05 February 2024Curry Night plus 'Life on the High Seas' - A talk by Jenny Blackburn

Hello everyone

We are holding our first social event in the Institute on Friday 1st March at 7pm.

This will be a talk by Jenny Blackburn telling us about her adventures on a round the world sailing race, alongside a good meal of curry, rice and naan bread etc.

The cost for the meal will be £7 per person.

Please bring your own drinks.

RSVP  by 23 Feb to or telephone Alison on 01677 460135. 

17 January 2024Thornton Steward Social Activity Newsletter

Please click here to see details of events planned for 2024.

09 January 2024Energy Efficiency - Home Upgrade Grants are now available. Find out whether you are eligible!

The following information has been sent to the Parish Clerk by North Yorkshire Council, to alert us to the availability of grants which could help make our homes warmer and more energy efficient. Click here to see a poster summarising this information. 

A new grant is available for North Yorkshire residents to help make homes more energy efficient.  

The Home Upgrade Grant phase 2 (HUG2) is available to help homes that are not on mains gas and have poor quality insulation and inefficient heating systems. 

The grant can be used for improvements such as insulation and solar panels to air source heat pumps and smart heating controls. 

These will help save money on energy bills and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. 

To qualify for the new scheme residents must have a household income of £31,000 or less and/or meet other eligibility checks.

Properties must also be technically suitable for the measures available in the scheme and have a low energy efficiency rating (between D and G on an energy performance certificate).

Private rented properties are eligible to apply although landlords must contribute at least a third of the total cost of the upgrade. 

This scheme is now open and we are working with community interest company YES Energy Solutions who will deliver the improvements to homes.

They can be contacted by calling 01422 880 100 or visit the YES energy solutions website to find out more. You can also visit our website to register your details to find out more about the scheme.


27 December 2023CANCELLED - BRING YOUR LEFTOVERS EVENING, planned for Thursday 28th December

Apologies to those who had planned to attend this event, which has been cancelled due to too few people expressing interest in attending.

02 December 2023Enquiry about the origin of 'Arklow Hill'

The website has received the following enquiry from Mr Pat Power. If anyone has any information which could help in his research, he would be most grateful if you could contact him using the email address below.

Hello from Pat Power,  Arklow,  Co Wicklow, Ireland.

I am doing some research into other ‘Arklow's. So far, there are three as well as my home town of Arklow. They are in Co Wexford, Ireland, an Arklow Hill near the village of Crosby Garrett, in Cumbria and your community in Thornton Steward. Would anyone in the heritage or local history community in Thornton Steward throw any light on the origin of the name Arklow Hill? I have the derivative for the other three but yours has eluded me.

Any help or suggestion in further research would be greatly aAppreciated.

Yours faithfully  
Pat Power (Mr)


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.

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