8 May 2021 website updated - see below for our latest news The Parish Council is made up of seven elected members and employs a Parish Clerk. Parish Councillors are elected every four years. Their role is to represent local people and help provide local amenities and facilities. They have an active interest and concern for their local community and are not paid. The Parish Council liaises with Scarborough Borough Council, North Yorkshire County Council, the North York Moors National Park Authority and Yorkshire Local Councils Associations.
We aim to have an up to date record of meetings, contact details and news items, along with details of activities in our Parish. One of our legal obligations is to share information about our finances & activities as we are subject to public scrutiny.
Coronavirus Pandemic - Restrictions are still in place, so minimise travel, work from home if possible, meet outside & keep your distance
From 12 April some of the rules are changing. Click here to find out what you can and cannot do. Click here for a printable summary poster of Restrictions in England from 12 April.
Dog Ban - Sandsend Beach - 1 May to 30 September
The seasonal dog ban will be in place from 1 May on the area of beach between the steps to the beach opposite the public toilets (Whitby end) and the slipway adjacent to the car park at the bottom of Lythe Bank. Infringement may lead to prosecution by Scarborough Borough Council. Click here to complete a Dog Enforcement Form to report a breach of the local byelaw.
You may have noticed that we now have a seasonal caretaker. Neil is employed full-time by Scarborough Borough Council to look after the villages within the parish. He is doing a great job & already improvements can be seen
Litter Litter Everywhere (& Dog Mess)
Particularly during the Pandemic, our Parish (like the rest of the nation) is experiencing the problems of litter & fly-tipping -
Rubbish in large quantities, often building waste left in 'out the way' locations (known as fly-tipping)
Rubbish thrown out of car windows
Rubbish left in the countryside
Dog Mess left on the beach & footpaths
Dog Mess Bags left in the countryside
Please report any fly-tipping to Scarborough Borough Council by clicking here. Before you report it visually inspect the waste to try & determine what the waste consists of & how much there is. Note its location & whether it is in or near water. If possible take a photo. Do not touch it or disturb the site.
Large Waste Items - Disposal or Collection of
Remember Your Rubbish is Your Responsibility - If you produce more rubbish than can go in your green bin, you are responsible for disposing of it either through a legitimate Waste Carrier or by taking it to Whitby Household Waste Recycling Centre, Cholmley Way, Whitby YO22 4NJ. Registered Waste Carriers are licensed & you should ask for proof (check their credentials). Click here for more information. Click here for the Register of Waste Carriers
Local Plan for Sandsend
Scarborough Borough Council (SBC), in consultation with the local community, has to draw up a plan for the future development of the local area. Local Plans are used to help decide on planning applications and other planning related decisions. As part of the consultation process SBC invited landowners and site promoters to submit parcels of land that would be considered for allocation in the Local Plan for a variety of uses including housing land, employment land, retail, tourism and tree planting. These are speculative submissions, not planning applications. SBC is inviting comments on the initial list of site submissions. There is no formal deadline for these submissions and SBC will continue to receive them. SBC has to complete an assessment of all submissions received and the outcome will feed into a Draft Local Plan consultation in early 2022. Click here to see the initial list of site submissions in Sandsend (& other areas) - Refs. 39/01, 39/02, 39/03 & 39/04. The website will be updated with any additional site submissions. Comments should be submitted by 28 May 2021 Click here if you wish to comment on any of the site submissions received to date, NB you must register first with your email address
Sandsend Trail / Cleveland Way - Temporary Closure
A section of footpath on the Sandsend Trail has been temporarily closed due to land slippage. Diversion notices are in place
Click here to read this new report & its recommendations
North Yorkshire Heat Pump Project Guide
NYCC Heat Pump Project is open to homeowners and tenants living away from the gas network who could get a new fully funded renewable heating system installed in their home, at no cost to themselves. For more information, including eligibility & how to apply click here and here
Coronavirus Pandemic - Current Working Practice
The Parish Council has changed the way it will operate during the current restrictions. These changes will be reviewed regularly, so please check this site for updates. Click here to see how we are dealing with day-to-day business & refer to the Meetings section on this website. The council held its first video linked meeting on Monday 6 April 2020 & will continue to do so until further notice.
Keeping Safe and Well at Home
Click here to request a free Safe & Well Visit (fire safety advice) with North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service
The Parish Council is considering the installation of memorial benches on the grass verges of East Row Beck. If you are interested in sponsoring a bench please contact our Parish Clerk. Click here to see the official notice. NB This project is currently on hold until the Lockdown is lifted.
Traditional Road Signs in the Parish
Contact our Clerk
Judy Clark Lythe Parish Council c/o Cliff View East Row Sandsend Whitby YO21 3SU
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