Consultation on local council structure
The Government is undertaking a consultation on the future structure of local councils in our area.
At the moment we have a three tier system:
- North Yorkshire County Council provides services such as highways, education and social care;
- Selby District Council provides services such as waste collection, environmental health and planning;
- Escrick Parish Council provides local amenities such as the village green, playground, grit bins and defibrillator.
Government is consulting on plans to merge District and County Councils in our area into two new 'unitary authorities' split by geography rather than roles. Two proposals have been put forward. One that splits these into York and North Yorkshire authorities, and another that follows an East / West split, (West = Harrogate, Craven, Hambleton and Richmondshire, East = Selby, York, Scarborough, Ryedale).
The consultation closes on 19th April 2021.