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Barlby with Osgodby is a civil parish in the Selby district of North Yorkshire, England, just to the north of Selby. The parish comprises Barlby Village, Barlby Bridge (Selby East Ward) and Osgodby and has a population of 5,070 according to the North Yorkshire Parish population figures, 2015. 


When face to face Meetings are resumed, unless advertised otherwise, they will be held at Barlby Library and Community Hub and commence at 7.00 p.m. 

The next Meeting of the Town Council at Barlby Library and Community Hub will be announced when further Government advice regarding gatherings is received. Until such time it is anticipated that Meetings will be held remotely. 

To attend a remote Meeting please contact the Council Manager and provide an Email address (by the day prior to the Meeting) so a link to the Meeting can be provided. 

SELBY DISTRICT COUNCIL - Local Plan Consultation

There will be a 6 week consultation period between 29th January and 12th March 2021 for the Preferred Options Local Plan.

The consultation document sets out Selby District Council's preferred approach to development in the District up to 2040. The consultation and associated evidence based documents are available to view online at www.Selby.gov.uk/Local Plan.

There is 1 proposed housing site in Barlby Village, 2 proposed housing sites in Osgodby and 1 proposed employment site in Barlby Bridge. 

There will also be 2 virtual Public Meetings on 11th and 16th February at 6.30 p.m. Links are available on the SDC website. If you have problems accessing the links, Email : localplan@selby.gov.uk or Phone 01757 292134 


Funding has ben secured for 3 separate projects in Harrogate, Skipton and Selby to make it easier, safer and quicker for people to travel on foot, by bicycle and by public transport.

For Selby, this includes an improved Station frontage and links to the town centre and bus station.  

There will be a public consultation from 24th February to 24th March and a series of online events will be held. The Selby events will be held on 4th and 12th March. 

For more information go to : northyorks.gov.uk/latestnews

Links to the consultation and online meetings to be added.  


The Census will be taking place on 21st March. You will be sent a letter with an access code which will enable you to add your information on the Census website.

Help is available if you are unable to complete the forms online .  

For more information go to : www.census.gov.uk


Barlby and Osgodby Town Council, Hemingbrough and Cliffe Parish Councils recently sponsored a 3 Month trial of the Service 4, which provided 2 buses a day from Hemingbrough to Selby, and return. The Town and Parish Councils would like to thank Councillors Karl Arthur and Mike Jordan for grant support for the trial. 

The trial ended at the beginning of January and will be reviewed as soon as possible, to see if it is financially viable.  

The remaining service is Thornes Service 1 on Mondays and Fridays (arriving at Osgodby at 10.07 a.m.) and return from Selby at 10.20 a.m. and 1.00 p.m.) There is also a Thornes Service 4a on School days and School holidays (leaving Osgodby at 7.59 a.m.) and return from Selby at 4.10 p.m.

See News and Events page.

3 Month Trial Timetable.

Revised Thornes Timetable.

SNOW PATROL - Information on how Town and Parish Councils can help with Winter maintenance.

North Yorkshire County Council (NYCC) Winter Maintenance Service (because of the size of the County and available resources) advises that it is not possible to grit all footpaths and pavements during severe weather. Community Partnerships can enhance the Winter Maintenance Service by clearing snow and gritting pavements. 

To set up a Community Partnership - firstly, and most importantly, volunteers are needed, then interest can be registered with NYCC so the scheme can be approved.

Community Partnerships, once set up, are offered training from NYCC and agree to pay for equipment, grit bins and grit, provide evidence of adequate insurance and agree to be responsible for maintenance of grit bins. Proof of good health may be required. Routes to be gritted are agreed in advance with NY Highways. The focus is on snow clearance not preventative salting for frost. During periods of prolonged heavy snowfall pavements will only be cleared after main routes such as shopping areas and other main pedestrian routes.   

The salt in the grit bins is for use on public paths only, not for clearing private driveways.  

To consider if it is possible to set up a Community Partnership, Barlby and Osgodby Town Council needs to know how many residents are interested in becoming 'Snow Patrol' Volunteers.  If there are sufficient volunteers and a scheme is approved, a co-ordinator will contact Volunteers when clearance is to be carried out. Please make sure that if you volunteer, that you are available at short notice otherwise this scheme will not be a success. 

Please contact the Town Council to express an interest. Contact details on the 'Contact us' page   


Please go to the Barlby Library and Community Hub page. 


Due to the latest Government lockdown, the Library will be closed until further notice.

If you have any items currently on loan, the loan period has been extended until March 2021.  

You can keep up to date with what's on at the Library on Facebook@barlbylibrary.

