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    This privacy and cookies policy sets out how Hampsthwaite Village 2011 uses and protects any information that you may give Hampsthwaite Village 2011 when you use this website.
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  • Register of Interests

    The Register of Members’ Interests Forms are available for public inspection. In addition, the interests are published on Harrogate Borough Council's website – there is a link from the Parish Councils page, or type the following web address into your browser:
  • 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:
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Current Year Communications from HBC and NYCC

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Is your broadband in the slow lane?

Please encourage the residents, businesses and any relevant networks in you catchment to complete the survey which can be found here - or by clicking on the image opposite
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Launch of the Crime Not To Care Campaign

It’s a #CrimeNotToCare when it comes to getting rid of your rubbish.  On the week commencing the 4th June  2018 we are launching a campaign to tackle the epidemic of fly tipping that is affecting communities up and down the country.  In our District in the past 12 months there have been just over 630 incidents of fly tipping and this cost the council just over £40,000 to clear up.
#CrimeNotToCare, which is being run in partnership with environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy, aims to educate householders about the right thing to do with their rubbish and to reduce the amount of household waste that is fly-tipped by rogue traders who offer to take people’s waste away for money and then dump it.  The campaign aims to get the message across that if an individual’s waste is fly tipped, even if they gave it to a third party to dispose of, they can be prosecuted and end up with a fine and a criminal record.


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Invitation to Voluntary and Community groups - Launch event THE LOCAL LOTTO for the Harrogate District

Together with THE LOCAL FUND for the Harrogate District partnership we are launching a new online lottery called THE LOCAL LOTTO for the Harrogate District.
THE LOCAL LOTTO is a fundraising opportunity for local voluntary and community groups across the Harrogate district which also enables players to support the good causes they care about most.
It is free for good causes to join and the money raised makes an important contribution towards keeping our voluntary and community sector thriving across the district.
60p from every £1 ticket of THE LOCAL LOTTO for the Harrogate District will go direct to local charities, voluntary organisations and community groups. Players of the lottery can win a £25,000 jackpot plus smaller prizes each week.
THE LOCAL LOTTO for the Harrogate District Lottery scheme will enable charities, voluntary organisations and community groups like you to have your own lottery web page created, and 50p in every pound spent by players using your webpage will be retained by you.  A further 10p in every pound will go into THE LOCAL FUND for the Harrogate District, with the remainder being put towards lottery prizes, operating costs and VAT.
So you can find out more about this exciting opportunity we would like to invite you to attend one of our launch events designed specifically to brief local good causes which could benefit from participating. Launch events will take place across the Harrogate district where you will hear all about the new lottery, how it works and how your organisation can get involved.
Arrival for each launch event is 5.15pm for a 5.30pm start and you will be joined by other local charities and community groups from the area. Refreshments will be available on arrival. There will be partners on hand to provide advice and guidance on what you have to do and the next steps. Most importantly, you will be given sign up information on how your community group can become one of the first local organisations to benefit from THE LOCAL LOTTO for the Harrogate District.
Please let us know if you would care to join us by completing the relevant event organiser link below:
·         19th June 2018 at Community House, Ripon Community House Ripon
·         20th June 2018 Chain Lane Community Centre, Knaresborough
Chain Lane Community Centre, Knaresborough
·         25th June 2018 Civic Centre, Harrogate
Civic Centre, Harrogate
·         27th June 2018 Methodist Hall, Pateley Bridge
Methodist Hall, Pateley Bridge
Please register by 13th June 2018, with the names of those attending. We are looking forward to meeting you.
If you are unable to register or require further information please contact Fiona Friday or telephone 01423 500600.

Share your views on Neighbourhood Policing in North Yorkshire

About twelve months ago, changes were made to the make-up of North Yorkshire Police’s neighbourhood policing teams.
I am keen to find out if these changes have been successful, and to know if people are satisfied with local policing—and as always, if people feel safe.
The best way for me to do this, is to hear from yourselves, other representatives, residents and business, of the very people who rely on their local PCSOs and officers to keep them safe.
The survey opens on Wednesday 23 May and will close on 29 July.
It is available on-line, at:
As Neighbourhood Policing is such an important and highly valued part of the service the police provide to the public, I would be very grateful if you could support this initiative and encourage people to participate.
The Neighbourhood Policing Survey will be distributed online, via the media, and will be made available in public buildings such as libraries and council offices across North Yorkshire.
The survey runs until Sunday 29 July and we'll use the results to look at how we can make sure community policing reflects the needs of local areas, as best we can.

