We’ve had an amazing response from villagers to our latest appeal, with loads of offers to look after beds, barrels and planters.
We still have some beds and planters looking for someone to adopt them. Your commitment is only for a year, so do please consider getting together as a family group, friends, neighbours, organisation or simply an individual to help us out and nurture a small patch or container needing some tlc.
Cawood Parish Council are looking for enthusiastic villagers to help tend the barrels around the village, planters at the entrances to the village and on the Foreshore and the beds there too.
We’re looking for volunteers to take on the care of a barrel, planter etc making a commitment for one year, starting in April, which could entail watering, weeding, pruning, dead heading and generally keeping the plants happy and tidy.
We’re trying to be sustainable in our approach, so won’t be using bedding plants. Perennials, bulbs and herbs are what we’re aiming for and so some planting may be needed initially too.
North Yorkshire Police have confirmed they are currently investigating a speed concern
specifically for Bishopdyke Road through their Speed Management Protocol, which is the
process they use to understand a speeding problem within our county. This involves the Fire and
Rescue Service installing speed monitoring equipment by the roadside for a week, which gathers
data on the speed and volume of traffic in a specific location.
Unfortunately, this has been delayed because of the recent lockdown restrictions. Due to roads
being quieter during lockdown any data taken now would provide an inaccurate understanding of
the speeds in that location. Therefore, in order to provide the most suitable outcome from the
Speed Management Protocol process, it was agreed that the monitoring would wait until
lockdown restrictions were eased.
Once, they are able, the equipment will be deployed, and the data analysed. Once the analysis has
been done, the police and County Council will then together consider what options might be
available to address local concerns.
I hope this will reassure the council and the community that North Yorkshire Police’s Traffic
Bureau Team, who are the direct point of contact for the Speed Management Protocol, will
continue investigating the speeding concern raised in the village.
Going forward, if the Parish Council is made aware of future speeding concerns for Cawood, I
would encourage directing anyone in the community to the North Yorkshire Police website and
fill out an online Speed Concern Form which will go straight to the Traffic Bureau Team via the
following link: https://northyorkshire.police.uk/do-it-online/report-it/road-policing/trafficbureau/is-speed-a-concern-in-your-area/
Additionally, should any members of the Cawood community wish to be kept updated on
progress for the current investigation for Bishopdyke Road, please contact the team directly on
the following e-mail address using the reference number below:
• Speed Concerns: SpeedConcerns@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk
• Reference Number: SE2011990
I hope this is helpful for you to share with the community, and if there is anything else at all I can
help with, please do not hesitate to get in touch.
North Yorkshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner
Snowdrops should be divided every third year. They will naturalise over time.
Flowers on snowdrops may last a month or two in late winter to early spring. Their strappy green leaves persist after the blooms have faded and dropped. As soon as the blooms are finished, it is time to dig up the bulbs. This allows you to divide and plant nice moist bulbs, which will still have foliage to provide solar energy and is stored for the next season.
Eventually, the foliage will yellow and die back but in the meantime it can harvest sunlight and turn it into carbohydrates or plant sugars to save inside the bulb. This will guarantee a bumper crop of blooms the next season. While the leaves are still vigorous, dig around the clump and under the bulbs.
Plant them at the level they were previously growing. You can tell where that is by finding the white area at the neck which was previously under soil. Back fill the hole and around the bulbs, compacting lightly. Water the plants immediately.
Read more at Gardening Know How: Snowdrops Bulbs: What Is “In The Green” https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/snowdrop/what-is-in-the-green.htm