Bradley News


Bradleys Both Parish Council is publishing a newsletter for the village. The initial Bradley News is now available in the Village Shop, Village Hall and The Slaters Arms.

You can also download a copy here.

Bradley News

This first issue is a taster with useful information. Ongoing we hope to include news of the village groups, items of interest from the Parish Council and other matters that are important to residents. If you would like to deliver copies to the houses in your road, please let us know by ringing 07505 142383 or emailing

It is hoped to eventually get copies to everyone in the Low and High Bradley, but we will need help with distribution to those who are not on the internet.

Footpath Volunteers Required

We’re looking for people to help with footpaths in and around Bradley, if you are interested please sign up using the following form First meeting scheduled for November.

We’ll look to cover the following areas…issue identification, vegetation removal, way marking and minor repairs.

If you are interested please sign up! 🙂

Alternatively please talk to Councillor Steven Wood.

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;
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:

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–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