Tree Planting Working Group

After contact from a resident raising the issue of how periodically trees in the village had had to be cut down but he didn’t feel they were being replaced Nether Poppleton Parish Council has decided to set up a working group to look at the broader issues of trees and what gaps there are and how we may increase the number and quality of trees in the village. A sensible maintenance plan will also be needed for any trees to be planted and to ensure we are doing all we can to look after existing trees.

The group will hopefully meet in the next couple of weeks and will look to make recommendations to the broader Parish Council, with the July meeting being the likely discussion time. The tree planting season in many ways starts in September and this would therefore work well in terms of signing off any expenditure needed before getting the spade out!

Do you have a view on trees in the village? If you do please get in touch with any thoughts about where and what type of trees you would like to see. We are also interested in any thoughts people may have about paying for them or possible dedication of trees, maybe to villagers who have died.

Councillors issue reminder for consideration on shop parking

We are lucky to have to a lovely parade of shops at Allerton Drive and hopefully the signs the Parish Council helped put up are directing more people to them! The parking spaces are designed for the shops and our local businesses need the support more than ever in the current climate.


Unfortunately a very small minority of people have parked at the shops for unreasonably long amounts of times, including one car being left for days on end.  Please do try and ensure you just park in the bays when you are using the shops as if they are full they will make life particularly hard for those who cannot walk easily. Additionally the bays all being full may force people to shop elsewhere or park nearby and create traffic issues.


Your parish councillors are investigating whether restrictions, such as a three hour time limit, could be brought in which would not impact any genuine shop users but would stop someone blocking the bays excessively. However hopefully that will not be necessary if we can all make sure we think of others when parking.