January 2012

Hessay Parish Council Website

The Parish Council has launched its website www.hessay.org.

The website includes these newsletters, details for future parish council meetings and full records of past meetings. There is a page with local planning information. Contact details for the clerk and parish councillors and all the information required to contact the council and subscribe to the newsletter are also included.

We would be pleased to receive any of your photos of Hessay that you think might be incorporated in the site to cheer up all the text!

Environmental projects

Following a tree survey the Parish Council has been advised that one of the larger willows at Willow Garth, the newly fenced area opposite the Pond, needs to be removed. A tree surgeon has been contracted to take the tree down.

Oil buying co-operatives

In the Autumn issue of Country Air there was an article about oil buying co-operatives which some rural communities have set up to reduce their fuel bills. A copy of the article is posted on the Parish Notice Board or you can read it online at:


Rural Action Yorkshire has helped a number of communities set up schemes and contact details are included in the article if anyone is interested in finding out more.

Poppleton Park & Ride Public Consultation

The Park & Ride proposed for the site just before the Garden Centre at Poppleton will also involve changes to the junction of the A59 with the A1237 York Ring Road. The Parish Council understands that there will be a Public Consultation on the proposed changes to the roundabout, as part of the next Ward Committee meeting, at 6.30pm on the 8th February 2012, at Howell Hall, School Lane, Copmanthorpe. Residents are all welcome at the meeting.

Feedback or suggestions?

Any feedback or suggestions for current and future parish initiatives are very welcome. Speak to one of the councillors, or send us an e-mail: hessayparishcouncil@gmail.com.

Dates for your diary

Rural West Ward Committee Meeting Wednesday 8th February at 6.30pm Howell Hall, School Lane, Copmanthorpe YO23 3SQ.

The next Parish Council meeting will be on Wednesday 14th March at 7.30pm in the Methodist Chapel School Room.