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PLAY AREAS and OPEN SPACE
PLEASE NOTE : ALL Play areas are closed due to advice from the Government. Please respect this decision.
BUNGALOW ROAD PLAY AREA
This is the first of the Parish sites to have a major refurbishment, the new junior basket swing and hoverboard are now in place and some additional safety fencing has been installed.
Sadly, there has already been some vandalism to the new equipment. Please report any incidents of damage to the Town Council. The cost of making repairs inevitably impacts on the Council's ability to keep providing new equipment.
Someone is also allowing their dog to foul on this site, if you have any information, please pass it to the Town Council or the Selby District Dog Warden.
WAINHOMES PLAY AREA
The second Parish site to receive an upgrade. Old equipment will be removed as soon as the contractors confirm this, to allow the grass to recover before the new equipment is installed.
SYCAMORE ROAD and RIVER VIEW
See note below concerning changes in management.
The Town Council manages the following open spaces :
Wainhomes Play Area and Playing Field
Riverside Close/Peartree Close 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
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.
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.
Allotments at St Leonards Avenue - currently full.
Allotments at Barley Fields - expected to be ready to let Spring 2020.
Please contact the Council if you want to be added to the waiting lists.
Contact either the Allotment Manager on : email@example.com
or the Council Manager on : firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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