Speed Monitoring Service from 10 January

Speed monitoring device to be deployed on Rigton Hill on 10 January

On Wednesday 10 January 2018, a traffic monitoring device will be installed on Rigton Hill for seven days. The principal function of this device is to measure the speed at which vehicles are travelling but it will also record the number and type of vehicles that are using North Rigton on a daily basis. The data collected by the device will then be used by North Yorkshire road safety initiative known as 95 Alive to recommend what speed control action can be taken.

The monitoring device was previously installed last September but the Parish Council did not believe the results reflected day to day reality due to the positioning of the device and obstructions on Rigton Hill at the time of the survey that caused traffic to slow.

Following Parish Council representation, North Yorkshire County Council road safety experts have been persuaded to carry out a further seven-day monitoring of speeds on Rigton Hill. The timing of this exercise is highly appropriate as on the 8 January an alternative ‘rat-run’ into Harrogate, Burn Bridge Lane will be closed for three weeks and this will inevitably lead to more traffic using the narrow roads of our village and Parish to avoid the congestion the closure will cause.

North Rigton Parish Council Road Safety Lead Steve Young says that this will be the last chance to formally establish that traffic on the roads of the parish and in particular through the village poses a risk to the safety and quality of life of people who live, work or visit North Rigton. He said: “Those who live in this village know speeding traffic is an issue but the authorities in North Yorkshire will not take any action without evidence. We very much hope that the second deployment of the speed monitoring device will provide that evidence.”

Your views sought on funding the police precept in North Yorkshire

See message below from Julie Mulligan, Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire, sent to our local councillor:-

Dear Councillor

I would like to make you aware of a consultation that I am launching today, requesting the public’s views on the amount they want to pay towards the police precept in North Yorkshire, proposing options to either increase or freeze the amount set for 2018/19.
You may already be aware that it is my responsibility as Commissioner to set the police precept, however, before doing this I think it’s vitally important to find out what residents of North Yorkshire think. Therefore, I would be very grateful for your help in promoting this survey in order to gain as many responses as possible so we can understand the views of our communities.
More information and the survey is available online at www.telljulia.com, or alternatively paper copies will be on display at police stations, libraries and council offices across North Yorkshire.
Your help would be greatly appreciated.

Yours sincerely

Julia Mulligan, Police and Crime commissioner for North Yorkshire


Christmas Carolling – Sunday 17 December

Christmas Carolling

Sunday 17 December

6.30pm at the

Christmas Tree in the Village Garden

North Rigton

We have asked if Father Christmas will join us to greet the children while we sing carols around the Christmas Tree. We will then set off to visit various parts of the village, sing more carols and then retire to The Square & Compass for some festive refreshments.

A great night for all the family, join us and bring your friends along.

NOTE: If you know of anyone in the village who would like the carol singers to call to sing for them, please let us know. Contact: Doris Telford 01423 734617

French Wines for the Christmas Table – 10th November

Friday 10th November 7:30pm

Almscliffe Village Hall

Let French Wine Sommelier Patrice from Le Bon Vin entertain you with his lively descriptions about each wine, suitable for the forthcoming Christmas festivities

£20 includes 5 glasses of wine and a sharing charcuterie platter

75% proceeds Yorkshire Air Ambulance and 25% Almscliffe Village Hall Fund

Tickets from Anita: anita.bowerman@btinternet.com or phone 07760 157046

Call My Bluff – Wine Tasting – Friday 13 October 7:30pm

Friday 13 October 2017  7:30pm

St John’s Church, North Rigton

Join us for an evening of fun when we challenge you to taste and recognise some of your favourite wines. Join us as individuals, couples or teams of 6 to sample some fine wines, enjoy some light refreshments to raise funds for the water supply to the church and to enable the use of the church by our village school. A celebration of community and an evening of fun.

Tickets only – £15 per person For tickets or further information contact: m.e.hopkins@btinternet.com

SPONSOR OUR WINES: You can be a sponsor of the event buy “buying” our wine selection, one or multiple bottles. £10 each.

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