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Summer Picnic – Rescheduled

Sadly – given the announcement this week about the continuing restrictions, we cannot hold our Summer Picnic event as planned on June 26th. 
However, in true North Rigton style – we will not be down-hearted! Let’s simply reschedule for September 11th!!
New posters/info etc to follow but for now please SAVE THE DATE – September 11th. Same time, same place.
Can’t wait!

The Rainbow Trail however will be available until the end of June. You can still donate to our fundraising for “Harrogate Young Carers”
via our bank account, Almscliffe Villages Community Fund (Business Account) HSBC Sort code 40-23-12 Account 22216833.
or deliver cash donations in an envelope to Hill Top Farm, Rigton Hill,
or a cheque donation to “Almscliffe Villages Community Association” at the same address.
Many thanks for all your support.

Rigton Rainbow Trail 2021

June 1st marks the start of the Rigton Rainbow Trail 2021! Please get your copy of the trail map (from here, from website, by emailing us). Lots of colourful displays are making our village look even more fabulous than usual – and the weather has smiled on us too.
Remember – we are raising funds for ‘Harrogate Young Carers’, so please give as much as you can.

Download the Trail Map Here

From the Chair of the Parish Council


“It is with great sadness that the Parish Council has learned of the death of Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh. He was an extraordinary public servant who served his Queen and Country with huge dedication. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.

If you wish to send a message of condolence you can do so at”

Note from the Rector:

Following the latest update from the Diocese, we shall not be able to open our churches to sign cards of condolences as hoped.

Books of condolence are only to be made available online. Online national books of condolence will be made available. the Government has said that physical books of condolence should not be put in place.

National online books of condolence are being made available as a safe way for the public to leave messages of condolence. You will be able to find these on the Church of England’s website: and

Thank you for your understanding.

Brackenwell Lane Planning Application

To all residents and interested parties:

A new submission for the two houses on Brackenwell Lane has been submitted.
This revision was submitted to the planning department at HBC on 17th December 2020.
The Parish Council has not been informed of the new submission.
Furthermore, we believe that people who submitted objections have not been informed of the new submission.
It appears that the objections submitted on the original application, regarding large vehicles being able to turn around in the Lane, have been considered, resulting in the revised application.
It is the view of the Parish Council that all interested parties should have been notified of this revised application.

If you haven’t been informed by the HBC planning department, please register a complaint:

The revisions will not address the major problem of parking on Brackenwell Lane, and the proposed  allocation of two tandem parking places for each of the new properties, will in fact increase the problem of parking in the area.
The new design is out of keeping with the other properties in the area (a stated aim of the previous plans) and it will be even more intrusive on the adjacent properties.
You can find the details on this link:
Please register your comments as soon as possible, as the weight and volume of objections is the best way of persuading the Planning Department to turn down the application.