10 January 2019Precept consultation - Investing in our local police and fire and rescue service. Have your say!

The Thornton Steward Parish Meeting has received the following communication from Julia Mulligan, North Yorkshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner. Our feedback is required via an online survey which should take take only 2 or 3 minutes to complete and there are links below to further information about the consultation. The survey ends at midnight on 20th January 2019.


Precept consultation

I am asking North Yorkshire residents how much they are willing to pay in their council tax bill for North Yorkshire Police and North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service.

The survey began on 13 December and is open until 20 January 2019.

The survey will be carried out in two ways, by telephone to a representative sample of taxpayers and online where any resident can have their say. It is with the promotion of the online survey that I would like your help with.

I’d be extremely grateful if you could help promote the online survey on your website / blog, public notice boards, at your public meetings and when you are engaging with your communities. If you use social media, look out for #TellJulia at and please re-tweet and share.

Read the press release
Find out about the consultation
Start the survey at
Posters and leaflets are available to download from my website

If you would like hard copies of the poster or leaflets please contact my office. The leaflet includes the questionnaire with free post return.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Thank you very much for your help.

Kind regards

Julia Mulligan
North Yorkshire Police Fire and Crime Commissioner

12 December 2018Minutes from the Parish Meeting held on 7th December 2018

Please click here to see the minutes from this meeting.

06 November 2018Time to Celebrate - The Thornton Steward Institute Foundation!

The Institute was opened in 1926. A philanthropic idea put into motion by a group of people from the Parish. They included a smallholder, a landowner, the vicar and a housewife. It provided a meeting place; somewhere to read the papers; regular dances and fetes; and a wide range of activities and uses. It obtained charitable status and has continued since its inception with a range of Trustees to manage its affairs. 

The original constitution was complex. To simplify the constitution, in particular in the areas of liability, which affected the recruitment of Trustees, a process was started over four years ago to set it up as a Charitable Incorporated Organisation. A CIO. With the support of Richmond Council for Voluntary Services, Law Works, (an organisation that seeks out pro bono legal work), and Latham and Watkins, Solicitors, London this has finally been achieved. 

The CIO is called Thornton Steward Institute Foundation. 

Its first meeting is to be on 6th December at 7pm in The Institute. 

All welcome! Come along and join us for a drink to celebrate!

22 October 2018Family History: Thompson Hall and Ann Newton

We have received an email with further information about this couple who lived in Thornton Steward in the 1800s. See the Family History page for more details.

20 May 2018Minutes from the Parish Meeting held on 15th May 2018, along with the accounts for 2017-18.

Please click here to see the minutes from this meeting.

The accounts for 2017-18 were presented by the Finance Officer, Chris Leak, and these can be seen by clicking here.

18 January 2018Minutes from the Parish Meeting held on 15th January 2018

Please click here to see the minutes from this meeting.

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