Councillors hear concerns over number of horses on Middleham road

A horse and rider on Park Lane, Middleham. Photo: Google.

The number of racehorses being ridden along Park Lane was one of the concerns discussed  by Middleham Town Council at its meeting in February.

Residents had also reported that horseboxes were being left with ramps down at West End after delivering horses to be ridden up on to the Moor, and that the gallops were being used after 1pm.

The clerk was asked to discuss these issues with Middleham Trainers’ Association.

Park Lane. – There was also concern that cars were being parked on the pavement  near the school, and that there was a lot of dog faeces on the footpath from Park Lane to the church yard.

It was reported that the footpath through the church yard is dangerous when wet; and that waste food items were still being thrown across the burial ground.

Councillors reported that a number of street lights were not working; that more people were using Back Street as a cut through; and that a vehicle had been parked in the Market Place for some time.

Play area. – Following an incident at the play area it was agreed that, as a matter of urgency,  the play area should cleaned of moss and algae to prevent further accidents.  The council will obtain the necessary cleaning materials.

Next meeting. – Will be in the Key Centre at 6.30pm on Wednesday March 27.

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  1. Regarding the racehorses:- Some people will complain about anything. In North Yorkshire (as open day proves) we are proud of having successful horses there. Anyone who doesn’t appreciate the beauty of such creatures should go live elsewhere.

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