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  1. Residents from Sutton in Craven and the surrounding area have their chance to raise their concerns about policing or community safety issues when Julia Mulligan, elected Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire, comes to Sutton in Craven on Thursday 21 June.

    The appointment based surgeries will take place between 4.30pm, and 6.30pm at Sutton in Craven Village Hall, Main Street, BD20 7JD, giving residents the opportunity to raise personal or private issues, good or bad, on a one to one basis. Surgeries are by appointment only.

    If you would like to book some time with Julia - or for further information about other Surgeries - please call 01423 569 562 or email [email protected]

    Surgeries are organised around the county on different days and at different times; you do not necessarily have to go to the surgery closest to your home, but can choose the most convenient one.

    For more information on advice surgeries, visit our website at:

    You can find out more about the work of the Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire by visiting

    Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner, 12 Granby Road, Harrogate, HG1 4ST

  2. Stage Four of the 2018 race, taking place on Sunday May 6, will start at the Piece Hall in Halifax. The first of six categorised climbs comes on the Côte de Hebden Bridge. The race will head up the cobbled Main Street in Haworth before dropping into Goose Eye for the next punishing ascent. 

    Crossing from Brontë Country into Craven, the route heads through Sutton-in-Craven to Skipton and then the next climb is looming on Barden Moor. The action will then head into the Dales before the riders contest the first intermediate sprint in view of Kilnsey Crag.

    The Côte de Park Rash will no doubt cement its place in Tour de Yorkshire folklore as the peloton grind their way up it, and the route continues on to Masham and then into Nidderdale before making a return to the formidable Côte de Greenhow Hill for the first time since 2016.

    The undulating terrain never relents and shortly after passing through Otley the next categorised climb is on the cards at Otley Chevin. If that wasn't enough, the Côte de Black Hill Road must also be crested before the race sweeps into Leeds and reaches a rip-roaring conclusion on The Headrow - on exactly the same spot as where the Tour de France started in 2014.

    The stage has been named 'The Yorkshire Terrier' and will cover 189.5km.

    LocationExpected race arrivalExpected rolling road closure


    1.09pm to 1.14pm

    12.40pm to 1.40pm


    1.18pm to 1.24pm

    12.50pm to 1.50pm

  3. Temp Road Closure - Ellers Road, Sutton in Craven 23rd-27th April for carriageway and drainage works

     See below link to road closure information:

    PLANNED ROAD CLOSURE NOTIFICATION - 16237 Ellers Road, Sutton in Craven                                           

    The Closure will be in place for a period of 5 days between 23rd April 2018 and 27th April 2018

    The Road Closure and any associated Diversion Routes can be viewed using this URL link

  4. The next scheduled elections in Craven are due to take place on Thursday 3rd May 2018.

    In total, nine seats on Craven District Council are up for election, as well as all out elections in twenty two parishes*. Elections are scheduled for 3rd May in the following areas:


    District WardParish/Town Council
    Aire Valley with Lothersdale

    Bradleys Both (7 seats)

    Cononley (7 seats)

    Farnhill (7 seats)

    Lothersdale (5 seats)


    Bentham (11 Seats)

    Burton-in-Lonsdale (7 seats)

    Gargrave and Malhamdale

    Coniston Cold (5 seats)

    Gargrave (9 seats)

    Kirkby Malhamdale (9 seats)

    Glusburn Glusburn and Cross Hills (10 seats)
    Hellifield and Long Preston

    Hellifield (7 seats)

    Long Preston (7 seats)

    Ingleton and Clapham

    Austwick (5 seats)

    Clapham-cum-Newby (6 seats)

    Ingleton (10 seats)

    Thornton-in-Lonsdale (5 seats)


    Giggleswick (9 seats)

    Horton-in-Ribblesdale (7 seats)

    Stainforth (5 seats)

    Settle and Ribblebanks

    Langcliffe (7 seats)

    Ribblebanks (5 seats)

    Settle (11 seats)

  5. The fourth edition of the race has been expanded from three to four stages and will take place between 3-6 May 2018. It encompasses all four corners of the county and takes in 169 villages, towns and cities along the way:

    Stage four on the 6th May 2018 will see the riders come through Sutton-in-Craven.

