Annual Report

You can read the Mayor's Annual Report here

 

Services

You can ask about any town council service or other matter in the town library any time it is open.

Contractors

From time to time the council seeks tenders from local contractors for a variety of projects.  None right now - keep looking.

Grants

The council can make grants for projects that benefit the town.  More details...

Fix My Street

Quite a few problems can be reported through Fix My Street - a web site with links to Ryedale and North Yorskhire Councils.

The Moorsider

The Moorsider is the town newsletter and is published about four times a year.  A copy is delivered to every household in Kirkbymoorside.  You can download a copy of the latest edition here.

Previous editions are listed below:

December 2012

February 2013

July 2013

December 2013

April 2014

November 2014

March 2015

June 2015

November 2015

March 2016

 

The Moorside Room

 

The Moorside Room @ 9 Church Street, Kirkbymoorside, YO62 6AZ is available for hire. The space is ideal for exhibitions, meetings, children's parties, exercise classes, fund raising events  and is the venue for the Kirkbymoorside Musical Memories sessions.

Click Here for a Booking Form

HIRE CHARGES

Commercial bookings @ £10 per hour

A 30% discount is available to Local Community Groups and Charities @ £7 per hour

Rates may be negotiated for block bookings and certain events such as exhibitions at the discretion of the Town Clerk.

 

 

Manor Vale

Manor Vale is extensively used by the local community for quiet recreation and has open public access. It is located at the northern edge of the town, and is owned and managed by Kirkbymoorside Town Council. Read more about it here.

Powers and Duties

Local Councils have a wide range of powers and duties. The following table sets out the main ones; it is not a complete list of every single power and duty.

 

Function

 

Powers & Duties

Statutory Provisions

 

 

 

Allotments

Duty to provide allotments.

Power to improve and adapt land for allotments, and to let grazing rights

Small Holding & Allotments Act 1908, ss. 23, 26, and 42

 

 

 

Baths and washhouses

Power to provide public baths and washhouses

Public Health Act 1936, ss. 221, 222, 223 and 227

 

 

 

Burial grounds, cemeteries and crematoria

Power to acquire and maintain

Power to provide

Power to agree to maintain monuments and memorials

Power to contribute towards expenses of cemeteries

Open Spaces Act 1906, Ss 9 and 10; Local Government Act 1972, s. 214; Parish Councils and Burial Authorities (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1970, s. 1

Local Government Act 1972, s. 214(6)

 

 

 

Bus shelters

Power to provide and maintain shelters

Local Government (Miscellaneous Provision) Act 1953, s. 4

Bye-laws

Power to make bye-laws in regard to pleasure grounds

Cycle parks

Baths and washhouses

Open spaces and burial grounds

Mortuaries and post-mortem rooms

Public Health Act 1875, s. 164

Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, s.57(7)

Public Health Act 1936, s.223

Open Spaces Act 1906, s.15

Public Health Act 1936, s.198

 

 

 

Clocks

Power to provide public clocks

Parish Councils Act 1957, s.2

 

 

 

Closed churchyards

Powers as to maintenance

Local Government Act 1972, s.215

 

 

 

Common pastures

Powers in relation to providing common pasture

Smallholdings and Allotments Act 1908, s.34

 

 

 

Conference facilities

Power to provide and encourage the use of facilities

Local Government Act 1972, s.144

 

 

 

Community centres

Power to provide and equip buildings for use of clubs having athletic, social or recreational objectives

Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976 s.19

 

 

 

Crime prevention

Powers to install and maintain equipment and establish and maintain a scheme for detection or prevention of crime

Local Government and Rating Act 1997, s.31

 

Power to contribute to police services e.g. PCSOs

Police Act 1996, s.92

 

Duty on Parish Councils to consider crime reduction in every policy and action

s17 Crime and Disorder Act 1998 (as amended)

 

 

 

Drainage

Power to deal with ponds and ditches

Public Health Act 1936, s.260

 

 

 

Dogs

Power to make a Dog Control Order

Power to take enforcement action against those who commit an offence against a Dog Control Order

Cleaner Neighbourhoods and Environment Act 2005

 

 

 

Entertainment and the arts

Provision of entertainment and support of the arts

Local Government Act 1972, s.145

 

 

 

