Precept consultation

I am asking North Yorkshire residents how much they are willing to pay in their council tax bill for North Yorkshire Police and North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service.

The survey began on 15 January and is open until midnight on 28 January 2020.

The survey can be completed online at

I’d be extremely grateful if you could help promote the online survey on your website / blog, public notice boards, at your public meetings and when you are engaging with your communities. If you use social media, please look out for #TellJulia and and please re-tweet and share.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Thank you very much for your support.

Kind regards

Julia Mulligan
North Yorkshire Police Fire and Crime Commissioner

Parish Council Vacancy

Following Simon Cooper’s resignation as a Parish Councillor, the vacancy will be advertised. Unless an election is called, a candidate can be appointed by the parish council. Further information is available from the clerk to the Parish Council at



The next bulk order for heating oil will close on Friday 21st February 2020. Those who are already members of the buying group will receive an email closer to the date with an invitation to place an order for delivery during the following 2 weeks. Anyone wishing to join the group should email asking for details on how to join.

Village Parking Problems

Pavement Parking has been a problem in the village for some time.

Causing an obstruction on the pavement can make it impossible for invalid vehicles, pushchairs and children walking to and from school to avoid having to walk on the road. It has recently been reported that tickets have been issued for vehicles obstructing the pavement in Great Smeaton, a situation which could also arise in Appleton Wiske.

Please avoid parking vehicles on the pavement and allow pedestrians and others to pass easily and potentially avoid having to pay a fine for having created a problem for other residents.