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PLAY AREAS and OPEN SPACE
The Council manages the following open spaces :
Wainhomes Play Area and Playing Field
Riverside Close/Peartree Close Play Area
+ River View Play Area
Maple Tree Avenue Village Green, Pindars Way Village Green
Barlby Woodland and Wildflower Meadow
Bungalow Road Play Area and Playing Field
South Duffield Road Play Area and Playing Field
The Old Railway Walk
Osgodby Duck Pond
Sycamore Road Recreation Field is now managed by Selby Distrct Council.
+ A new Play Area is planned for River View as part of the Barley Fields housing development.
Allotments at St Leonards Avenue.
Please contact the Council Manager if you want to be added to the waiting list.
The Council cuts the Playing fields, paths through the Countryside areas, the small BOCM roundabout and verges within the 30 mph speed limits. Verges outside 30 mph limits, the large A19/A63 roundabout and the large Greencore roundabout are the responsibility of NYCC. The riverbank and the grassed area from Northfield to the riverbank are the responsibility of the Environment Agency.
The Town Council will be increasing the number of cuts during the season at the Playing Fields to encourage sports for children.
There have been a number of incidents of dog fouling on the playing fields recently and 4 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 £75 reward for information leading to a successful prosecution. See poster.
TANSY BEETLE PROJECT
The Town Council and local Schools have been working with the Tansy Beetle Officer for this area to grow Tansy plants to provide habitats for the rare Tansy Beetle. Children from 2 classes at Barlby Community Primary School took part in the project.
For more information please contact Julia (Tansy Beetle Conservation Officer) on 07880 316027