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Malham Village Enhancement Project


Kirkby Malhamdale Parish Council (KMPC) applied for funding through the Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust (YDMT) Leader Project in 2011. The main areas included in our Village Enhancement are:-

  • The replacement of the wooden sleeper built Post Office Bridge and registration as a Public Footpath.
  • The reduction in uneccassry urban signage in the rural environment and the removal or replacemnt of signs with more appropriate signage.
  • The development of a Parish Lengthsman to aid with maintenace and repair of the Village environment.
  • The maintenance and improvement of the Village Conveniences.
  • Signpost Project

    Malham Village Signpost, Malham, Yorkshire Dales

    BEFORE: Motorway size Signpost!

    Signs everywhere and some not too subtle for a picturesque Dales village, Kirby Malham Parish Council have in recent years tried to reduce the impact of garish road signs with the latest development being the replacement of the “Motorway Sign” in the middle of the village with a more traditional finger post. Using old photographs and postcards of the village from days gone by a new sign was designed and approval sort for the removal of the old sign. The signpost was built & installed by David Clements with help from NYCC Highways department.

    Village Signpost, Malham, Yorkshire Dales

    AFTER: The new Traditional Malham Village Signpost

    Post Office Clapper Bridge Project

    Malham Post Office Bridge, Malham, Yorkshire Dales

    BEFORE: wooden sleeper style bridge

    Post Office Bridge has been providing a shortcut for locals and visitors for decades but as it was no more than a few railway sleepers a more fitting and appropriate bridge was required. The new Post Office Bridge was designed and built by local firm Dinsdales and the “Sheep Dip Railings” by our own local blacksmith, Annabelle Bradley. The Parish Council applied for LEADER funding and YDNPA promised help and some funding towards the bridge and to adopt the path as a footpath. The footbridge also has a decorative handrail (from a design titled "The Sheep Dip Railings") made by our local blacksmith Annabelle Bradley.

    Malham Post Office Bridge, Malham, Yorkshire Dales

    AFTER: The new Post Office Clapper Bridge & Sheep Dip Railings 2012

    Malham Public Toilets

    Malham Toilets Noticeboard, Malham, Yorkshire Dales

    In April 2006 Craven District Council decided to close the very run down and unmaintained Public Conveniences (Toilets) in the centre of Malham village. These are now run by the Parish Council and have been repaired to an acceptable standard. Various fundraising activities are in place to maintain and keep these facilities open, if you have any suggestions and improvements for these facilities please contact the Parish Council.

    2012 ongoing maintenance and refurbishment to improve the public toilets

    Kirkby Malhamdale Lengthsman

    A Part time Lengthsman is now employed by the Parish Council to complete a range of jobs including, Grass Cutting, Bench, Fence and Wall maintenance, Toilet cleaning and maintenance. Various other projects and improvements are planned as funding allows.

    KMPC acknowledges the essential help provided by YDMT, the Leader Project, YDNPA, Defra & The European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development, Malhamdale Initiative and for the support of this project. KMPC acknowledges the contribution made by the The European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) EU Commission’s rural development Website

    The funding is being made available through the Rural Development Programme for England, which is jointly funded by Defra and the European Union, and is managed by Yorkshire Forward in the Yorkshire and Humber region.

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