To All Residents of North Rigton:

To all residents:

Your Parish Council have been actively working with other groups in the area to lobby HBC and NYCC in an attempt to ameliorate some of the serious consequences of the major developments in the adopted HBC Local Plan.

As you are probably aware up to 4,000 houses are planned for the area to the West of Harrogate.

The Western Arc Coordination Group have produced the attached letter and document which has been sent in hard copy and by email to all our representatives, MPs, councillors, newspapers and other local groups who may be able to exert some influence.

Please take the time to read the documents and help us in our efforts to make a difference by adding your voices to our campaign, either through the group email address or through your Parish Council.

Mary Hopkins


North Rigton Parish Council

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Light Up North Rigton 2020

Let’s dismiss the Covid-19 blues!

As Covid-19 restrictions prevent us from taking part in activities during November, and they will likely be limited in December, why don’t we direct our attentions through a Christmas Light Festival to brighten up our community and in the process help others?

 All you need to do:

  • Display Christmas lights on a tree, in a garden, window or porch at home or some agreed suitable public space e.g. village garden.
  • The more imaginative and creative the lights, the better. They can be in trees, on hedges or …….. let your imagination run wild!
  • IMPORTANTLY, you need to let us know about your display so we can you add you to the FESTIVE LIGHTS TRAIL MAP.
  • Please email:

Deadline for registering your display – 1st December

 Display dates – 7th December – 2nd January

 All participants will also receive one of our famous Christmas Quizzes!

We will request donations, small and large to send to our chosen charity.

If you simply want to follow the trail or receive the quiz, please contact us on the email address above and we will send you the map and quiz together with details of a donation

Almscliffe Villages Community Association

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Painted Stones for Remembrance

Lest We Forget

Painted Stones for Remembrance
North Rigton – November 8th 2020 @ 10.50am (2 min silence at 11am)
Meet at the War Memorial
(social distancing rules to be adhered to)
Please bring a painted stone to lay in remembrance of those who gave
their lives so that we could live ours. Or please just come to share a few
minutes of silence and reflection to show our respect.
Some ideas for painted stones can be seen below. Or maybe you’d just
like to write a message in remembrance of a loved one.

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Village Garden

Replacement and additional play equipment by Almscliffe Villages Community Association

You will possibly have read in the Village News that the supplier we had chosen to provide the new equipment in the village garden has let us down. We have sourced some similar equipment however it is more expensive than we had planned.
The Covid 19 virus has halted all our fund raising, apart from our Harrogate LOTTO which continues to bring some funds into our account.
The really good news is that we have raised nearly £1,500 from this income source and those of you who have supported us have WON nearly £1,000!


To play you simply register and support our fundraising by going to: and follow this guide:
* Buy tickets
* Support a specific cause
* Almscliffe Villages Community Association
* Go to Cause page
* Buy your tickets

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North Rigton Parish Council Meetings & Covid-19

Parish Council meetings are normally held in the Village School on the first Wednesday of alternate months, except for August. Due to current Covid-19 restrictions, this is not possible for the foreseeable future. In order to continue to fulfil our responsibilities to the community, the Parish Council has decided (and in line with government approved legislation) that meetings will now be held remotely via Zoom, until social distancing regulations are ended. The agendae for these meetings will normally be restricted to:
– Standing order items 
– Finance – review of finances, approval of expenditure,
internal audit
– Maintenance, Village Garden (Urgent items only)
– Covid-19 – any points to communicate/actions
required, community support
– Planning – responses to applications received and review of decisions

Under normal circumstances residents are welcome to attend all meetings without the need for prior notification, but now anyone wishing to “attend” a meeting will need to notify the Parish Council at least 5 days prior to the meeting for access arrangements to be made. To gain access, contact the Parish Clerk via stating your interest.

  • NB The next remote meeting will be held on Wednesday 1st July, commencing at 7.30pm


North Rigton Covid 19 Support Team – Time to give something back!
Hope you are all well!
As you know over the past 8 weeks the NR Covid 19 Support Team have been around to help out in any way they can and have been out and about doing just that. It’s now your turn to do a good deed.
Harrogate Food Bank needs to replenish its stocks as demand for their 3 day emergency food packs has more than doubled in the last few weeks and they anticipate demand remaining high going forward!
If you are able please raid your cupboards? Do you really need all those bags of sugar? Can you spare a can or 2? Could you pick up an extra bit of something on your weekly shop? At the bottom of the page is a list of suggested items (not an exhaustive list) to give you a steer.
How to donate – rain proof boxes will be located in the rear car park at the Square & Compass between 10am and 8pm on both Tuesday 26th and Wednesday 27th May or if you can’t get out ring one of the Covid19 Team and they’ll arrange collection.
Want more information on Harrogate Food Bank (Tressell Trust) – google them.
We’re still here to help or just a chat if you need us – contact details below.
Please spread the word to your friends and neighbours – we look forward to receiving your donations.
North Rigton Covid 19 Team

• Long life fruit juice
• Long life milk
• Pasta sauce
• Chocolate
• Sponge puddings
• Washing up liquid
• Sugar
• Shower gel
• Shaving foam
• Razors
• Shampoo
(THEY’VE GOT PLENTY OF – Pasta, tea, pulses, jam and toilet rolls!)
No fresh food or opened packets!
North Rigton Covid 19 Support Team
Barbara Massey: 07871 329 702
Candy Waller: 07903 342 452
Sue Reast: 07815 060 359

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