Vacancy for Parish Councillor

  • Due to retirement Copmanthorpe Parish Council has a vacancy for a Councillor
  • The role of Parish Councillor is unpaid but would suite any resident who wishes to positively influence the development of Copmanthorpe
  • The Parish Council meets once a month and Councillors normally serve on at least two of the Council’s committees or working groups in addition to their Council commitments
  • Any interested residents should contact the Parish Clerk on 01904 801 822 or come along to a meeting to see what we are involved in

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Calling All Cyclists!

  • Competition - Your Favourite Cycling Route in Yorkshire and the Humber
  • You could win a £450 first prize! (2nd prize is £250 and 3rd is £100) from Clicktrans
  • Just convince Clicktrans that your route has something that makes it the best route in your region. The judges will not consider the route itself but the attractiveness of the way in which you present it.
  • Acceptable forms of a project:
    • Map with description
    • Text, no longer than two A4 pages in the .doc or .pdf format
    • Photos or video of you authorship
  • Send your entry to competition@clicktrans.com headed “My favourite cycling route in Yorkshire and the Humber”
  • For full rules click here
  • Please note that Copmanthorpe Parish Council is not linked in any way to this competition

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Tadcaster Road - Speed Limit Change

  • Residents may have noticed that the start of the 30mph speed limit has been moved from its original location near the balance pond on Tadcaster Road to further into the village just before the McCarthy Stone apartments.
  • This change was made by City of York Council against the strong objections of the Parish Council.
  • The PC pointed out that the original start location was at the point where the footpath changes sides of the road, where the cycle path from York changes sides of the road and where a change of surface in the road was installed as a physical reminder for drivers.
  • The PC also pointed out that the field alongside the original start of the 30mph speed limit was likely to come under pressure to be developed for housing in the near future (see below) and that the speed limit would probably have to be moved back if this started.
  • The change is currently ‘experimental’ but will become permanent if the City Council does not receive objections.
  • Residents wishing to object should write to the Assistant Director (Economy & Place), West offices, Station Rise, York YO1 6GA to be received by 19th August 2018

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Tadcaster Road - Gladman Developments Proposal

  • A public meeting is being organised to discuss this, and other potential development proposals in Copmanthorpe. Details of date, time and location will be published here as soon as it is fixed.
  • For information, the Copmanthorpe Neighbourhood Plan (link), currently nearing completion of its various stages, proposes to limit development on this site to 75 new houses

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Copmanthorpe Heritage Trail

  • Please use the link on the right to see the Heritage Trail information and map
  • Your input will be very welcome
  • Additional sites now included based on input from local residents

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Speeding in Copmanthorpe

  • Following the removal of the Vehicle Activated Speed Signs on Manor Heath and Temple Lane by Highway Officials at City of York Council residents are urged to make use of the Police Speed Concern Report Form to alert police of speeding issues in Copmanthorpe
  • Unfortunately it is not possible to complete this form on-line so please print it out , complete the details and post it to the address on the form
  • This is the only way that we will alert the appropriate authorities to the continuing problem of speeding in Copmanthorpe
  • Thank you for your help

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