Grass cutting

As you may be aware, NYCC only cut the grass in the village where visibility could impact on road users. Other areas of grass are cut by a contractor arranged by the Parish Council and funds for this grass cutting come from the Precept. We would like to encourage residents, who feel able, to look after any grassed area close to their properties. This could help bring the cost down freeing funds for other projects in the village. If you have any comments please send them to

Suspects arrested for theft of Quad Bike

  • Date: 16/11/2017
  • Time: 9:20am
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  • Subject: Cross border quad bike theft suspects arrested
Three men have been arrested after being pursued by police on a stolen quad bike and car. At about 1am on Wednesday 15 November, an officer from North Yorkshire Police’s Roads Policing Group on patrol in Kildwick, near Skipton, spotted a quad bike being driven in suspicious circumstances. It was being followed closely behind by a VW Golf. Both vehicles were pursued by the officer along the A629 dual carriageway towards Steeton, West Yorkshire. The driver of the quad then drove the wrong way down the Kildwick to Steeton carriageway with its lights switched off before the officer lost sight of it. Officers deployed from West Yorkshire Police’s Roads Policing Unit located the quad and VW Gold leading to the quad being abandoned in Lorne Street, Holmewood, Bradford. The car was stopped in Broadstone Way, Dudley Hill, Bradford. A 34-year-old man from Gildersome, a 19-year-old man from Bradford, and a 21-year-old man from Bradford were arrested on suspicion of theft. All three remain in police custody for questioning. The quad bike is believed to have been stolen from Skipton and was recovered by police. North Yorkshire Police’s Rural Taskforce have been raising awareness of the importance of quad bike security in recent months, particularly in the Craven area. A spokesperson for North Yorkshire Police said: bNorth Yorkshire is a very safe place, but unfortunately we know that criminals travel into our county targeting isolated areas. High-profile operations and ongoing work by the Rural Taskforce is helping make Craven a no-go area for cross-border criminals b but we need residents’ assistance to make it even safer. bI am urging anyone who owns a Land Rover or a quad bike b and particularly if they live in a rural area b to take extra steps to ensure their vehicles are left safe and secure. It’s much better to spend a bit of time and money now on better security than to go through the inconvenience and upset of having your vehicle stolen. Members of the public act as our eyes and ears in rural areas, and so if you are aware of any suspicious activity, don’t hesitate to contact us, and we will take action.b Owners of quad bikes and Land Rovers are being asked to follow this crime prevention advice:
b”Always leave your vehicle locked and alarmed if possible
b”Consider fitting an after-market approved immobiliser
b”Park in a locked garage or other secure area if you have one, or in a well-lit open space if not
b”Never leave the vehicle’s keys in the ignition, in the same outbuilding as the vehicle, or near your front door inside your home
b”Be vigilant when using your vehicle for anyone taking an interest in it
b”Consider fitting a transponder-based security marking system and tracker device b”Have the vehicle’s windows etched with the vehicle identification number
If you are aware of any suspicious activity, contact North Yorkshire Police on 101 or 999 in an emergency.

Road Safety issue update

Since theB visit and public meeting, North Yorkshire Highways have agreed the following actions:
Dangerous pedestrian access across A629 nearB Ings Lane junction-B
NYCC HighwaysB agreedB to:

  • carry out a preliminary design and cost estimate forB aB traffic / pedestrian island by 31st December 2017. There is no financial provision available for this but an estimate of costs may assist us apply for grants and other finance.
  • remove the existing cattle signs and flasher warning lights andB replaceB these with bpedestrians crossingbB warning signs.
  • replace the directional sign bBradleybB opposite Ings Lane junction with a larger, more prominent sign.

Skipton RoadB b from Snaygill to Bradley Village
NYCC HighwaysB agreedB to install:

  • bPedestrians in road aheadb signs with ‘B No footpath for B> mileb plates toB be installed at both the Bradley and Skipton ends of this section of road.

Inconsistent Double white lining on A629 from Ings Lane junction toB
The double white bno-overtakingb lines on the A629 stop before a blind summit of road between Ings Lane and Skipton Forge – B potential for fatal accidents is high due to risk of vehicles overtaking on the blind summit
NYCC HighwaysB agreedB to extend the double white bno overtakingb lines on the small summit on the A629 between Bradley and Cononley.
A number of other requests regarding roadB safety issues on the A629, Skipton Road and Ings Lane are still being researched and considered.
Bradleys Both Parish Council