Calling all skate park users. Check out the new ramp and give us some feedback please. We have taken the old pyramid and added a flat central surface, we have also removed the old skaterlite surface and added a new galvanised perforated steel surface. Do you like it? Does it ride ok? Please let us know by emailing Tim at email@example.com. We want to upgrade all the park in this way. What would you like to see? Would you like anything adding? We are conscious that we would like to improve the circulation of the park so think about how we could achieve that? Would you like to see the big half pipe removed at that area redeveloped? This is a chance to have your say and give us your feedback. Parents and friends of skate park users, please give them a nudge and ask them to feedback. Thank you.
Saturday saw a packed house down at Ryedale Community Leisure Centre (Bowling Club) for the 71st Norton Senior Citizens Over 65’s New Year Party run by the Town Council. The main meal and desserts were excellent, thanks to the bowling club staff for catering so well. Entertainment was provided by Four Quarters as well as singalong and Dance Expresssion dance troupe and singers were first rate. We hope that the seniors really enjoyed themselves and from the feedback we have recieved so far a good time was had by many.
Proposed Malton and Norton Neighbourhood Plan nears completion
Development work is nearing completion on the proposed Neighbourhood Plan for Malton and Norton, which both town councils first started to prepare in 2011. The work has been stepped up by Malton and Norton town councils over the last two years and the Plan is now approaching the pre-submission stage. The town councils are now asking for informal input on a number of outstanding policy option issues and intended site designations, covering the proposed future housing mix for the towns, the future of Wentworth Street Car Park, and the possible pedestrianisation of Malton town centre. Some 20 sites across the two towns are also now the subject of an informal consultation process which is about to start. The full draft Neighbourhood Plan is expected to be presented for public consultation by the middle of 2019.
Speaking about the preparation of the plan, David Lloyd-Williams, chair of the joint councils’ steering group, said: “The whole point of a Neighbourhood Plan is that it’s community-led. It’s been a long time in the making, but we’re now approaching the final stages of its development. Over the past two years, it’s had extensive input from a number of community-based focus groups, and a professional firm with wide experience of delivering successful neighbourhood plans was commissioned to provide expert advice and to draft the actual document.”
What is a Neighbourhood Plan?
Neighbourhood Plans were introduced by the Government under the Localism Act of 2011. They are an important and powerful tool that gives communities such as Malton and Norton, through their town councils, statutory powers to help with their development, including:
Building on work begun by the town councils as far back as 2011, a new steering group was created during 2017 which included representatives from the whole community of Malton and Norton.
“A number of separate focus groups also met on many occasions to consider the details of what should be included. These focus groups included residents, businesses, community groups, schools and churches – to find out what was important to us where we live, what we’d like to improve, and what our vision is for the local area”, said Lloyd-Williams.
An essential part of the process was also the need to gather evidence to back up the ideas that the community wants to see. Using this feedback and evidence, grant funding was secured to engage a specialist for technical support and to provide professional advice to help write the planning policies that will make the vision of the community a reality.
The Neighbourhood Plan, which will comply with the framework of the Ryedale Local Plan, will consider;
In order to finalise the draft plan, the town councils are asking for informal input from Malton and Norton residents on a number of outstanding policy option issues.
The consultation will run from Friday 25th January 2019 until Friday 15th February 2019.
The policy options cover three key topics as follows:
A link to the questionnaire can be found here:
The responses given will be carefully assessed to ensure that the Neighbourhood Plan best fits the views that have been expressed. Following this, the Pre-Submission Plan will be finalised and it will then be subject to a statutory six week consultation period.
Responses can be made by post or by e-mail to the addresses below, by posting back to us, or completing a form at one of the following scheduled community drop-in events to be held over the 3 week consultation period:-
If you have any questions, please either e-mail us at the above address or ring us during normal office hours, Malton Town Council 01653 228699 firstname.lastname@example.org, or Norton Town Council 01653 695348 email@example.com
The final Neighbourhood Plan, amended as necessary, will then be submitted to Ryedale District Council to organise an independent examination to ensure that it has been prepared correctly.
Following a referendum of all electoral role voters within the neighbourhood area, and assuming this is successful, Ryedale District Council will have a legal obligation to apply the policies when making future planning decisions. It is intended that the Plan will come into force in late 2020.
Norton Senior Citizens, Over 65’s, are invited to the 71st New Year Party, to be held at Ryedale Community Leisure Centre (Bowls Club), Scarborough Road, Norton, on Saturday 26th January at 3.30pm. Admission by ticket only, available to Norton on Derwent Residents, collect from Norton Council Chamber, 84b Commerical Street. Tickets available for collection Thurs 10th, Fri 11th to 1pm and Monday 14th to 5pm.
Following on from the success of the inaugral event last year, Norton is pround to once again incoroprate the Santa Fun Run as part of the Christmas Light Switch on, in support of RSF. The fun will start at 2pm on Sunday 2nd December with races at 3.00pm, 3.30pm, 3.45pm and 4.00pm with the light switch on at 4.30pm. We are looking forward to this being hosted again by Minster FM and special guest Ryan Swain. There will be street stalls, hot food by Fletchers of Norton beverages and cakes by Next Steps and the Norton Community Library – North Yorks will have a host of stalls inside the building, including a face painter. LMS Events & Entertainments will be here again with their wind up horses and new for this year, crazy golf. There will be a funfair in the grounds of the library Marshall Waddington’s Funfairs. Entry details on the attached poster. You won’t want to miss it, see you all there, please like and share. Special thanks too to supporters The Smile Rooms Dental Practice, The Handy Mag and Yorkshire Building Society, Malton.
The next Malton & Norton Community & Police (CAP) meeting is to be held on Thursday 1st November, 7pm, at Community House, Wentworth Street, Malton (Wentworth Street Car Park Entrance). All welcome to attend and have a say on local policing and community issues.
NORTON ON DERWENT TOWN COUNCIL
GRANTS TO VOLUNTARY ORGANISATIONS
Voluntary organisations providing a service or facilities in the interests of the inhabitants of Norton-on-Derwent and wishing to be considered for grant aid in the year ending 31 March 2019 should apply in writing or email and enclose a copy of the accounts and balance sheet for their last financial year to the address below by Tuesday 11th September 2018:
Norton-on-Derwent Town Council
The Old Courthouse,
84B Commercial Street,
Notice is hereby given that the
ANNUAL TOWN MEETING
NORTON ON DERWENT TOWN COUNCIL
will be held on Monday 21st May at 6.30pm
Members of the Public are welcome to attend.
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Frack Free United together with local fracking groups have organised a series of meetings to raise awareness of the potential of fracking coming closer to home. Please note the meeting dates. The Malton / Norton meeting is being held at Norton St Peters Church House on Friday 9th February at 7pm.