View the petitions we have received and our responses.

2019

Establishment of the transport needs of the people in the communities of Brafferton, Helperby, Tholthorpe, Flawith, Myton and Aldwark.

Received: 3 June 2019

Signatories: 129

Response: The concerns have been noted by business and environmental services and they will respond directly to the petitioner.

Petition for a replacement bus service for Reliance bus service 29: Brafferton – Helperby – Tholthorpe – Flawith – Myton - Aldwark to/from York. 

Received: 7 May 2019

Signatories: 13

Response: The concerns have been noted by business and environmental services and they will respond directly to the petitioner.

Petition against a proposal to close Clapham Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School from 31 August 2019. 

Received: 4 April 2019

Signatories: 214

Response: The petition has been referred to the Council’s department for Children and Young People to consider as part of the overall consultation process on the proposal to close Clapham Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School from 31 August 2019.

Petition for a residents parking only scheme to be introduced in the area of Occupation Lane (the lane to the left side of the pub) to the Fountaine Hospital, on both sides of the road alongside the Green in Linton-in-Craven.

Received: 3 April 2019

Signatories: Four

Response: The concerns have been noted by business and environmental services and they will respond directly to the petitioner.

Petition to introduce a 20mph speed limit in Low Moorgate, Rillington, Malton.

Received: 25 March 2019

Signatories: 57

Response: The Highways and Transportation Area 4 Office has responded directly to the petitioner.

Petition for the eligibility of house holders in the area of Briggate, Knaresborough to apply for residential parking permits to the North of the River Nidd - (B6163 to the north of the River Nidd - HG5 8BH / HG5 8BQ).

Received: 25 January 2019

Signatories: 12

Response: The concerns have been noted by business and environmental services and they will respond directly to the petitioner.

Petition for lowering the speed limit on Newall Car Rd, Newall with Clifton.

Received: 23 January 2019

Signatories: 150

Response: The Highways & Transportation, Area 6 Office will respond directly to the petitioner.

‘Save North Yorkshire's Pupil Referral Service’ - request that North Yorkshire County Council reconsider proposed changes to funding for Pupil Referral Services in the county.

Received: 15 January 2019

Signatories: approximately 5,000

Response: The petition was considered by the Harrogate and Knaresborough area constituency committee at their meeting on 21 March 2019. It was agreed that the petition Save North Yorkshire’s Pupil Referral Service be noted, together with the consideration which has previously been given to the petitioners’ concerns at the meetings of the County Council’s Young People Overview and Scrutiny Committee on 7 December 2018, the County Council’s Executive on 15 January 2019, and by the full County Council on 20 February 2019. 

‘Save Nidd Gorge and Nidderdale Greenway’

Received: 15 January 2019

Signatories: 4,588

Response: This petition was originally presented to the business and environmental services corporate director and executive members on 15 December 2017. Due to the number of signatures in the petition, it was also presented and debated at the meeting of the county area committee for the Harrogate district held on 15 March 2018. The petition that was submitted on 15 January 2019 is the same petition, albeit with an increased number of signatories, previously submitted and debated. As such, we will not be referring this petition to the Harrogate and Knaresborough area constituency committee (the successor to the Harrogate area committee) for consideration at their meeting in March 2019.

2018

Access to Wiganthorpe at North Lodge Cottage Corner - request that the highways department of North Yorkshire County Council take measures to improve visibility on the above corner for residents and visitors coming from the direction of Terrington.

Received: 3 July 2018

Signatories: 20

Response: The petition is being considered by the local highways area office.

Petition for a safer West End between the Market Place and Tilney Garth in Kirkbymoorside by creating a one way flow of traffic and traffic calming measures.

Received: 28 June 2018

Signatories: 164

Response: The petition is being considered by the local highways area office.

Rockwood Drive, Skipton - winter gritting route upgrade request from priority 3 to priority 2 to commence from winter 2018.

Received: 30 May 2018

Signatories: 323

Response: The petition was considered by the Skipton and Ripon area constituency committee on 30 May 2018 and it was recommended that it be taken into account as part of the annual review of winter gritting routes undertaken by the council in September 2018.

Petition for the continuation of the Pickering Town bus service (route 170 / 171).

Received: 10 May 2018

Signatories: 925

Response: The concerns have been noted by integrated passenger transport and they will respond directly to the petitioner.

Resident parking on Chatsworth Place, Harrogate.

Received: 9 May 2018

Signatories: 46

Response: The concerns have been noted by business and environmental services and they will respond directly to the petitioner.

Manor Close Kirk Smeaton WF83LZ resurfacing and lighting.

Received: 19 April 2018

Signatories: 16

Response: The concerns have been noted by business and environmental services and they will respond directly to the petitioner.

Reinstatement of the bus stop on Hinderwell Lane, Runswick Bay.

Received: 10 January 2018

Signatories: 40

Response: The concerns have been noted by business and environmental services - integrated passenger transport.

2017

Save Nidd Gorge and the Nidderdale Greenway.

