09 Jun 2021 14:30 by Victoria Ellis

Tags: Helmsley Traffic, News

Campervans in the Cleveland Way Car Park

Campervans in the Cleveland Way Car Park

The council has received many complaints about the motorhomes in the Cleveland Way Car Park - numbers, noise, waste disposal etc. These complaints have been referred to Ryedale District Council who own and manage the car park. I have been in touch about evening visits by enforcement, the provision of facilities for waste disposal, safe spacing of campervans, and if numbers are restricted to the allocated... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 07 Jun 2021 14:49 by Victoria Ellis

Tags: News

Grass cutting - problem with new contractor

Grass cutting - problem with new contractor

Unfortunately there has been a problem with the new contractor and his understanding of the contract and the maps. This has taken some weeks to resolve and led to some areas not being cut until late May, and some are still not cut. Those that were cut late have been left long, 'tufted' and in places there's grass on the pavement. Where the maps have been correctly understood there does not seem to... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 07 Jun 2021 14:46 by Victoria Ellis

Tags: News

New Chairman of the Council elected

New Chairman of the Council elected

Councillor Jonathan Fairburn was elected as Chairman of Helmsley Town Council at its Annual Meeting this week. Councillor Tony Porter was elected Vice-Chairman. The outgoing Chairman, Councillor Ian Saggers was thanked for his work and advice during the last two years.

The council has a number of projects to complete in the next year including conversion of the old phone kiosk on Borogate into an Information... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 06 May 2021 16:15 by Victoria Ellis

Tags: News

Quotations sought for removal of Cemetery Spoil Heap

Quotations sought for removal of Cemetery Spoil Heap

Helmsley Town Council is seeking quotations for the removal of the New Cemetery Spoil Heap. Contractors must have the appropriate waste licences. Vehicular access is via Baxtons Sprunt, through the field between the Old Cemetery and the Vicarage. The deadline for written quotations (email ok and will be acknowledged) is noon on Monday 19th April 2021. The work must be completed by the 31 May 2021.... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 10 Mar 2021 10:41 by Victoria Ellis

Tags: Cemetery

Helmsley and the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower scheme-video

Helmsley and the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower scheme-video

At the outset of Covid-19 it became obvious that some people needed help as they had unnoticeable reasons for being unable to social distance. The Hidden Disabilities Sunflower Scheme was launched in 2016 by a private company and soon became an international scheme, used at transport hubs and large supermarkets. In spring 2019 it was introduced quickly throughout Ryedale by the five towns, North Yorkshire... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 08 Feb 2021 16:03 by Victoria Ellis

Tags: Covid, News

Helmsley Market Place April 2020 - Covid-19 lockdown

Helmsley Market Place April 2020 - Covid-19 lockdown

This is how Helmsley Market Place was in April 2020 during the first Covid-19 lockdown, albeit before Ryedale District Council offered free unlimited parking. Please heed requests to Stay at Home, Protect the NHS and Save Lives. Photo - copyright Steve Bell.

Posted: Mon, 11 Jan 2021 11:00 by Victoria Ellis

Tags: Covid

Winter Services - pavements and roads in and around Helmsley

Winter Services - pavements and roads in and around Helmsley

Helmsley residents are experiencing problems with icy paths and roads. For more about what winter maintenance is provided in and around town please see the Winter Services page on the Helmsley Town Council website where you will find plans, weblinks and information.

Posted: Wed, 06 Jan 2021 12:23 by Victoria Ellis

Tags: News; Winter Services

Free transport to get vaccinations for Helmsley area residents over 80

Free transport to get vaccinations for Helmsley area residents over 80

Do you know people who may need help to get their Covid-19 vaccine at Pickering when Phase 2 is announced? This may be be the non vulnerable over 80s group and Ryedale Community Transport (RyeCat) will provide FREE transport, from homes in the Helmsley area to Pickering Surgery.

The vaccination programme began in Ryedale last week and RyeCat undertook 10 free journeys for patients from the Helmsley... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 23 Dec 2020 09:41 by Victoria Ellis

Tags: News; Covid

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