MALTON police are appealing for information after a theft of fuel near the town.

It happened at a bungalow in Eastfield, Foxholes, on Wednesday, December 18, when around 200 litres of heating oil was stolen.

Anyone with information that could assist the investigation should contact Malton police on 101, select option 2, and ask for PC Louise Beck, or email

Information can be passed anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800-555-111, quoting North Yorkshire Police reference number 12130218729.

WARD SURGERY: Richmondshire District Council ward members for the Richmond Central will be holding their monthly advice surgery next month. Residents can discuss concerns or issues with Councillors Clive World and John Robinson on Thursday, January 2 at the Communal Lounge, Greyfriars, Richmond between 6pm and 7pm.

For more information contact Coun World on 01748-822398 or Coun Robinson on 01748-824535.

HOUSE SWAP: Richmondshire Council tenants will have the opportunity to swap their home in the new year.

HomeSwapper is a free web based system that can be used by Richmondshire District Council tenants who want to move for personal, social or work reasons.

All applications will be checked by the council’s housing management team and applications may not be permitted where there are rent arrears or court orders. Visit or for information contact Sam Hislop on 01748-901159 or Trish Skinner on 01748-901158.

PLANNING DEFERRAL: A decision on the development of 12 log cabins in Scotton, near Catterick Garrison, has been deferred by Richmondshire District Council.

Members of the planning committee wanted to conduct a site visit before making a decision on the project, which has drawn criticism because of its proximity to a military training area.

The development will be discussed at January’s planning meeting.

NEW COUNCILLOR: Richmondshire District Council has welcomed a new Conservative councillor.

Robin Scott will represent the Hornby Castle ward and is replacing Coun Lin Clarkson who resigned in November.

Coun Scott won the election by 127 votes. The district council is now made up of 17 Independent councillors, 13 Conservatives, two Liberal Democrats and one UKIP member. There is one vacant seat for Reeth and Arkengarthdale.