Wine and Cheese Evening – Friday 11 November

Wine & Cheese Evening

Friday 11 November, 7.30 – 9.30pm

Everyone is invited to join us at St John’s Church for a social evening and to
share the plans which are being proposed for the church to create a community space.
Get involved. View the initial plans.
Comment on our ideas.
We value your thoughts and ideas.
Help us to complete the plans for the church which were abandoned at the outbreak of the First World War
This is a joint project with St John’s Church, North Rigton PC, Almscliffe Villages Community Assocation and North Rigton CoE School

News about Broadband

Superfast North Yorkshire Broadband programme.

This is a really exciting time for us, as April 2015 marked our completion of the first Phase of the programme.

So much has been achieved in that time. There are now over 150,000 more homes and businesses across North Yorkshire that can benefit from high speed fibre broadband, which is transforming the way we all live work and play.

Even better news, your village, North Rigton* has been fibre enabled as part of Phase 2!

Just contact your service provider and check out the latest offers, or another provider of your choice.

Fibre broadband gives users the ability to run multiple bandwidth-hungry applications at the same time such as sending and receiving large amounts of data much more quickly and efficiently. At home, fibre broadband enables a family to simultaneously download a movie, watch a TV replay service, surf the internet and play games online all at the same time. A whole album can be downloaded in less than 30 seconds and a feature length HD movie in less than 10 minutes, whilst high-resolution photos can be uploaded to Facebook in seconds.

See if you can get it yet by checking our interactive map,  and going to the where and when page.

*Premises that will not benefit from fibre deployment will be reached with variety of alternative technologies such as wireless or satellite.

If you can please forward this information to the people in the area and add an update to your parish magazine/ website it would be greatly appreciated.

If you have any questions, please email us at

Parish Open Meeting – Community Defibrillator

A date for your 2015 diary – January 7th at 7.00pm in the Village School

The Parish Council has been considering funding the installation of a “community use” defibrillator, at a suitable location in the village. To this end, a representative from Yorkshire Ambulance Service will be attending the next Parish Council meeting on January 7th 2015, to give a short presentation, followed by a Q&A session. All parishioners are invited to attend the presentation which will be at 7.00pm in the village school.

Details of the Parish Council meeting are here.



At last it has arrived!

The Parish Council launched its Parish Plan 2013 at The Square & Compass on Thursday 19th September.

The assembled company were welcomed by the chairman of the Parish Council, Mary Hopkins. Andrew Batcup, the Parish Plan co-ordinator, presented some details of the plan and thanked all those who had assisted with its preparation, after which everyone was invited to have a drink and enjoy some light refreshments.

If you did not attend the event, don’t worry, we have not forgotten you. Your plan will be delivered by a team of volunteers over the next few weeks.

Perhaps, on reading your plan, you would like to join us as a volunteer, or get involved in some of the events already planned.

Register and keep updated. You will find the registration section at the bottom right of the front page.

Go on, join in!


Parish Plan Launch



 7.00 pm



You are invited to join us for a welcome drink and refreshments and to receive your copy of our Parish Plan. We will provide a short presentation, after which we welcome your questions.

The Plan is the result of your responses to the questionnaire which was distributed in December 2012, and reflects your views and the developments you consider to be most important for the future of our community.

Please come along and join us.

Our community is a vibrant and exciting one and its future is in your hands.


North Rigton Parish Council