Received: 15 December 2017

Signatories: 2,314

Response: The petition was presented to the business and environmental services corporate director and executive members on 15 December 2017. Due to the number of signatures in the petition, it was also presented and debated at the meeting of the county area committee for the Harrogate district held on 15 March 2018. The minutes of the area committee meeting are available here.

Improve dangerous junction A6131 (Skipton North) crossing A65 (Harrogate).

Received: 9 November 2017

Signatories: 5,301

Response: The petition had previously been submitted to the Craven Area Committee at their meeting on 9 November 2017, following the death of a 20 year old man on 13 October 2017 at the junction. The decision of the Committee, at that time, was that the matter would be considered after the release of a Coroner’s Report.  It has since emerged that there will not be a Coroner’s Report because there has been a criminal prosecution. The petition was re-considered at the meeting of the Skipton and Ripon Area Constituency Committee at their meeting on 14 March 2019. The committee resolved formally request a review of the approach being taken to road safety and improvement at the junction at the next meeting of the Highway Area Office member surgery.  Subsequent to the consideration of the above, the Chairman of the committee to write to the Director of Business and Environmental Services, David Bowe, to raise any concerns that the committee may have.

Keep Ings School Skipton open.

Received: 17 October 2017

Signatories: 402

Response: The petition was formally presented and the issue raised debated at the meeting of the executive held on 17 October 2017. The minutes of this meeting are available here. A final decision on this matter is scheduled to be taken by the executive on 5 December 2017.

Poor condition of drains, speed counter measures, roadways and pathways of Sherburn Village.

Received: 2 October 2017

Signatories: 366

Response: The request is being considered by business and environmental services in liaison with Highways England.

Seeking to retain Ripon city bus service.

Received: 21 September 2017

Signatories: 166

Response: The concerns have been noted by business and environmental services - integrated passenger transport.

Seeking the resurfacing of Alexandra Road and Studley Road, Harrogate.

Received: 20 September 2017

Signatories: 38

Response: The request is being considered by business and environmental services.

Seeking to change the Welham Road / Church Street junction in Norton.

Received: August 2017

Signatories: 655

Response: This petition meets the threshold for debate at Ryedale area committee and it will be considered at the meeting to be held on 15 November 2017. Details of the area committee meeting can be found here.

Reduce the speed limit on Gargrave Road to 20mph limit and address the road traffic issues and find sustainable solutions to school transport and parking.

Received: 17 February 2017

Signatories: 1,009 (up to notification date)

Response: The size of this petition exceeds the threshold for debate at the local area committee. This will take place at Craven area committee on 9 March 2017. The agenda for this meeting can be found here.

Condition of footways and footpaths in Hillam.

Received: January 2017

Signatories: 206

Response: The request has been passed to business and environmental services for consideration.

2016

Overgrown trees in Charlton Drive and Charlton Avenue, Knaresborough.

Received: 20 December 2016

Signatories: 15

Response: The concerns are noted but this would seem to be a matter for Harrogate Borough Council.

Overgrown trees in Eastfield, Nidderdale Drive and play area Knaresborough.

Received: December 2016

Signatories: 25

Response: The concerns are noted but this would seem to be a matter for Harrogate Borough Council.

We call on our elected representatives at local, county, and national levels to ban fracking in the local area, promote sustainable energy through all means possible and campaign against fracking and for sustainable energy locally, regionally and nationally.

Received: w/c 3 October 2016

Signatories: 1,185

Response: The size of this petition meets the threshold to trigger debate at the Yorkshire coast and moors county area committee. The petition organiser will be invited to attend the next meeting on 30 November 2016 and address the committee if she so wishes.

Opposing the removal of BT payphone kiosk in Mickley.

Received: 27 September 2016

Signatories: 89

Response: Residents’ concerns about this issue are noted.

Skellbank / Mallorie Park Drive Concerns - road dangers and immediate improvements needed.

Received: w/c 22 August 2016

Signatories: 98

Response: Business and environmental services have requested further detail about the issues and will follow the matter up with the petition organiser shortly.

Opposing the cessation of bus service 403 to Sherburn.

Received: 31 March 2016

Signatories: 280

Response: The concerns raised have been passed to business and environmental services - integrated passenger transport.

Request to amend parking restrictions at Robert Street, Trafalgar Road, Belford Road, Belford Place, Rogers Square and Albert Terrace in Harrogate.

Received: 24 February 2016

Signatories: 49

Response: The request has been passed to business and environmental services for consideration.

Request for resident’s parking scheme South End Bedale.

Received: 12 February 2016

Signatories: 18

Response: The request has been passed to Business and Environmental Services for consideration.

Save Eskdale School, Whitby.

Received: 8 February 2016

Signatories: 5,100

Response: Owing to the size of this petition it qualifies for debate by the Yorkshire coast and moors county area committee, which next meets on 23 March 2016. The petition organiser will have the opportunity to address the committee for five minutes to introduce the petition.