Over £90,000 for ‘youth and adult play provision’ and call for volunteers for a youth club

Gary Housden of Ryedale District Council is attending the Annual Parish Meeting to discuss how the considerable sums of s106 monies from the 2 new housing developments in Ampleforth can be applied for and used by the village as the developments reach the trigger points (based on numbers of houses sold) for making the funds available.  The monies are for youth and adult play provision.

Lilly Allenby, Youth Development Worker for North Yorkshire Youth helps villages to set up youth clubs.  Three volunteers are needed.  She has set up nine Youth Clubs in the area and is currently setting up one in Helmsley which could be made available to Ampleforth residents for a while.

Maggie Farey of Rural Action Yorkshire will be attending to give advice on projects and volunteering.

The meeting is on Thursday 1 May at 6.30pm in the Village Hall and refreshments will be available afterwards.  It will be followed by the Annual Meeting of the Parish Council.


The Clerk for Ampleforth is now Mrs Louise Pink.

Ampleforth Remembers grant

The parish council has given a grant of £200 towards the Ampleforth Remembers commemorations this summer.

Community payback

The Community Payback team have already carried out some excellent work within the village, painting gates and railing and restoring benches. They will be attending again towards the winter to complete some further work cutting back overhanging hedges and clearing paths.


Ampleforth Activity Class has been awarded a grant of £150 from the Parish Council.  For more information about the class please see under the ‘Clubs’ tab.

Station Road Appeal

The appeal by David Wilson Homes against the refusal of planning permission by Ryedale District Council has been allowed.

For the Appeal Decision and the s106 agreement please see the Station Road page listed under the Parish Council tab.

Winter Services Policy

At its October meeting, the parish council adopted a Winter Services policy. See the page under the parish council heading.

Driver/Befriender Scheme Grant £250

At its October meeting, the parish council decided to give a grant of £250 towards the expenses of the drivers and volunteers of the Ampleforth Patient’s Forum Driver/Befriender Scheme.  Between the 29th September 2011 and the 3 September 2013, 397 requests for help with transport to a healthcare appointment have been made from Hovingham and Ampleforth Surgeries.

If you, or if you know of anyone, who would like to volunteer as a driver/befriender please contact  Steve Twynham of the Community Service Volunteers Charity running the scheme on 07757 684099.

Ryedale Plan Inspection result

Report into Examination into the Ryedale Plan – Local Plan Strategy

The Planning Inspectorate issued the final report into the Local Plan Strategy (LPS) on Wednesday, 14 August 2013, following its submission in May 2012 and hearing sessions which took place in September and October 2012 and May 2013.

The Inspector has concluded that the LPS is sound, subject to the inclusion of a schedule of main modifications which is appended to his report. On this basis, the Inspector states that the LPS “provides an appropriate basis for the planning of the District to 2027”.

Ryedale District Council will  seek to adopt the LPS on the basis of the recommendations in the Inspector’s report at a Full Council meeting.

Link to RDC Press Release

Link to Local Plan Strategy page – all documents

Link to Planning Inspector’s Report 

The Millennium Green – June

Everyone is welcome to quietly enjoy the Millennium Green.  A path skirts the green and there are a few seats. If you bring a dog, please keep it on a lead and clear up after it.

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