Flyposting and Graffiti

Power to take enforcement action against those that flypost or graffiti

Cleaner Neighbourhoods and Environment Act 2005

 

 

 

Gifts

Power to accept

Local Government Act 1972, s.139

 

 

 

Highways

Power to maintain footpaths and bridle-ways

Power to light roads and public places

Provision of litter bins

Powers to provide parking places for bicycles and motor-cycles, and other vehicles

Power to enter into agreement as to dedication and widening

Power to provide roadside seats and shelters

 

Consent of parish council required for ending maintenance of highway at public expense, or for stopping up or diversion of highway

Power to complain to highway authority as to unlawful stopping up or obstruction of highway or unlawful encroachment on roadside wastes

Power to provide traffic signs and other objects or devices warning of danger

Power to plant trees and lay out grass verges etc. and to maintain them

Highways Act 1980, ss.43,50

Parish Councils Act 1957, s.3;

Highways Act 1980, s.301

 

Litter Act 1983, ss.5,6

Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, ss.57,63

Highways Act 1980, ss.30,72

Parish Councils Act 1957, s.1

Highways Act 1980, ss.47,116

Highways Act 1980, s.130

Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, s.72

Highways Act 1980, s.96

 

 

 

Investments

Power to participate in schemes of collective investment

Trustee Investments Act 1961, s.11

 

 

 

Land

Power to acquire by agreement, to appropriate, to dispose of

Power to accept gifts of land

Local Government Act 1972, ss.124, 126, 127

Local Government Act 1972, s.139

 

 

 

Litter

Provision of receptacles

Power to take enforcement action against those that litter

Litter Act 1983, ss.5,6

Cleaner Neighbourhoods and Environment Act 2005

 

 

 

Lotteries

Powers to promote

Lotteries and Amusements Act 1976, s.7

 

 

 

Mortuaries and post mortem rooms

Powers to provide mortuaries and post mortem rooms

Public Health Act 1936, s.198

 

 

 

Open spaces

Power to acquire land and maintain

Public Health Act 1875, s.164 Open Spaces Act 1906, ss.9 and 10

 

 

 

Parish documents

Powers to direct as to their custody

Local Government Act 1972, s.226

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

Public buildings and village hall

Power to provide buildings for public meetings and assemblies

Local Government Act 1972, s.133

 

 

 

 

 

 

Public conveniences

Power to provide

Public Health Act 1936, s.87

 

 

 

Sustainable communities

Able to be represented on a panel of representatives to be consulted on proposals that would contribute to sustainable communities

Sustainable Communities Act 2007

 

 

 

Town and country planning

Right to be notified of planning applications

Town and Country Planning Act 1990, Sched.1, para. 8

 

 

 

Tourism

Power to encourage visitors and provide conference and other facilities

Local Government Act 1972, s.144

 

 

 

Traffic calming

Powers to contribute financially to traffic calming schemes

Highways Act 1980, s.274A

 

 

 

Transport

Powers in relation to car-sharing schemes, taxi fare concessions and information about transport

Powers to make grants for bus services

Local Government and Rating Act 1997, s.26, 28 and 29

Transport Act 1985, s.106A

 

 

 

War memorials

Power to maintain, repair, protect and alter war memorials

War Memorials (Local Authorities' Powers) Act 1923, s.1; as extended by Local Government Act 1948, s.133

Water supply

Power to utilise well, spring or stream and to provide facilities for obtaining water from them

Public Health Act 1936, s.125

 

 

 

Well-Being

Power to well-being of the area (for eligible councils)

s2 and 4 of the Local Government Act 2000

Town Council Office

Church House

7 High Market Place
Kirkbymoorside
York YO62 6AT
Tel: 01751 432217

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Please be aware that the office is closed on Mondays and Fridays. The Town Clerk is available in the library on Wednesdays between 12 and 2pm.

Meetings

The full council normally meets on the third Monday of each month except August.  Meetings start at 7.30 pm in Church House, High Market Place, Kirkbymoorside.  For committee meetings or to check on council meetings, please refer to our calendar.

Town History

Kirkbymoorside has a long and interesting history.  The local history group has built a collection of documents and items and has created a body of writing about the town's past.  You can find a summary here, or look out for exhibitions by the group.