Parish Council Vacancy

  • We have a vacancy for a Parish Councillor
  • The Parish Council is the first tier of local government and, while voluntary, the roll of Councillor is vital in helping the Council to represent the views and interests of all Copmanthorpe residents
  • As part of the Parish Council you will have responsibility for running local services including Village Greens, Burial Ground, Community Open Spaces and Allotments
  • You will also be involved in deciding how much to raise through the Council tax in order to deliver the Council’s services, deciding on grants to village organisations and in influencing the long term development policy for the Parish and commenting on planning applications in the village
  • For further information please contact the Parish Clerk on 01904 778087 or come along to a Council meeting and see, first hand, what we do


Church Street Resurfacing

  • Church Street will be partially or totally closed to traffic for three days starting on 24th October for resurfacing
  • The road surface has been in a poor condition and getting worse for many months but was considered to be a very low priority by City of York Council due to being classified as a cul-de-sac, which it isn’t
  • As well as being factually incorrect this designation overlooked the fact that a great many cars use Church Street twice daily on the ’school run’ as well as all the shoppers visiting the Co-op and butchers shops and St Giles’ church in addition to all the residents of Low Green, Orchard Garth and Croft Farm Close
  • Since CYC would not pay for the much needed repairs Copmanthorpe Ward funds have been used
  • During the work access to Low Green, Orchard Garth and Croft Farm Close will be via Merchant Way.  The bollards at the bottom of Merchant Way will be removed and traffic signals will be in place for the duration of the work


Halloween - ‘Trick or Treat’

  • Monday 31st October, next week, is Halloween and it is anticipated that children in the village will be visiting the houses of friends and neighbours to ‘Trick or Treat’. Here is some advice for parents and householders from North Yorkshire Police:
  • If your children are going ‘Trick or Treating’:
    • Make sure you go with them or, for older children, make sure you know exactly where they are going and when they will be back and don’t let them go without friends
    • Make sure they respect posters asking not to be included in ‘Trick or Treating’
    • Don’t let them throw eggs or flour
  • Householders - if you don’t want to be visited by ‘Trick or Treaters’ please download and print this poster and place it in your window: nyp16-0210-poster-no-trick-or-treat-a4.pdf


Remembrance Day - Sunday 13th November

  • A traffic closure will be in place on Sunday 13th November on Main Street from the Methodist Church to St Giles’ Church from around 10:30am to protect the parade of Copmanthorpe Scouts and Guides to the War Memorial
  • Once the parade has reached Memorial Green, Main Street will be reopened as far as St Giles’ Way but the closure will remain in place from St Giles’ Way to the Shopping Centre until after the one minutes silence at 11:00am


Speeding in Copmanthorpe

  • Any resident wishing to make the authorities aware of a speeding problem in the village may like to download the ‘95 Alive’ form, please click here: speed_concern_report_form.pdf
  • At the moment it is not possible to complete this form on-line so it must be printed, completed and posted to the address on the form
  • It is the sending of these forms that is the best way of alerting the authorities to speeding issues in any particular location