Vale of Pickering Environmental Baseline Monitoring



Meet the team behind the project and find out more about it


Community ‘drop in’ event at Kirby Misperton Village Hall


Tuesday 19 April, 3 pm–7 pm

The British Geological Survey (BGS) and its partners have been carrying out an environmental baseline monitoring programme across the Vale of Pickering in Yorkshire. This is independent of regulators or industry. We would like to invite you to an informal drop in event to find out what we have been monitoring, what we have found and to have an opportunity to speak to the team who have been carrying out the work. Please feel free to join us anytime between 3–7 pm.

Who will be there?

As well as geologists, seismologists and groundwater scientists from the British Geological Survey, there will be scientists from the universities of Birmingham, Bristol, Liverpool, Manchester and York, and Public Health England to help explain the various monitoring programmes that we are carrying out.

What are we monitoring and why?

Our work so far includes monitoring water quality (groundwater and surface water), seismicity (earthquakes), ground motion, air quality including radon, and soil gas. The investigations are independent of any monitoring carried out by industry or the regulators and the information being collected is being made publicly available through the project’s website.

What will the project achieve?

The project will:

  • provide publicly accessible information and evidence on baseline conditions in the areas around the proposed hydraulic fracturing site;
  • establish a benchmark against which any future changes to the environment during and after hydraulic fracturing can be measured;
  • ensure the best environmental monitoring is carried out in the future.

BGSFor more information please contact:

British Geological Survey, Keyworth, Nottingham NG12 5GG

Remembrance Day

War memorial

War memorial

The Remembrance Day service will take place on Sunday 8 November at 10am at the War Memorial followed by a service at 10.30am at the Methodist Chapel, Main Street, Kirby Misperton.

Traffic will be stopped at the roundabout while the service at the War Memorial takes place.

Anyone wishing to help with tidying up in the vicinity on Saturday morning, particularly around the bus shelter, should meet near the roundabout at 10.30am on Saturday 7 November,



Kirby Misperton shale gas application by Third Energy

North Yorkshire County Council (NYCC) is processing the planning application relating to “testing for shale gas at an existing well site near Kirby Misperton in North Yorkshire and ultimately producing gas from that well”.

The closing date for the consultation period is 14 October 2015. This means that all external organisations and NYCC’s internal departments who have been consulted must give their response by this date.

To view all the documents relating to this application online visit

Hard copies of all of the application documents can be viewed at Ryedale District Council, Ryedale House in Malton during all reasonable hours until 14 October 2015. This may require an appointment and you are advised to check with Ryedale District Council before making your visit.

Kirby Misperton Parish Council will display the application documents for local residents at the village hall between 4pm and 8pm on Thursday 17 September.

You can comment on the application by emailing

For full details visit NYCC’s page at

Third Energy Permit Applications

EAlogoThird Energy UK Gas Limited have applied to the Environment Agency for environmental permits for their Kirby Misperton 8 shale gas site.

The Environment Agency’s public consultation on the permit applications will run until 10 July 2015. You can view the consultation documents online at

The Environment Agency are hosting an information session for the public to explain their role in onshore oil and gas regulation and also how people can get involved in the consultation.

They will be joined by colleagues from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and Public Health England (PHE).

This session will be held at Kirby Misperton Village Hall between 12 noon and 8pm on Tuesday 16 June 2015

The consultation documents will also be available to view from 9.30am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday at:

  • Environment Agency, Coverdale House, Aviator Court, Amy Johnson Way, Clifton Moor, York YO30 4GZ
  • Environment Agency, Lateral, 8 City Walk, Leeds LS11 9AT

Please phone 03708 506 506 to arrange an appointment.

Copies of the application have also been placed in Malton and Pickering libraries.

