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Constable Burton Reading Room Update – As at 5th May 2021


AS at 5th May 2021

With the Government’s lifting of covid-19 restrictions it is highly likely, but not yet confirmed, that the Reading Room will be able to re-open with effect from 17 th May 2021, or thereabouts.

There will no doubt be restrictions connected with this.


Repairs to the Reading Room’s toilet block are now complete.

Double Glazing. We are still awaiting planning approval from RDC.

Reading Room Committee Meeting

It is proposed that the Reading Room Committee will meet onMonday 24 th May 2021 at 6:30pm. The meeting will again be restricted to committee members only. This being the 8th Extraordinary meeting of the ,pandemic, it is to be hoped it may be the last so named. An agenda will be published in due course.

Future Events

No Frills BBQ. It is proposed to hold a ‘No Frills BBQ’ on the Village Green on Saturday 12 th June, the occasion of the Queen’s Birthday Parade. Yet to be discussed by the committee but please pencil the date into your diaries.

Summer Fair. As previously published the Summer Fair will take place on Sunday 29 th August. Details are yet to be discussed by the Reading Room Committee but will be published as soon as is possible. Duck ticket sales have already started and it is highly likely that the races will be wet!

Halloween. This spooky event will no doubt be held on the 31 st October.
Other Events. Suggestions for other events are needed from the community.

Constable Volunteer Support Group

The shopping roster will conclude on Friday 14th May after 60 weeks!

‘Thank you’ seems little enough for what has been a truly tremendous effort.

While the roster has reached its ‘use by date’ the group will continue to exist to assist members of the community as and when required.

New Members. If you wish to join the group please contact Hilly Dobson. The only current requirement is that you have the WhatsApp for ease of rapid communication.


After an extremely difficult 18 months it is hoped that this and previous updates have helped to keep you all informed as to what has been happening and to what we are planning for the immediate future. Please let me have any comments or suggestions that might benefit our community.

Stay safe!
Yours ever,


Major (Retd) George F Tomlin MBE
Chair, The Reading Room Committee
Constable Burton

Telephone: 01677 450194
Mobile: +447773031874

5th May 2021

A684 – Notice of Road Closure


Please note that we have been informed by N Yorks CC that the A684 will be closed for resurfacing work on each WORKING DAY from Wednesday 12th May until Monday 17th May 2021. Closure will be from 8am until 6pm on each day. The road will be open on Saturday 15th May and Sunday 16th May.

Area affected is from Constable Burton (shown on the CC’s online map from the dirt track, left turn immediately passed the Wyvill Arms) to Stoop House Railway Bridge.

Click on this map for interactive details

The CC’s notification continues with the following points:

“This may inevitably restrict vehicular access to properties directly affected but our contractors will try to assist you where possible during the working day through the use of on-site personnel tasked with managing access. Limited vehicular access only will be permitted throughout the works. Please be advised there will be extended periods when access will just not be possible due to the nature of the works and physical constraints of the site. Pedestrian access will not be permitted.  We request your assistance in the following ways: –

Please contact the Customer Resolution Centre on 01609 780780 to identify any special access needs you may have during the work period

• Please make arrangements to remove your vehicle from the highway before 8am each day and store it at an alternative location

• Please co-operate and comply with any instructions issued by the traffic management operatives and take extra care whilst within the works area.”

For further information please follow this link.