Using the links below, the press release and poster, I’d be extremely grateful if you could promote the survey on local websites, Facebook page, public notice boards, at your local meetings and when you are engaging with your communities. If you use social media, look out for #NeighbourhoodPolicingSurvey and please re-Tweet and share.
    Read the embargoed press release
    Download, print out and pin up a poster link
    Link to take the survey:

If you would like hard copies of the poster or leaflets with a very short questionnaire, please contact my office, or if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch.
Thank you very much for your help.
Kind regards–

Julia Mulligan
Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire
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Healthwatch North Yorkshire

Driven by the views and experiences of both patients and the public, Healthwatch North Yorkshire stands as both the independent voice on health and social care and as a key information point for service users across the county.

Healthwatch is here to support everyone across North Yorkshire to:

Have a say in how health and social care services are provided
Find out about health and social care services
Make a formal complaint about NHS services

You can contact us on 01904 683802 or by e-mailing

Appeal for North Yorkshire communities to have their say on rural crime

Following the launch of the 2018 National Rural Crime Survey, I am appealing for as many people as possible in North Yorkshire to complete the survey to ensure that North Yorkshire’s voice is heard.

The survey is available on-line, here:

In short, I want to know the true picture of crime and anti-social behaviour in rural communities across North Yorkshire – from Skipton to Sleights, Stokesley to Selby, we want to hear people’s voices. This survey is an excellent way to get that understanding, and in turn hold the police to account for the services we receive.

North Yorkshire’s geography means rural crime has a particularly strong impact on people, whether that be the sheer distance they live from their neighbour, or the moorlands being a perfect habitat for birds of prey which brings with it opportunities for wildlife crime. The number of farms and rural businesses also increases the opportunities for cross-border crime, whether that be a livery, a farm or financial services.

We know from the 2015 survey that these issues are of considerable interest to your community, and I would be very grateful if you could pass on this information.

Using the links below, and the press release and poster, please promote the survey on your website, Facebook page, public notice boards, at community meetings and events. If you use social media, look out for #RuralCrimeSurvey and please re-Tweet and share.

    Read the press release - Make your voice heard – The 2018 National #RuralCrimeSurvey
    Download, print out and pin up a poster
    Link to take the survey:

If you require hard copies of the poster or additional promotional materials, please contact my office. The survey closes on 10 June 2018.

Thank you very much for your help.
Kind regards
Julia Mulligan
Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire
April Newsletter Update

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News from Harrogate Borough Council Parish Council

Grants and Interest-free Loans for Energy Saving Home Improvements

The cold winter may have passed, but we still need to think about making sure our homes are ready for the worst of the weather. Remember the recent “Beast from the East” cold weather snap? For some people, preparing to keep warm in winter is a year-round concern, so Harrogate Borough Council is really keen for local residents to make the most of a special grant and interest-free loan scheme available for home energy efficiency improvements. There is only a limited time left to claim a grant – the scheme closes for new applications in September 2018.

The council has targeted the grants and interest-free loans at those who need them most:

· Households with an income less than £35,000 with an Energy Performance Certificate rating of E, F or G are all eligible. If their energy rating is D then they also need to be over 60, or have children under 16 in their household, or have a chronic illness which is affected by the cold. Our advisors can check householders’ home energy score or work it out for them, and check the other eligibility criteria if they are not sure.

· Households with an income less than £35,000 are automatically eligible if they live in one of these council wards: Granby, High Harrogate, Low Harrogate, New Park, Ripon Minster, Saltergate, Starbeck, Woodfield. Note that these are the old ward boundaries. Again, the advisors can check for eligibility if you are not sure.

· Disabled Facilities Grant recipients are automatically eligible, if their DFG contribution is less than £500.

The grant covers all kinds of loft and wall insulation. A contribution may sometimes be needed from the customer, but this will always be discussed with our advisors first. For new energy efficient and reliable boilers, an interest-free loan would cover the up-front cost.

The scheme is being administered on behalf of Harrogate Borough Council by City of York council. For further information, please contact our friendly advisors at York, on 01904 552300.
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York and North Yorkshire Play and Recreation Association Conference

Please see the attached Newsletter and invite for our Launch Conference and the Town and Parish Council Design for Play Seminar.
We really hope that you can come along and support the new project and have a big input into the future of children's  play and recreation across the County.
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