We are responsible for:
Footway and street lights in the town are maintained either by North Yorkshire County Council or by the town council. The town council’s lights are in the following street and snickets:
|Anchorite Lane||Ings Garth|
|Beacon Park – First and Second Avenues||Keld Close|
|Black Bull||Meadow Road|
|Brant Hill||Middleton Road|
|Bridge Street||Mill Lane|
|Firthland Road||Outgang Lane|
|Forest Road||Park Street|
|Snicket Eastgate-Hawthorn Lane||Potter Hill|
|Snicket Eastgate-Outgang Lane (North Riding Garage)||Recreation Road|
|Snicket Eastgate-Outgang Lane (Co-op store)||Riverside Walk|
|Snicket Smiddy Hill – Hungate||Swainsea Lane|
|Snicket Market Place-Hungate||Train Lane|
|Steps Market Place-Churchyard||Undercliffe|
|Hallgarth-Kirkham Lane||Whitby Road (to No 5)|
Always give the number of the light and, where possible, the number of the nearest dwelling when reporting that repair is needed. For council lights, phone 01751 476503 or e-mail email@example.com. For county council lights please phone 01609 534527 or visit http://www.northyorks.gov.uk/article/25604/Report-a-street-light-problem. Yorkshire Housing Association is responsible for lights at its housing estates eg Old Farm Close, Orchard Close. Contact details via the association’s website – https://www.yorkshirehousing.co.uk/neighbourhoods/malton-norton-and-pickering.
The council is the burial authority responsible for the public cemetery at Whitby Road. See Council documents for details of burial fees, exclusive rights of burial and memorials. The council also maintains the closed churchyard, an area containing graves, memorials and footways, to the south of the parish church.
The council owns five play areas and manages two others on behalf of the Pickering Playing Fields Association.
Otter Drive: equipment suitable for very young children.
Troutbeck Close: equipment suitable for very young children.
Garden Way: equipment for children from five years to fourteen.
Paddock Close: equipment for children from five years to fourteen.
Greenlands: a large open space with a goalpost.
Hawthorne Lane: equipment suitable for very young children, and below the age of sixteen.
Manor Drive: equipment for very young children, and children below the age of sixteen.
The council maintains Smiddy Hill and Riverside Walk. Seating is provided in both locations. There are also small areas of open space in Vivis Park.
Public Seats, Litter and Dog waste bins
The council provides and maintains public seats and is always grateful to those residents who gift seats to the town in memory of family and friends. Litter and dog waste bins are sited at appropriate locations. The council does take into consideration the concerns of residents about their location.
The verges in the parish are the responsibility of North Yorkshire County Council; however, the town council cuts them twelve times a year.
The council is a statutory consultee for planning applications. All planning applications for development within the parish can be viewed at the council office. The council responds to consultation documents from government and its agencies, health organisations, North Yorkshire County Council, North York Moors National Park Authority and Ryedale District Council.