Welcome to Womersley Parish Council Website

Planning application for NY/2021/0097/A27 Womersley Tip site.    https://onlineplanningregister.northyorks.gov.uk/Register/PlanAppDisp.aspx?recno=11274

Harworth Estates have submitted plans for the restoration of the Womersley tip site.

Please read the documents and send your comments to  Planning.Enforcement@northyorks.gov.uk  ASAP.


The Parish Council will be submitting comments or objections and we urge you to do the same. The site has caused numerous problems over the years and this is a great opportunity to try to  influence the restoration of the tip site. Areas to consider are such things as, access to the site, fencing, security, management of the natural environment and habitats, the public bridleway, the management of surface and groundwater .








The Parish Council expresses its deepest sympathies to Her Majesty The Queen and all the members of the Royal Family on the death of HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.








Selby District Council is asking people to get involved in ambitious long-term plans about new homes, business growth and local services such as schools. It’s part of the development of a new Local Plan. This will set a framework for future development in the district up to 2040.  It’ll be used by the Council to guide decisions on planning applications and to support work with developers.

The consultation is taking place now, until 12 March. Residents, businesses and community groups can get involved by visiting www.selby.gov/localplan. Following the consultation exercise the comments received will inform the final version of the plan which will be subject to further consultation before it is sent to the Secretary of State when it will be subject to examination by an independent inspector.

 Consultation Events

Due to current Covid-19 restrictions, there will be two virtual public meetings. The purpose of these sessions will be to provide information about the Local Plan including the proposed "preferred" sites. These sessions will also provide members of the public with a chance to ask questions. Use the links below to attend the meetings.

11 February 2021 (Starts at 6:30pm)

Join live event

16 February 2021 (Starts at 6:30pm)

Join live event

You will be able to join the links in advance of the meeting starting.

Should you have any issues accessing the live event please contact the Planning Policy Team by: email to localplan@selby.gov.uk; or by phone to 01757 292134.




Census March 2021


 www.census.gov.uk is making it easy for everyone to take part.

They will send you a letter with an access code.

Visit their secure website and enter your access code to get started.

If you can, offer help to family and friends who need support to fill in the form.


If you need help, visit www.census.gov.uk census 2021



 NORTH YORKSHIRE COUNCIL COUNCIL has written to the Parish Council as follows.


Dear parish clerk. We have faced a very challenging financial environment in the last 10 years, with significant reductions in government funding but increasing demand. As a result, spending power has reduced by more than a third over the last decade.

When austerity began in 2010, we projected a budget shortfall of £186m by the end of 2021/22. This position has continued to deteriorate, reflecting in particular the pressure on the budget for children’s and young people’s services and the impact of Covid-19. Savings of £173m have already been achieved, however, a further £103m needs to be found over the next three years.

We estimate that the pandemic will cost it an additional £82m this year from expenditure to support vulnerable residents and measures to combat Covid-19 and lost income from council tax and business rates.

To fund pandemic support and recovery as well as priority areas we are considering increasing council tax by 1.99% in 2021, equivalent to £27 a year for an average household. Each 1% rise equates to £3m. In its spending review this month, the Government said that councils could raise council tax by an additional 3% specifically for adult social care.

We are asking North Yorkshire residents to take part in our annual budget consultation to have their say on setting council tax for next year and our longer term plans and priorities.

People can take part in the consultation online at 

The consultation will close on Monday 11 January.     

Please share this email with parish council colleagues and local residents.


If you have any queries about the consultation, please email consultationandenagement@northyorks.gov.uk 


Thank you.




WOMERSLEY PARISH COUNCIL is appealing for its residents and those of its neighbouring parishes, Whitely and Cridling Stubbs to support the objections to the PLANNING APPLICATION NY/2019/0091/ENV by EP UK Investments Ltd (‘EPUKI’). This application has been submitted to North Yorkshire County Council for the extraction of ash from the Gale Common Ash Disposal Site and is to be decided upon very shortly.

Do you realise what impact of 300 traffic movements of HGV lorries will make to the area? These lorries will leave and arrive at the Gale Common Ash Disposal Site at the rate of between two and three minutes apart. Their journey will seriously affect all those who live in the area from Womersley, Whitely and Cridling Stubbs as they travel to the A19. The lorries will pass family houses, schools and churches. Traffic will be built up in these areas and homes and pedestrians will be affected with the pollution of exhort fumes. The noise and dust from the workings will be a seven day per week operation.

Please send your objections to Planning.control@northyorks.gov.uk  please also see flyer attached.