When the Library re-opens there will be safe measures in place including protective screens, hand sanitisers, wipes and clear floor markings/one way system to assist with social distancing. Items which cannot be easily cleaned have been removed. A maximum of 6 customers (including one PC user if present) will be allowed in the building at any one time.

A family of 4 persons will be allowed in the Junior section if capacity allows. Slots of 15 minutes will be allocated unless the Library is quiet when this may be extended to 30 minutes. We are sure customers will understand and follow the guidelines to prevent queues forming.  

Face coverings are now mandatory in the Library (with some exemptions). A North Yorkshire Track and Trace system will also be in operation.

PLEASE NOTE : The toilet is closed until further notice.  

Please watch this space for more information.  POSTER.

CORONAVIRUS - support and information 

SELBY DISTRCT AVS (Monday to Friday 8.30 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.) 01757 291111 or enquiries@selbydistrictavs.org.uk

SELBY HANDS OF HOPE 01757 705855 or admin@selbyhandsofhope.org.uk 


AGE UK SELBY 01757 704115 or linda@ageukselby.co.uk 

SD CITIZENS ADVICE 0300 3309036 or www.citizensadvice.org.uk or universal credit helpline 0800 1448 444 or consumer helpline 0808 223 1133

SELBY ADVICE www.selbyadvice.org.uk 

NHS www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/


DEMENTIA FORWARD 03300 578592 or info@dementiaforward.org.uk 

SD OSTOMA GROUP 0800 628388 or jackie@communityhouse.org.uk

SELBY DISTRICT COUNCIL 01757 705101 or www.selby.gov.uk

NORTH YORKSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL 01609 780780 or www.northyorks.gov.uk/coronavirus-advice-and-information

BUY LOCAL The website helps people find local services that are still available. www.northyorks.gov.uk/buy-local 

COMMUNITY TRANSPORT (mornings) 01757 708036 

HORTON HOUSING 01757 241051 or selbystaywell@hortonhousing.co.uk

CRISIS Selby local community Health Team 01904 294689

SAMARITANS 01904 526582 

BARLBY FOODBANK - with grateful thanks to local residents and local companies for their support. For more information or to donate items ring 07713 285257 

Changes to Recycling

Selby District Council has made changes to recycling collections in the District. Homes now have 2 new wheeled bins, a blue one for glass, cans and plastics and a brown one for paper and card. Green waste will continue to be collected every fortnight.

Recycling will be collected every 2 weeks as follows :

Week 1 - Grey refuse bin 

Week 2 - Brown (paper and card)

Week 3 - Grey refuse bin

Week 4 - Blue (glass, cans and plastics) 

Some collection days may change from previous collection days .

For more information go to : www.selby.gov.uk/news/refuse-recycling-collections

Proposed Special (SEND) Free School in Osgodby

North Yorkshire County Council (NYCC) held a public meeting in Osgodby Institute on Monday 8th July at 6.30 p.m. 

NYCC Officers agreed to take concerns that could not be addressed at the meeting to relevant departments. A further public meeting will be held later this year.  Issues raised included : highways, access, transport, planning, public rights of way, pollution and other sites previously considered.  

Please note : The Town Council has not been consulted on this project.  

For further information go to :

www.northyorks.gov.uk/proposed-special-free-school-selby or contact 01609 532122 

STREET LIGHT REPORTS - see streetlights page for who maintains the lights in the Parish 

NYCC owned lights - go to the streetlights page to see how to report a fault online. 

Town Council lights - either phone or Email a report to the Council Manager. 


Please see the News and Events page.


Not available until further notice

The District Councillor Surgeries at Barlby Library and Community Hub are open to Barlby Village Ward and Selby East Ward residents. 

Drop in for a chat 2nd Tuesday of each Month between 5.00 - 6.00 p.m.  

SPEEDING and Road Closures

To report speeding, complete a '95 Alive' form which can be downloaded here, or pick up a paper copy from Barlby Library and Community Hub.

'95 Alive' Form

Road closures - see News and Events page. 

YOUTH CLUB - Wednesdays at OSGODBY INSTITUTE                         

Closed until further notice

Session 1 - for younger members (8 - 11 yrs) from 6.00 - 7.15 p.m. 

Session 2 - for older members (11 - 16 yrs) from 7.30 - 9.00 p.m.

For more information please contact Osgodby Institute.  


We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. We hope to have the site fully accessible within one month. 

Some parts of this site may not be fully accessible e.g. some pdf documents my not be accessible to screen reader software, we are working to put this right.

If you find any problems, contact us and we may be able to provide content in a different format - such as large print or paper copies. We would need details of the document you require and your name and Email or postal address.