On May 5th, the whole of North Yorkshire will be voting to elect Councillors to serve on the new Unitary Authority, North Yorkshire Council.  The two new Unitary Wards which cover Selby Town and part of Barlby are called SELBY WEST and SELBY EAST.

UNITARY SELBY WEST includes the existing Selby Town wards of Selby North (Flaxley Road, Crosshills Lane, Millgate, Wistow Road etc), Selby Town St James’ Ward (Brook Street and roads off, to the West) and Selby West (Leeds Road, Doncaster Road, Westbourne Road etc).

PEOPLE WHO LIVE IN THE UNITARY SELBY WEST AREA HAVE TWO VOTES TO ELECT COUNTY COUNCILLORS TO SERVE ON THE NEW AUTHORITY

UNITARY SELBY EAST includes the existing Selby Town South wards (Abbots Road, Woodville Terrace, D’Arcy Road, Fostergate, Petre Avenue, Volta Street. Staynor Estate etc), Selby Town St James’ Ward (Roads off Brook Street to the East, New Lane, Nalton Street etc)  as well as the Barlby Bridge area (Barlby Crescent/Road, Olympia Crescent, Recreation Road etc).

PEOPLE WHO LIVE IN THE UNITARY SELBY EAST AREA HAVE ONE VOTE TO ELECT A COUNTY COUNCILLOR TO SERVE ON THE NEW AUTHORITY

In addition, on May 5th, elections are also taking place to elect TOWN COUNCILLORS for the Town Wards of Selby North (Flaxley Road area) and Selby South (Abbots Road area)

THOSE WHO LIVE IN THE TOWN WARD OF SELBY SOUTH HAVE SIX VOTES TO ELECT TOWN COUNCILLORS TO SERVE ON SELBY TOWN COUNCIL

THOSE WHO LIVE IN THE TOWN WARD OF SELBY NORTH HAVE FIVE VOTES TO ELECT TOWN COUNCILLORS TO SERVE ON SELBY TOWN COUNCIL

If you are a postal voter in either of those Town Wards then you should have received TWO BALLOT PAPERS both of which need completing and returning.

If you go to the Polling Station in either of those Town Wards then you will be given TWO BALLOT PAPERS both of which need completing and placing in the ballot boxes.

NO elections will take place for Selby Town St James’ ward or Selby Town West Ward because there are fewer candidates than seats available.

We have been informed that people are not clear about number of votes etc and the fact that there are two wards called Selby West.  We hope that the above answers your questions. The changes and Ward naming was not done by us or of our choosing.

We will be asking the relevant authorities to clarify this and hopefully rename some wards to avoid any further or future confusion.