Welcome to Hillam Parish Council Website
Welcome from the Chair:
I hope you find this website useful and interesting. We have put other web links on the site to make it easier for residents to contact us and other organisations involved in making living in Hillam a better experience.
We have a small but special village. We have the Christmas Ring Tree Lights; Hillam News; a vibrant and welcoming pub in the Cross Keys; a Bus Service to access services and shops and lots of active social groups here and in Monk Fryston, these all make it a popular place to live.
The Parish Council role is to make sure that we maintain and improve the village and we welcome residents' involvement in that. Our meetings are held on the first Wednesday of the Month, at Hillam Cricket Pavilion at 7.30pm. The agenda for each meeting will be on the Notice Board in the Village Square or click here so you can see what business is to be discussed. Residents are always welcome.
Chair Hillam Parish Council
Hillam Lane Update 23/10/2020
"On Monday 19th of October 2020 Selby Council commenced legal action through the courts. Good progress has been made with further legal action anticipated. The aim of this is to clear the site and return the land back to open Green Belt. Everyone is working incredibly hard attempting to achieve a positive outcome for the community. We ask for your continued patience and we will endeavour to keep you informed of progress as the case develops."
Hillam Lane Update 17/10/2020
"Selby District Council Planning had already issued a Notice in the past two weeks asking the owners of the field to state what the intended use was.
Until occupation of the land happened today no other action could be taken. Today, Senior Officers from Selby Planning have spent 2 hours on the site and have served a Stop Notice. Works are continuing. Next week we hope further legal action will be taken. The Parish Council is contacting all those people who have influence on this situation; Selby Council; Police Commissioner; Nigel Adams our MP, urging them to take immediate emergency action.
I am afraid that we must follow the law in this situation even though those taking residence on the field are not. Do not try to take any action yourselves.
We hope to keep you informed of the situation, I know it is very concerning. If you know people who don’t get this update because they are not on social media please would you update them."
NOTICE OF VACANCY - Hillam Parish Council has a vacancy for a Councillor, for more information click here.
HELP NEEDED: A number of residents would like to start a Community Speed Watch Group - this is a community led initiative to help reduce speeds through the village. If you can volunteer to be a part of this valuable initiative please contact the PC.
HELP NEEDED: The Hillam News Team need new volunteers to help continue the regular Hillam news publication. If you can help, please contact the PC who will put you in contact with the Team.
HELP NEEDED: Hillam Ring Tree Lights Committee need more Volunteers, contact the PC if you are interested.
Next ZOOM Parish Council meeting: 7th October
Some useful websites for advice during lockdown:
The Defibrilator is located inside the Red Phone Booth in The Square, Hillam. There is also an emergency phone installed so that the booth can still be used to call the emergency services. The cabinet is locked, the ambulance service have the code to open the cabinet and will tell this to you over the phone. It is very important that you call 999 in an emergency.