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LIGHT UP North Rigton – UPDATE!

Festive Greetings!
We hope everyone has enjoyed a safe and restful Christmas.

We are excited to let you know we have now raised £598 for the Children’s ward at Harrogate Hospital, through LIGHT UP North Rigton! In addition to this Shirley Farrar has kindly donated £300 to the pot from her mask-making fundraising efforts.

We would love to achieve £1,000 as our final total, we are so close! – so can you help with one more push? Please donate if you haven’t already and don’t forget those completed Gift Aid forms to make the most of every penny! If you would prefer to make cash donations, these can be delivered to the letter box in Mary and John Hopkins porch – Hill Top Farm, (off) Rigton Hill. Every little bit helps.

The Trail and Quiz deadlines are 2nd January – so do encourage friends and neighbours to get on board.

Many thanks to you all for your support – the lights have really brightened up these dark winter evenings and together we can feel proud of the money raised for such a great cause.

Warmest wishes
The North Rigton Events Team

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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