Parish Meeting

DSC_0135 (576x384)Kirby Misperton Parish Council invites you to the Annual Parish Meeting on Friday 12 June at 7pm at Kirby Misperton Village Hall

This years topic will be Public Rights of Way in the Parish of Kirby Misperton with Philip Catterall of Ryedale Walking Group accompanied by Gillian Zewde, Footpaths Officer for Ryedale Ramblers

On display will be:

  • Maps showing footpaths in the parish
  • The State of Ryedale’s Paths: Report of a Survey by The Ryedale Group of The Ramblers’ Association 2015
  • Duties and Responsibilities of Landowners and Farmers, a leaflet from North Yorkshire County Council Business and Environmental Services

Free refreshments will be provided

Malton – Pickering Cycle Route Proposal

Cyclists in Pickering

Top of Market Place, Pickering © Sustrans

The Parish Council has received a copy of the Malton and Pickering Cycle Route Proposal: Final Draft Report v3, prepared for Ryedale District Council by Sustrans.

We are publishing a copy of the report on our website so that local residents can see the proposed route which passes through the parish.

Because of the size of the report we have split it into smaller sections.

Introduction (PDF, 763KB)

Detailed Proposals Map A Norton and Malton (PDF, 1.66MB)

Detailed Proposals Map B: North Malton (PDF, 1.61MB)

Detailed Proposals Map C: Riggs Road (PDF, 976KB)

Detailed Proposals Map D: South of Kirby Misperton (PDF, 885KB)

Detailed Proposals Map E: Kirby Misperton (PDF, 1.45MB)

Detailed Proposals Map F: Pickering (PDF, 1.83MB)

Sections 3 to 12 (PDF, 934KB)

Appendices (PDF, 1.82MB)


Street lighting energy reduction programme

North Yorkshire County Council are working on a four-year programme to reduce their street lighting energy consumption and associated carbon emissions.

Street lights in North Yorkshire currently switch on at dusk and off at dawn. The new policy will see up to 60 per cent of our street lights switching off in the early hours of the morning between midnight and 5am, when road use is at a minimum.

The part-night lighting scheme commenced in Harrogate and Knaresborough in August 2012 followed by Scarborough and Hambleton in 2013. The programme will continue into Richmondshire in 2014 and extend through the rural areas of Harrogate and Scarborough, into Ryedale, Craven, Selby and the rest of the county until completion in 2016.

The County Council will ensure that crime, disorder and road safety issues are considered before decisions are made.

Areas that will not be affected:

  • Lights operated by borough, district or parish councils (except for Hambleton district)
  • Main traffic routes and road junctions (dimming of streetlights may be introduced if appropriate)
  • Locations with a significant night-time road traffic accident record
  • Potential hazards in the highway such as traffic calming, speed humps and road crossings (except in 20mph zones)
  • Parts of town centres that have concentrated night-time activity or economy;
    Areas covered by council or police CCTV operations
  • Areas with 24-hour operational emergency services, including hospitals
  • Lights outside sheltered housing and other residences accommodating vulnerable people
  • Areas with a significant record of relevant night-time crime or anti-social behaviour.

All roads will have had a review carried out by a road safety team and the police as part of the risk assessment before any lights are switched off. Any concerns raised from the review will be considered and a decision made as to whether the lights will be included in the changes.

Find out what alterations are proposed for where you live by visiting—energy-reduction-programme

Public Meeting

The Public Meeting on Friday 16 May has been postponed

The public meeting which was planned for 8pm on Friday 16 May at which we planned to present the results of the Parish Plan questionnaire has had to be postponed as the Village Hall is booked for the Prize Draw Bingo on that evening.

We will arrange a new date to present the results and listen to further views about services in the village.

The next council meeting will be the AGM on 29 May at 7.45pm.



Speed complaints

North Yorkshire County Council’s Speed Management Protocol includes a form for reporting concerns about speeding vehicles.

A copies of the protocol are available from the Road Safety – speed concerns page on the NYCC website:—speed-concerns

Main Street, Kirby Misperton

Main Street, Kirby Misperton