Essential Road Works at the Swing Bridge

North Yorkshire County Council will be undertaking essential resurfacing work at Bradley Canal Swing Bridge. The work will be carried out from 19th – 21st August
During this time, the bridge will be swung open for the majority of the work. There will be no access to the bridge. A signed diversion route will be in place.
For further information including diversion information and to sign up for alerts please go to;
http://www.northyorks.gov.uk/article/30550/Public-notices
North Yorkshire County Council apologise for any disruption these works may cause and would request your cooperation to help ensure an efficiently and safely executed project.

The Greening of Bradley

The greening of Bradley project continues with further flowering cherry trees planted. Thanks to cllr Andy Brown, and the generosity of Twin Locks Nursery we have continued to plant this year. As last year was very dry it’s thanks to John and Fran Lofthouse that last year’s planting survived. The photo below shows the first planting in full blossom. It is intended to plant more in the future.

Damage to Sports Pavilion

In recent weeks there has been damage to the Sports Pavilion, the drain at the back has been blocked with various items, an edging cap has been removed from the gable end and panels removed from the toilet block roof. It is unclear who is responsible though sometimes groups of children gather in the area. This may be thought of as a victimless crime but we are all paying for the repairs through our Council Tax precept.
If you see anyone causing damage in or around the Pavilion/Play ground area, please report it to the Police by ringing 101 or report it online at: https://northyorkshire.police.uk/do-it-online/report-it/
 

Council tax refund scam

The below has received from the National Trading Standards Scam Team:
Fraud police receive 100+ reports of new council tax scam – what to look out for
13th March 2019
Criminals are trying to trick victims into handing over their financial details by claiming they’re owed a council tax refund – here’s what to watch out for.
Action Fraud, the national fraud and cyber crime reporting centre, says there has been over 100 reports from people getting an email which claims to come from the ‘Council Tax & Payroll Service’
This scam has been highlighted on moneysavingexpert.com
https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/news/2019/03/police-receive-100–report-of-new-council-tax-scam—what-to-loo/?mc_cid=a8d1d1f2fe&mc_eid=9927ad5889
At the time when council tax bills for the coming year are being distributed, please be aware of this scam

New traffic islands on the A629

Following concerns of crossing the A629 at the junction with Ings Lane which were highlighted in the consultation for the Neighbourhood Plan and a public meeting held in October 2017, Bradleys Both Parish Council has been working with the local authority to improve the situation, especially for pedestrians trying to access the bus stops.
We are pleased to announce that work is due to start in March 2019 to install one traffic island and a pedestrian island at the junction of the A629/Ings Lane. Funding the work, which will cost £15,000, has been raised jointly by Bradleys Both Parish Council, North Yorkshire County Council and the Police, Fire & Crime Commissioners Office.
Most of the work will be carried out overnight and is expected to be finished by 31st March 2019.
Bradleys Both Parish Council would like to thank North Yorkshire County Council, the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner’s Office and especially District Cllr Patrick Mulligan and Ward Cllr Andy Brown for their contributions to this important safety issue.