Play Areas & Open Spaces


Sadly, both new and existing pieces of equipment have been damaged.

PLEASE report damage to both the Town Council, and if you see it happening, report it to the Police - otherwise the ongoing cost of repairs will prevent further improvements being made.

Litter (mostly food and drink related) has also greatly increased. Please encourage your children to use the bins provided.

Changes in Management

Sycamore Road - Sycamore Road Recreation Field and the site previously used as a Toddler site at Sycamore Road are now managed by Selby District Council.

Barley Fields - A new Play Area is planned on the Barley Fields estate near the old River View site, this will be the responsibility of a management company on behalf of the developer. Any queries about the new Play Area, the Village Green or grass cutting on the Estate please contact David Wilson Homes.

The Town Council manages the following open spaces:
Wainhomes Play Area and Playing Field
Riverside Close/Peartree Close Play Area
The Pinfold
Maple Tree Avenue Village Green
Pindars Way Village Green
Barlby Ponds (replacement decking in hand)
Barlby Woodland and Wildflower Meadow
Barlby Bridge
Bungalow Road Play Area and Playing Field
South Duffield Road Play Area and Playing Field
The Old Railway Walk
Osgodby Duck Pond - newly re-furbished decking platform

Short stay car parks are provided at Barlby Woodland and Meadow, the Old Railway Walk and the Allotments.

These facilities are for site visitors, staff and authorised contractors only - overnight parking is not permitted.
Grass Cutting
The Council cuts the Playing fields, paths through the Countryside areas and verges within the 30 mph speed limits. Verges outside 30 mph limits and roundabouts are the responsibility of NYCC.

The riverbank and the grassed area from Northfield to the riverbank are the responsibility of the Environment Agency.

The number of cuts at the Playing Fields during the season have been increased to encourage sports for children.


Dog Fouling
There have been a number of incidents of dog fouling on the playing fields recently and people have been intercepted and warned that this behaviour is totally unacceptable.

If you witness ANYONE taking a dog onto the play areas or playing fields please take details of the date, description of the offenders/dog and the address of the offenders and the Town Council WILL prosecute.

The Town Council offers a £100 reward for information leading to a successful prosecution.