Co-mingling of recyclables to go ahead in April

Waste paper, glass and cans will be collected in the same bin after changes to collections were given the go ahead by Craven councillors. Following the recommendation of the Policy Committee last month, the ‘co-mingling’ of recyclable waste has been rubber stamped by the full council and will go ahead in April.

Councillors at the meeting of the full council welcomed the move, which they said had been warmly received by most residents. Only a few people had raised concerns about the ability of the blue bins to take the additional waste, but councillors were told moving to fortnightly collections should be adequate, but could be revisited, if needed.

Community Speed Watch Request

Following concerns of speeding in the village, the Parish Council arranged monitoring of traffic on Lidget Road. The outcome suggested that traffic was well within the 30mph speed limit, however, it was thought by some that the monitoring equipment was placed at the wrong end of Lidget Road.

Whilst we are investigating the possibility of making the speed limit 20mph throughout the village, we are now looking for volunteers to take part in a Community Speed Watch, probably in the area at the top of Lidget Road, near the Village Hall. The site has to be pre-approved and anyone taking part will be fully trained on the equipment and what is required to be recorded. The presence of a team and equipment in itself can also act as a deterrent and encourage road users to take more care in the area.

If you would like to take part in a Community Speed Watch please get in touch at

Parish Greening

The Government have set a target of 11 million extra trees to be planted in the United Kingdom. This recognises the considerable deficiency in the tree numbers across the land compared to other countries in Europe but more particularly the contribution to the management of global warming and greenhouse gases trees make. Further, in these times of unpredictable weather, trees make a positive impact on the permeability of the soil helping to mop up excess water.

Yorkshire has fewer trees than almost any county in the country, by a big margin. This has been recognised by the work such bodies as the Woodland Trust and Yorkshire’s National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty Authorities who have been focussing on replenishing tree numbers across the County for some years. The Parish Council wish to gather views from you about any approach or position our Parish could take to make a positive contribution to the greening of our environment.

If you would like to comment please contact the Clerk on

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