Police are appealing for witnesses to a fail-to-stop collision involving a car and a pedestrian in Richmond Market Place in the early hours of New Year’s Day.
They say: At about 1.30am on 1 January 2017, a 20-year-old woman was walking across the Market Place on the cobbles when a car collided with her at low speed. She was knocked to the ground, although she was not seriously injured.
The vehicle involved is believed to have been a white, 66-plate BMW. It is believed to have left the Market Place down King Street, passed Wetherspoons and turned right onto Dundas Street.
Police are appealing for anyone with information about the collision, or who can identify the vehicle, to contact them. Please call 101, select option 2 and ask for PC 1707 Alan Fenney or quote reference number 12170000289.
Richmondshire District Council chiefs have welcomed today’s announcement that a multi million pound retail and leisure development at Scotch Corner has been given the go ahead.
Council leader, Councillor Yvonne Peacock said the authority is delighted that the plans for Scotch Corner Designer Outlet have received government approval.
“Today’s decision is wonderful news for Richmondshire – and the economy of our area.
“It will not only create up to 700 jobs – both in the development of the site but also in the new outlets opened there – but it will bring people from far and wide to visit our district. The knock on effect for the area will be immense and we are very excited to see work on the scheme begin.”
The decision announced today comes after a planning inquiry into two possible schemes – one for 84 retail and eight food and drink units and a second for 70 retail outlets. Each includes the associated parking and landscaping.
The district council had approved both schemes but they were ‘called in’ for the inquiry by the Secretary of State after concerns on the size and scale of the proposals – and the effects on the economy of neighbouring towns.
The site applicant says the new centre will house ‘upscale fashion and personal, household and leisure goods retailers’ filling a gap in the market in the north of England. It will be sited close to the upgraded A1.
Being offered “two free staples with every issue” is back in town.
After being silenced for calling out jokes, Big Issue seller Bryan Whitling has been given permission to carry on despite a handful of complaints from locals.
He contacted the Richmond Noticeboard to explain:
The manager from big issue called into town today to hear for herself how loud my shouting was and was told that I can carry on. I would like to thank you all for all your nice comments and thank big issue for all there support in letting me have the chance to make an income
Richmond’s Millgate House bed and breakfast has been picked as The Independent’s ‘cool place of the day’ and praised for its “lavish, theatrical elegance sitting above a magical, sheltered walled garden.”
And the town gets favourable mention too:
And Richmond? It’s a lovely small town with a ruined Norman castle and a large cobbled marketplace and is within reach of some of North Yorkshire’s most stunning countryside. Trust us, you won’t want to leave.
You can read the full article here.
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Simon Young (Conservative) was elected to fill the vacancy in the Catterick ward on Richmondshire District Council yesterday and polled 308 votes
He beat Jill McMullon (Independents) who polled 203 votes. There was just a 27.83% turnout.
The election was prompted by the death of Derek Sankey.
The school is one of the those ‘being incited’ to become an academy school according to local councillor Stuart Parsons.
The west ward councillor told members of Richmondshire Council’s corporate board that, even though head teachers were keeping quiet, they were under pressure to change from local authority control to the government’s favoured Academy status.
Academies don’t have to follow the national curriculum and can set their own term times. They still have to follow the same rules on admissions, special educational needs and exclusions as other state schools.
Academies get money direct from the government, not the local council and they’re run by an academy trust which employs the staff.
You can see the video clip of this point from the meeting here.
The controversial increased charge for green bin collections is now due. Householders will be asked to stump up £20 for this year’s collections with bills being sent out now.
In a press release, Richmondshire District Council said more than 40% of the district’s households – around 10,000 homes – currently take part in the District Council run scheme.
Subscription renewals for next year’s collections – which run from April 1, 2016 to March 31, 2017 – are now due. It costs £20 a year for the fortnightly collection of one green wheelie bin with additional bins costing £12 a year.
Current subscribers will soon receive a letter explaining how to renew on line – they should use their unique reference number contained in the letter. New subscribers should call the council on 01748 828777 to obtain their reference number and to make a payment.
Households can join the scheme at any time during the year. Help with making on line payments is available in partnership with the Citizens Advice Bureau at Mercury House in Richmond on February 10, 17 and 24 from 10am until 2pm – as well as at their regular Tuesday surgeries at the council headquarters from 10am until noon.
Collections of garden waste take place every fortnight but are suspended during the winter months of December, January and February apart from one collection to remove Christmas trees in January. People not using the scheme are asked to compost their garden waste or take it to a household waste recycling centre. For further information about the scheme visit www.richmondshire.gov.uk.
The decision to increase the green bin collection charge sparked anger in the council chamber late last year and even resulted in a challenge to the validity of the processes involved.
- Will you be signing up for the service this year? Have your say in the comments below.