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Published: 10 Jul 19

SPACE CHASE Summer Reading Challenge at Darley Library

Main Street, Darley - Road closure 8 - 19 July 2019

Published: 2 Jul 19

Pictures of diversions routes attached


Published: 27 Jun 19

Minutes from June Parish Council Meeting

Darley PTFA

Published: 25 Jun 19

Darley School PTFA information and events now on the website Read More...

Nidderdale Church

Published: 25 Jun 19

News on clubs run by Nidderdale Church now on website Read More...

Darley and Menwith Safe Speed

Published: 23 Jun 19

A working group is being set up to look at speed and road safety in the Parish Read More...


Published: 28 May 19

29 Houses and amendments to road layout


Published: 1 May 19

An Outline Planning Application for a further18 houses, with access from Walker Lane has now been WITHDRAWN Read More...


Published: 29 Apr 19

Possible Development on Station Road - initial ideas will be changed Read More...


Published: 25 Mar 19

Inspector recommends deletion of site DR14 (88 houses) in Darley from HBC Local Plan Read More...

Local Roadworks 2018/19/20

8 - 19 July 2019 Closure of Main Street in Darley between Stumps Lane and Nidd Lane

This is a full closure is to allow Yorkshire Water to carry out works.  There will be a diversion via Stumps Lane, Menwith Hill Road and High Birstwith.

6 May 2019  Message from NYCC Highways

Re: A59 Kex Gill Road Closure

We have been in discussion with our works contractor and we can confirm that through working longer hours and amending the works schedule slightly, our contractor is fairly confident they can get the Kex Gill road open by Friday May 17th late evening. They aim to remove all the traffic management Friday evening and reopen the road in time for the Otley Show on Saturday 18th May. They will then return on Sunday to complete the works but this activity will be carried out using alternative traffic management to enable the road to remain open.

We apologise for the inconvenience and disruption which will inevitably be caused by this road closure however, we hope the fact that the road will be open earlier than originally expected will come as welcome news.

1 March 2019

On-going work by Open Reach along Main Street east from Fringill Beck
Vehicles under control of traffic lights 

12th February 2019
Crake Lane closed for 1 day on 12th February for BT work 

5th October 2018

Sorry - we are now told that the resurfacing will not be done during this financial year - but will definitely be on the list for early in the next financial year when the weather is fit (e.g. after May 2019).  the Parish Council has voiced its disappointment that we have had to wait so long.... 

25th September 2018
Sorry - still no news on when the repair work may be carried out. Some other roads have been done in our area, nut not Darley!  Our NYCC Councillor, Stan Lumley, is on the case....

24th August 2018
Unfortunately there has still been no sighting of new surface dressing work in the village. The Clerk is trying to fund out when this might happen.

6th August 2018
We are informed that the contractor will be making good the surface dressing work during the second half of August 2018. 

11th January 2018

The problem with loose chippings on Main St has been reported to NYCC Highways and the contractor responsible for surface dressing in 2017 is now committed to sweeping the road regularly to remove the chippings, and to carry out permanent repairs once the weather allows.

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