The Office of the North Yorkshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner has new funding for security surveys and upgrades for homes in the Whitley Ward area of Selby.??
Full details here: https://www.northyorkshire-pfcc.gov.uk/protectyourhome/how-do-i-get-my-security-upgrade/


Julia Mulligan, North Yorkshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner has secured £548,980 from the Home Office to invest in the security of homes and farms within the Whitley ward area of Selby to ensure that everyone is safe, and feels safe.




If you are currently not supported and need some help with shopping, a prescription collection or a friendly chat then the WRVS  NHS Volunteer Responders are ready to help. 

Please note, you should only get in touch if you fall into one of the following categories:

  • People aged 70 years and older with underlying health conditions
  • If you are in the ‘extremely vulnerable’ to COVID-19 group and have been sent a letter asking you to shield from the virus
  • People who are pregnant 
  • If you are newly socially vulnerable as a result of COVID-19
  • People who have a disability as defined by the Equality Act 2010
  • Others with high-risk conditions could include:
    • People with chronic lung disease or moderate to severe asthma
    • People with serious heart conditions
    • People who are immunocompromised including because of cancer treatment
    • People of any age with severe obesity e.g. body mass index (BMI) over 40
    • Certain underlying medical conditions, particularly if not well controlled, such as those with diabetes, dementia, renal failure, or liver disease might also be at risk

If you meet any of these specific criteria, or you consider yourself vulnerable for another reason (for instance, you have Parkinson's, Epilepsy or are vulnerable due to a mental health condition) and you need help collecting shopping, medication or would like a telephone ‘check in and chat’ please call 0808 196 3646 (8am to 8pm) to arrange volunteer support.

I’m a carer – can I make a referral on someone else’s behalf?

As someone with caring responsibilities, you are able to make a referral for someone that you care for that meets the above criteria. You can also make a referral for yourself, if this support helps you to continue in your caring role. Please call us on 0808 196 3646 to make a referral.



 COVID - 19 .  information for residents who would like to use local services.


I hope this is useful here are a few telephone/weblinks which may help residents at this time.


North Yorkshire County Council have set up a webpage to encourage ways of residents buying local to support traders. Please see the link here https://buylocal.northyorks.gov.uk/


The Bay Horse at Great Heck are doing veg boxes, salad boxes and fruit, for pick up Tuesday -Thursday or delivery Friday/Saturday, all specific times, as well as hot meals. Phone 01977 301468 07904 169697 Chris Smith


Morrison’s- have introduced a contact phone number which elderly and vulnerable people can use to order essential shopping over the phone.


Customers are limited to a list of 47 essential items, which the staff member on the phone runs through with them, and they can choose what they want and what they do not want from that list.


This is then delivered directly to their door, and customers can pay using a card machine brought to their door with the shopping.


The number for them to ring is: 03456 116 111 – option 5


The line is open 7 days a week - 8am - 4pm 



Womersley is a lovely village in Selby District in the county of Yorkshire. It is 6 miles from Pontefract, 11 miles from Selby, and 14 miles from Doncaster and has a population of approximately 500 people according to the 2011 census.

Womersley War Memorial

Walkers can enjoy a delightful a circular walk of about 7.5 miles in the pleasant countryside to the south of Womersley, encompassing the small villages of the Smeatons and Waldon Stubbs. Which is the southernmost tip of North Yorkshire and easy accessable from South and West Yorkshire.

There are several places to visit along the route starting on the main street, a slight deviation to the walk takes you to the Blue Lagoon Diving & Leisure, once back on the footpath visit Little Smeaton and Kirk Smeaton and Waldon Stubbs. Once back in Womersley visit the lovely 

double-spout pumpChurch of St. Martins and the Courtyard Tea Room.

 Or for a shorter walk why not walk from the Courtyard car park towards the Church, carry on and take the footpath down the side of the graveyard. Follow this path and keep on the left side of the field, and at the bottom corner of the field go left. After 50 yards you will come out onto the end of Cow Lane. For a short walk turn left onto Cow Lane and Left at the end will bring you back to The Courtyard. Alternatively, for a bit longer walk, you can go right over the railway line and walk out on the farm tracks, just turn round when ready and retrace your route back to the railway. Either follow the path back via the route you came out, or follow Cow Lane as above. Warning - this can be a muddy walk!

The Parish Council owns a play area with play equipment and a play field just off Cow Lane on the Main Street.

On the Main Street there is an interesting double-spout pump with a compound handle, which may date back to 1842.

In the Churchyard is the Womersley War Memorial.