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  • Community Payback

    Details of the work of the Community Payback Team in Hampsthwaite Hampsthwaite Parish Council was approached in December 2016 to seek our support for the Community Payback scheme. The Unpaid Work Requirement (commonly known as Community Payback) is one of the requirements that can be included in a community order. It involves service users doing compulsory work for the benefit of the community. Types of Work Undertaken Work in Hampsthwaite Volunteers Current Year Reports Contact: Unpaid Work Placement Coordinator, Interserve (Justice) The Humberside, Lincolnshire & North Yorkshire Community Rehabilitation Company Ltd Harrogate Probation Office Harrogate Redefining the future for people and placesWebsite: www.interserve.comPhone: 07720  213674Email:
  • Information

    The Village Room began its life as a purpose-built reading room constructed in stone with a boarded roof covered in slate and with its interior beams exposed in a vaulted roof. It opened to the public in August 1890. Now the Room is a regular venue for meetings including the Parish Council, the Village Society Committee and the Wednesday Group.Hampsthwaite Village Room High Street,HG3 2ET For bookings, contact: T:  01423 770332 E: See also the History section for a brief history of
  • Village Room Events Calendar

    Details of events and meetings at Hampsthwaite Village Room.PLEASE NOTE: whilst every effort is made to ensure this calendar is kept up to date and can be used for guidance, potential Village Room users are strongly advised to confirm vacancies with the Booking Secretary before committing to a date for any new events. For bookings, contact:Booking SecretaryT:  01423 770332E: you need to visit the Village Room prior to an event, please make an appointment with the Booking Secretary to help us avoid any inconvenience to other hirers.
  • Harrogate Housing Association

    Affordable Homes to Rent and Buy for local people at Grange Park Hampsthwaite We are a small, but expanding, housing association who only operate in the Harrogate District. We offer homes for rent and on a shared ownership basis and have 1, 2 and 3 bedroomed homes on Grange Park. With a personal, local service we want to help our customers create homes near family and work.
  • Christmas Tree Festival

    St. Thomas a Becket Church, Hampsthwaite are holding a Christmas Tree Festival over the weekend of 15th – 17th December.There will be a ‘Preview Evening & Concert ’ on Friday 15th with wine and canapes being served from 6.30 p.m and with a choral performance from Voces Seraphorum from 7.00 – 7.45 p.m. – tickets can be purchased from Hampsthwaite Post Office or you can buy them on the door (£7.00).The church will be open from 10.00 – 16.00 on Saturday 16th December for you to come along and enjoy the Christmas Trees and there will be refreshments served throughout the day.
  • Hands Off Hampsthwaite Action Group

    Newsletters and Updates resulting from Action Group meetings An Action Group to oppose excessive development in Hampsthwaite was formed following the public meting at the Memorial Hall on Thursday 19th July 2017.Meetings are held on Monday evenings, 6.00pm  at Sophie's Coffee Shop unless advised otherwise. Email: URL: FaceBook:@handsoffhampsthwaitevillage Twitter:
  • Management Committee Meetings

    "The general management and control of the Trust Premises and the Arrangements for their use shall be vested in a Committee of Management (hereinafter called “the Committee”) consisting of not more than Twenty-five members (exclusive of members co-opted . . . )" and "All members of the Committee shall retire annually at the Annual General Meeting". Extracts from Conveyance No.8791 dated 24th April 1953


    Harrogate Borough Council is currently preparing a new Local Plan which will set out how the district should grow and develop to 2035. Link to HBC's Online Planning Application Information (opens in a new window) Link to Harrogate District Draft Local Plan Additional Sites consultation 14 July - 25 August 2017 (opens in a new window)
  • Birstwith Road Site (HM9)

    Harrogate Borough Council is preparing a new Local Plan that will set out how the district should grow and develop to 2035. Birstwith Road is proposed as an Additional Site HM9 and is now the subject of a consultation exercise.See:
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Meeting 12th August 2013

Parish Council mailings for meeting on 12th August 2013

  1. Dear Clerk, please find attached a joint National Association of Local Councils (NALC) and Society of Local Council Clerk (SLCC) circular.  This gives details of the new pay scales applicable from 1 April 2013 for clerks, deputy/assistant clerks, responsible financial officers and other staff employed below spinal column point 15.  A cost of living increase of 1% has been awarded.
    Yours sincerely
    Sheena Spence

  • YLCA Info Note for 19 July 2013
  1. Dear Clerk, please find attached our most recent e-bulletin for information.
    Yours sincerely
    Sheena Spence

  • Good Councillor's Guide
  1. We have now received hard copies of the new, 4th edition of the Good Councillor’s Guide.  Please find costs below.

    Each Good Councillor’s Guide costs £2.00.
    1 copy plus postage & package          £3.50
    2 copies plus postage & package       £5.80
    3 copies plus postage & package       £7.80
    4 copies plus postage & package       £10.30
    5 copies plus postage & package       £13.00
    6 copies plus postage & package       £15.00
    7 copies plus postage & package       £20.00
    8 copies plus postage & package       £22.00
    9 copies plus postage & package       £24.00
    10 copies plus postage & package     £26.00

    If you require more than 10 copies please contact us.
    If you would like to order copies please e-mail Joy Morgan at

  • Weekly Email News Digest - 22 July 2013
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  • Kirkwells' Neighbourhood Planning News July 2013
  1. The July issue of our popular Neighbourhood Planning News is out now.
    Click here to download a copy or open the attachment.
    July’s issue has stories on:
        Onshore wind – new powers and benefits for communities
        Community Right to Build
        Neighbourhood Planning: Do we? Don’t we?
        How much does it cost to produce a neighbourhood plan?

