Bus Service Update
Please be aware there have been recent changes to the 412 Bus Route, notably the suspension of the Saturday service. Please see our news item for more information, details of steps being taken and the latest timetable.
Vacancy for a Councillor
1. There is a vacancy on the above Council caused by The resignation of Councillor Jane Wright
2. A By Election to fill the vacancy will be held if, within 14 days (not counting a Saturday, Sunday, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Good Friday or Bank Holiday) from 18th May 2022, ten electors for the ward/parish give notice in writing claiming such an election to the Returning Officer.
3. The address of the Returning Officer is :
West Offices, Station Rise, York. Y01 6GA
4. If no such notice is given the Parish Council will fill the vacancy by co-option.
Chairman’s Report – Annual Parish Meeting, 4th April 2022
After a period of holding meetings remotely due to the pandemic, in person meetings resumed in the middle of 2021 with our Annual Parish Meeting taking place on 4th April 2022.
Many thanks to those local residents that joined us to listen and raise their concerns, your feedback is important in helping us prioritise future actions.
View the latest Chairman’s report which covers 2021/22.
Latest Post Office Opening Hours
Rufforth Post Office (at the Methodist Church) is now back operating twice-weekly opening hours. It will be open on Mondays and Thursdays between 9.30 am to 12.30 pm.
Rufforth Village Post Boxes
It has been reported to us that the post box near Middlewood Close has unbelievably been stolen (removed from the ground). Royal Mail are aware and we understand that there have been a number of such thefts in the area. Please note therefore that for the immediate future the only post box in Rufforth will be the one at the junction of Bradley Lane.
Alternatively, residents can use the Post Office facility at the Methodist Church which is now operating twice weekly on Mondays and Thursdays, 9.30 am to 12.30 pm.
The subject of dog fouling continues to blight the villages. Residents are reminded of their responsibilities with regard to clearing up after their dogs.
There are bins situated throughout both villages and along the cycle path.
Please be considerate to others.
The City of York Council Coronavirus helpline is still in place for anyone who needs support, be it someone to talk to or collecting food and medicines. If you need help get in touch with them at COVID19help@york.gov.uk or by calling 01904 551550.
Community Speed Watch
We are always looking for volunteers in Rufforth and Knapton to help reduce traffic speed by the use of hand held speed guns, If you are interested please contact the clerk by email to: email@example.com or telephone 01904 738751.
The defibrillators are now installed outside the Rufforth Institute Hall and the Red Lion Pub, Knapton. Anyone can have access to the defibrillator by dialing 999 and giving the code on the cabinet.