22 November 2023Christmas Carol Service and Decorating the Church

Whilst there are still a few shopping days left until Christmas, there is a date for the diary which needs a mention.

Friday, 8th December 2023 at 18:30 sees this year’s Christmas Carol Service in our very own St. Oswald’s church. The traditional service is a lovely start to the festive season and features Christmas Carols accompanied by an organist in the beautifully decorated church. Please join us all on this special occasion for the service followed by mulled wine and mince pies generously provided by our neighbours.

Any willing volunteers who can spare some time and join the merry band on the morning of Thursday, 7th December (from 9:30am) would be extremely welcome to help decorate the church.

Given the super weather we have been having, car parking is extremely limited and so we ask that this is restricted to those who really need it.

05 November 2023'Trim the Institute' evening, with Mulled Wine, Pie and Peas!

As we fast approach the Christmas season, we invite you to join in decorating the Institute, having a glass of mulled wine and enjoying pie and peas with your neighbours.

Please click here for more details and RSVP to Alison with your choice of pie by Monday 27th November.

01 November 2023POSTPONED - Pie & Peas Supper and Games Night in The Institute

Unfortunately, numbers were a little low for this event, so the decision was taken to postpone and make it a festive event and 'trim the Institute' evening on 2 December instead.

Further details will be available in due course.

30 October 2023New photos added to the website!

Those of you who attended the Harvest Lunch in The Institute in September will have seen a fabulous array of photos on display and they have now been added to the website.

Please click here to see them.

11 October 2023Minutes from the Parish Meeting held on 27 September 2023

Please click here to see the minutes from this meeting.

23 September 2023Percy Sadler, former resident of Thornton Steward

The website received an email two days ago, letting us know the sad news that Percy has passed away peacefully, following a long illness. His funeral is at 11am on 2nd October at Kirkleatham Crematorium.

Percy was born in Thornton Steward in 1931 and he lived here until he decided to join the police force and move to the north east at the age of 27.

He was very fond of the village and sent warm Christmas greetings to us all in 2020, followed by some wonderful poems, which he kindly agreed could be published on the website. They can be found by clicking the following link:

The Poems of Percy Sadler

Rest in Peace, Percy.

16 September 2023Christmas Wreath Making Workshop, Friday 8th December in The Institute

16 September 2023Wine Tasting Competition in the Institute, Saturday 7th October at 7pm

Please click here to see details of this event and confirm your attendance by 29th September.

18 August 2023Parish Meeting in the Institute, Wednesday 27 September, 2023, 18:30

To see the agenda for this meeting, please click here.

17 August 2023Curry and Quiz Night - Friday 1st September, 7pm

11 July 2023Village Fete, Saturday 15th July - Change of plan... 3pm start!

As the weather forecast is not looking great for this weekend, our next social event in the Village is now the Fete with tea and cakes to be held in the village Institute from 3pm.

• The fete will have tables selling books, plants and produce ( fruit / veg, baking etc.)
• We will be offering tea and cakes for sale
• All proceeds from the fete will go to the village funds
• We are looking for contributions to the fete - please drop any donations for the fete a couple of days in advance and pop into the car port at Moorlinch where there will be a table ready for them
• All welcome

02 June 2023Minutes from the Parish Meeting held on 31 May 2023

Please click here to see the minutes from this meeting.

02 June 2023Annual Governance and Accounting Statements, 2022-23

The Annual Governance and Accounting Statements for 2022-23, which were approved and signed at the Parish Meeting held on 31 May 2023, are now available on the Parish Meeting Accounts webpage which can be seen by clicking here

16 May 2023BBQ on the village green, Saturday 3rd June at 6pm

Please click here to see full details of this event which will start a little earlier than usual, so that families with children may be able to attend.

29 April 2023Agenda for Parish Meeting in The Institute, 31 May 2023

Please click here to see the agenda for this meeting.

27 April 2023Thornton Steward Social Activity Newsletter, April 2023

A wide range of social events has been planned for the next few months, details of which can be seen by clicking here.

06 April 2023The New North Yorkshire Council

North Yorkshire Council has provided us with information for residents on the background to the recent reorganisation and details of the changes, FAQs and how to contact the Council etc.

Please click here to see this information.

23 February 2023Thornton Steward Social Activity Newsletter, February 2023

Please click here to view the newsletter and to find out about the events planned for 2023.

03 February 2023North Yorkshire Council Launch campaign – Parish and Town Councils Communications Pack

North Yorkshire Council launches on 1 April and our Parish Clerk has received a 'Communications Pack' document for circulation among residents. It aims to create awareness of the council, highlight the benefits of having one unitary authority, reassure customers about business continuity, and inform them of how to contact the new council from day one.

Please click here to see the document.

03 February 2023Minutes from the Parish Meeting held on 1 February 2023

Please click here to see the minutes from this meeting.

27 January 2023Warm and Welcome Spaces in Richmondshire

A number of Warm and Welcome Spaces have been created across Richmondshire to help vulnerable and elderly people through the cost of living crisis.

Each one provides a warm space where anyone who is cold can go to stay warm, socialise and enjoy some additional activities and hot refreshments.

The scheme has been set up in response to the current cost-of-living crisis to support community organisations to open a network of warm, safe and welcoming spaces to help people struggling with the cost of living, especially residents worried about the cost of heating their homes during the winter months.

Click here to see the Directory of Warm Spaces as published by the Council in January 2023.

26 January 2023Quote from Olivers Tree Services

Following the survey of trees carried out in 2022 by Barnes Associates Ltd, Olivers Tree Services quoted for the work recommended and the details can be seen by clicking here.

Work on T19,T20, and T22 have already been carried out.

26 January 2023Revised Map of the Village Green

Sam has very kindly revised the plan for the village green, which can be seen by clicking here. It can also be viewed on the notice board.

23 January 2023Draft Parish Charter Consultation

Our Parish Clerk has received a letter from the Chief Executive of North Yorkshire County Council, inviting the Thornton Steward Parish Meeting to complete a questionnaire which is seeking our views on a Draft Parish Charter Consultation document

The Charter sets out the arrangements for partnership working between the new North Yorkshire Council (which comes into effect on 1 April 2023), and local City, Town and Parish Councils and Parish Meetings.

Please click on the links above in order to see the letter, questionnaire and the Draft Charter document. 

The proposed arrangements will be discussed at the Parish Meeting being held in The Institute on 1st February 2023 and the questionnaire will be completed during the meeting. (See forthcoming events for Agenda.)

23 January 2023Parish Meeting on 1st February - Amended Agenda


1/ Agree minutes from last meeting 06 September 2022

2/ Update on voluntary registration of Village Green (Click here to see revised map)

3/ Discuss tree survey and action required (Click here to see quote by Olivers Tree Services)

4/ Update on how Area Partnership Fund has been spent

5/ Update on cost of moving the defibrillator to the bus shelter, and in the interim improving the signs

6/ Update on planes that are frequently flying over the village

7/ Update on placing a bin in the reservoir car park

8/ Update re Institute and Social Group fund raising

9/ Update on grass cutting contract

10/ Agree answers to Draft Parish Charter Consultation

11/ Update on dispute over building work on Back Lane

Everyone welcome 

07 December 2022Auction of Promises - The Results!

The Thornton Steward Social Committee is really pleased to report that £1130 was raised from the auction of promises on Saturday 3 December.

Thanks to all who donated promises and all who so generously bid for these. We also raised £240 from the raffle and donations so all in all £1370 raised in total for the Village Institute.
Many  thanks to all who made this event such a success. 

Photos from the evening have been posted on the village Facebook page.

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