  • Dales Connect Bulletin - Summer 2013
  1. Dear all,
    Please find attached the Dales Connect Bulletin - Summer 2013. The bulletin will be published quarterly by DITA - the not-for-profit Dales Integrated Transport Alliance. Any feedback would be very welcome.
    We'd also be grateful for any help in spreading the word about the One Way £1 bus fare scheme for under-19s. As it 'says on the tin', the scheme provides young people with £1 single bus fares. It is in place throughout the summer until 1 September 2013 with participating bus operators in the Dales area. See for details.
    Please also forward the bulletin to any contacts who you think would be interested. Anyone may 'subscribe' via the Contact page on the above website. Alternatively, please let me know if you don't wish to receive these quarterly bulletins.
    Many thanks and best wishes,
    Randall Ghent
    Connecting the Dales Project Leader
    Direct:0113 3481749 • Extn:1749
    Mobile: 07919 391773
    Metro, 40 - 50 Wellington Street, Leeds  LS1 2DE

  • Historic Towns Forum Tourism and Neighbourhood Planning event - Hereford 31 July / 01 August
  1. Engaging businesses and communities with the tourism economy in historic towns – how to work with BIDs, Neighbourhood Plans, and the USP of your area.
    The Historic Towns Forum has long seen the value in working with retail, tourism bodies councils, private companies and local communities in order to help practitioners within historic towns make the right connections to develop, promote, and understand what works within their town centres.
    Working with several proactive and innovative bodies from within the sector, this July 31 and August 01 we are offering an event in conjunction with the Herefordshire and Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce, the Town Council, Visit Herefordshire, Herefordshire College of Technology and new HTF partners ASHTAV. The event will focus on how to engage businesses and communities with the tourism economy, how to set up BIDs, make the most of neighbourhood planning, and importantly, how to work within current legislation using best practice and knowledge sharing case studies.
    Key speakers include Sir Ben Gill OBE, The Right Worshipful Mayor of Hereford, Cllr Phillip Edwards, Department of Communities & Local Government, Association of Town & City Management, Royal Town Planning Institute, VisitEngland, Visit Herefordshire, Revive & Thrive and many others.
    In addition to exploring important and relevant topics there will be a showcase of local entertainment, talent, food and drink, with participation by the next generation of heritage enthusiasts.
    With places as little as £50 the event is booking quickly - please do get in touch! We look forward to seeing you there!
    To see the programme and book your place:
    With very best wishes
    Dr Noël  James
  2. Director
    Historic Towns Forum
    T: 01865 612033

  • Weekly Email News Digest - 15 July 2013
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  • YLCA Info Note for 15 July 2013
  1. Dear Clerk, please find attached our most recent e-bulletin for information.
    Yours sincerely
    Sheena Spence

  1. Dear Clerk, the National Association of Local Councils is taking opportunity to press for reform of the current legislation which permits a parish poll to be called when a parish meeting is held (Local Government Act 1972, Schedule 12).  The opening to do this has come from the Local Audit and Accountability Bill which is making its way through Parliament and is currently at the Grand Committee stage in the House of Lords.  The National Association is working with its President Lord Lytton and other peers to amend the Bill to provide for reform of the rules.  Members will be aware that changes to this legislation is a long standing objective of the sector - the parish poll rules are out of date, provide for vexatious use on matters not directly affecting the local area or the responsibilities of the local council, and can result in a waste of precious council resources and tax-payers money when misused.

    Please would you be able to take time to complete a survey which will help NALC with this work? It is primarily for members who have experienced a parish poll in their area.   The survey can be found at:

    If you can help that would be great and if so, if you could try to complete and return the survey by mid next week that would be much appreciated.

    Many thanks.
    Yours sincerely
    Sheena Spence

  • A Group Visit and Guided Tour of Helmsley Walled Garden on Friday 2nd August 2013 from 10.a.m. to 5.00 p.m.
  1. The Harrogate District Over 50’s Forum are running a trip to the Helmsley Walled Garden on Friday 2nd August at a cost of £18 per person. If it is appropriate I would be very grateful if you are able to help publicise the Forums first trip.
  2. Open to Everyone over 50

  • The Nidderdale Plus Partnership Minutes
  1. Dear All,
    Please find attached for your reference, notes from a recent meeting of the wider membership of the Nidderdale Strategic Partnership.
    Rochelle Wilson
     On behalf of the Admin Team
    The Nidderdale Plus Partnership
     Registered address:
    7 The Old Workhouse
    King Street
    Pateley Bridge
    HG3 5LE
    Tel: 01423 714953
     Company No. 5331403
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Meeting 12th August 2013
Parish Council mailings for meeting on 12th August 2013