    Starting in Halifax, the riders first head north into undulating terrain, first tackling the Hebden Bridge climb, then on to Goose Eye, Barden Moor and Park Rash.

    After visiting Middleham, the race turns south and tackled the climbs of Greenhow Hill and Otley Chevin. The stage then finishes in Leeds, in the same spot that the 2014 Tour de France Grand Départ kicked off.

    To help ensure the safety of the race and provide maximum opportunities for spectators to watch the race we encourage as many people as possible to leave their cars at home.

    For those who need to drive they should plan ahead, know the route they can take and where they can park responsibly to walk or cycle to their chosen spot to watch the race. 

    To ensure the safety of the race, spectators and residents, parking on the race route is prohibited.

    Spectators are advised to avoid standing on sections of the route that are narrow, have no verge or have walls with a drop behind them.  They should keep to footpaths and protect dry stone walls by not climbing, standing or sitting on them. The use of drones for photography is strictly prohibited. 

    Dogs should be kept on a short lead and the race route kept clear until the last riders and the end of race vehicle have passed.

    The majority of the route will be operating under rolling road closures, which will typically last up to one hour; however, there are some locations on the route which will be subject to longer closures. These closures are to ensure the safety of riders, support teams and spectators, staff and volunteers. Access for emergency services will be maintained at all times and we aim to return everything to normal as soon as possible on the day of the race. An end of race vehicle will follow the race, once this has passed rolling road closures are lifted.  Fixed road closures at starts, finishes and key climbs will remain in place until it is deemed safe to reopen the road. 

     Road closure information and race timings are available at and Alternatively the County Council Customer Service Centre on 01609 780780 can be contacted for more information


  6. Applications are sought from qualified persons who are interested in being considered for co-option to fill a vacancy. 

    To be qualified to stand for co-option persons must be a Commonwealth citizen, or citizen of the Republic of Ireland, or a citizen of another Member State of the European Community and be aged 18 years or over. 

    To qualify for co-option as a Parish Councillor applicants must: - 

    • Be a local government elector for the parish, or
    • Be an occupier (owner or tenant) of land or premises in the parish for the previous twelve months, or
    • Have their place of work in the parish for the previous twelve months, or
    • Have resided within 4.8 kilometres (3 miles) of the parish boundary for the previous twelve months. 

    Please note that under Section 80 of the Local Government Act 1972 a person is disqualified from being elected as a Local Councillor or being a member of a Local Council if he/she:

    • Holds any paid office or employment of the local council (other than the office of Chairman) or a joint committee on which the Council is represented; or
    • Is a person who has been adjudged bankrupt or as made a composition or arrangement with his/her creditors (but see below); or
    • Has within five years before the day of election, or since his/her election, been convicted in the UK, Channel Islands or Isle of Man of any offence and has been sentenced to imprisonment (whether suspended or not) for not less than three months without the option of a fine; or
    • Is otherwise disqualified under Part iii of the representation of the People Act 1983 for corrupt or illegal practices.

    This disqualification for bankruptcy ceases in the following circumstances:-

    • If the bankruptcy is annulled on the grounds that either the person ought not to have been adjudged bankrupt or that his/her debts have been fully discharged;
    • If the person is discharged with a certificate that the bankruptcy was caused by misfortune without misconduct on his/her part;
    • If the person is discharged without such a certificate.

    Please send a brief synopsis about yourself, reason for wishing to be a councillor, previous community/council work, other skills that you can bring to the council career, interests, etc.

     To the reach the Clerk,

    Mrs D Emmott,

    9 North Avenue, Sutton-in-Craven BD20 7NN

    By:  30th April 2018