Parking in the village
The Parish Council is aware of parking issues in the village, in particular at certain times of day.
Parking is important in relation to the school, post office, doctor's surgery, and venues including the community centre and the church. At times, parking can become such an issue that significant inconvenience is caused to residents, including access issues.
There are also health and safety issues associated with inconsiderate parking.
The Parish Council is currently in the process of assessing options for adding additional parking areas within the village and welcomes suggestions from our community. Parking is a complex issue to tackle.
The Parish Council has a specific sub-group taking responsibility for the maintenance and improvement of footpaths around the village.
Recently, we arranged for the resurfacing of the footpath joining Church Lane and Old Vicarage Lane (adjacent to the Community Centre).
Further improvements are being made to the footpath which runs behind the school, joining Old Vicarage Lane and Betteras Hill Road.
We welcome suggestions and/or reports of poor footpath maintenance.
The issue of road safety is a primary concern of the Parish Council, and we appreciate how important this is for residents of the village.
The A63 (running through the centre of our village) is a difficult road to make improvements to. The curved nature of the road makes it very difficult to get approval for a pedestrian crossing. Further, the road is on the main route between Selby and the A1(M), which makes it a relatively busy road and one that is frequented by heavy goods vehicles.
The Parish Council was involved in the installation on Vehicle Activated Signs (VAS) in the village, intended to quell speeding issues. A report based on data from the VAS has been compiled and published. Feedback and thoughts are welcome.
In November 2021, the Parish Council voted to support the '20s Plenty' campaign, and have written to North Yorkshire Country Council to express support for this campaign.
We continue to work with North Yorkshire County Council on the issue of road safety.
The Parish Council has a specific sub-group taking responsibility for capital projects.
In October 2021, we agreed to use some capital to support a grant application from Monk Fryston United Football Club, to purchase new floodlights and drainage improvements. Full details can be found in the minutes of our October 2021 meeting.
Over the coming months, this group will continue to meet and assess the potential for investment in a range of projects to benefit the Monk Fryston community, potentially including the installation of new facilities/amenities, and possible further grants to local associations/clubs.
We welcome comments and suggestions.