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

Latest News

Agenda for Virtual Extra-Ordinary Meeting 14th September at 6:30pm published

photo of BT Phone Kiosk

All welcome to virtually attend this meeting for planning applications and consultations including BT's proposals for removing the kiosk on Bridge Street, government consultations on changes to planning, and Pavement Parking. Links to the consultations are on the agenda.

Posted: Mon, 07 Sep 2020 15:20 by Victoria Ellis

Tags: News

Town Council 'adopts' 4 square metres of The Kitchen Garden

Town Council 'adopts' 4 square metres of The Kitchen Garden

Helmsley Town Council was pleased to be able to contribute towards Helmsley Walled Garden's fundraising by adopting 4 square metres of The Kitchen Garden. Many will remember the garden from when the Watson family grew fruit and vegetables there for their grocery shop in Helmsley.

The council has also provided grants of £750 over this and last year towards the new Alphabet Garden.

Posted: Mon, 22 Jun 2020 14:23 by Victoria Ellis

Tags: Grants, News

12 months ShopAppy.com - some free memberships availalble

12 months ShopAppy.com - some free memberships availalble

York & North Yorkshire Growth Hub and shopappy.com.

Information from Y&NYGH. Initially, the offer is available in the following towns: Selby, Tadcaster, Harrogate, Knaresborough, Malton & Norton, Richmond, Leyburn, Stokesley, Thirsk and Easingwold. The first 50 businesses to sign up from outside these towns can also benefit from free 12-month subscriptions, worth £240 each.

ShopAppy.com... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 22 Jun 2020 13:18 by Victoria Ellis

Tags: News

Hidden Disabilities Sunflower Scheme in Helmsley & Ryedale

Hidden Disabilities Sunflower Scheme in Helmsley & Ryedale

Ryedale residents with a hidden disability can now pick up a sunflower lanyard designed to act as a discreet sign to others that they may need additional help.

The Hidden Disabilities Sunflower has increasingly been adopted by large supermarkets and airports, as it allows everyone with a hidden disability to choose to be subtly visible when they need to be.

NYCC's Stronger Communities team is rolling... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 12 Jun 2020 18:59 by Victoria Ellis

Tags: News

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... Read More »

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

Tags: News; Helmsley Traffic

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... Read More »

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

Tags: Grants, News

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... Read More »

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

Tags: News

Annual Meeting of Helmsley Town Council on Zoom

Annual Meeting of Helmsley Town Council on Zoom

The meeting will be held on Zoom and is open to the public and press. The meeting ID and Password are on the agenda, along with phone numbers for those wishing to listen rather than see the meeting. If the meeting is suspended, for example because of bandwidth problems, all efforts will be made to resume as soon as possible. All the meeting documents are shown on the Council Meetings calendar.

Posted: Wed, 13 May 2020 16:09 by Victoria Ellis

Tags: News

Visitor Movements to be monitored by NYCC Highways

Visitor Movements to be monitored by NYCC Highways

"the local highways team will be monitoring any increases in visitor movements over the next few days in and we will consider closing certain roads should the number of pedestrian get too large. This will be in an effort to maintain adequate social distancing" - information received from North Yorkshire County Council Highways department today, 12th May 2020.

Photo - Helmsley Archive.

Posted: Tue, 12 May 2020 13:28 by Victoria Ellis

Tags: News

New Play Equipment - grant awarded to the council

New Play Equipment - grant awarded to the council

The Limes Play Area is to get three new pieces of play equipment following a successful application for £10,000 to the National Lottery Awards for All fund.

The cone climber will be made by the family firm of Streetscape Ltd of Selby and they will supply the surf board and the Ladybug spring rider, which is DDA compliant. At the moment their factory is closed until it is possible to re-open, as... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 05 May 2020 14:53 by Victoria Ellis

Tags: News

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