Minor changes to Stephensons Service 31X Timetable

The Parish Council have been informed that from the 31st October Stephensons buses will be making some minor changes to its 31X service.

Please find attached a copy of the revised timetable. A copy has also been placed on the noticeboard.

Stephensons Revised Timetable

New Channel 5 Hospitality Series


Dream about retiring from the rat race and running a B&B?

Strapped for cash but have a spare room to rent?

Do you have a spare room that you could be renting – but it needs clearing out and a lick of paint? If you’re looking for ways to earn cash from your home and fancy a home makeover – call us now!

Have you thought about renting a room out in your home, or turning your home into a B&B but don’t know where to start?

Ricochet the makers of Channel 4’s Food Unwrapped, Channel 5’s Cowboy Builders and Bodge jobs and BBC’s Family Finders and Michel Roux’s Service are seeking people to take part in a new TV show on the art of hospitality. If you’re thinking about renting a room out for some extra cash either for short term lets, holiday lets or setting up a B&B- call us now on 01273 224 829 or email BandB@ricochet.co.uk

B&B Expert

‘To B&B The Best’ (provisional working title) is a new series for Channel 5 about homeowners who are hoping to make some cash from their spare rooms. In each episode, our award-winning B&B expert will visit a different homeowner who has either just started or is about to start opening up their own home to paying guests. We are looking for charismatic and experienced B&B owners who’d like to share their knowledge and experience with others.

To take part, call us now on 01273 224 829 or email: BandB@ricochet.co.uk


October Parish Council Meeting – CANCELLED

Due to unforeseen circumstances the planned Parish Council meeting on Thursday 5th October has had to be cancelled. An alternative date is currently being arranged and will be published shortly. In the meantime if anyone has any queries please do not hesitate to contact the Clerk:-

Louise Pink

(01904) 272079



Anti-Fracking Motion

Following a presentation provided to the Parish Council on the 2nd April, Ampleforth Parish Council took the decision to pass a motion and declare Ampleforth as anti-fracking.

Please find below a link to a copy of the motion passed.

Ampleforth Anti-Fracking Motion

If anyone has any questions or issues concerning this please contact the Clerk.

Uncontested Election for Ampleforth

The election for Parish Councillors for the Parish of Ampleforth was uncontested and the following people have been appointed:-

Mr Ray Lane

Mr Rod Moreton

Mrs Mary Raynar

Mrs Frances Toynbee

Mrs Sue Shepherd


Police Matters – New Ampleforth PC Andy Marsden

In February 2015 PC Andy Marsden, PC19 took over the responsibilities for the Safer Neighbourhood Policing in the Helmsley and Kirkbymoorside areas from PC Steve Leach who has now moved on to Malton. PC Marsden has worked in Ryedale for nearly 20 years, 5 of which were as community officer in Kirkbymoorside and 13 years as community officer for the Pickering area.

The 101 number can be used to either report a crime or to contact a PC or PCSO directly. You will need to enter the officers name or collar number when prompted to do so.

For any neighbourhood policing issues PC Marsden can be contacted by email on Andy.Marsden@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk.

During a recent open residents meeting with PC Marsden he advised that neighbourhood watch plays a very important job within villages and is especially important in this climate when police staff levels are at a low. If any residents would like to look into setting up a neighbourhood watch scheme PC Marsden would be happy to assist in this and can provide valuable help and assistance.



Ampleforth from Yearsley Bank


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The view from the hill






A fine view of the main street looking down from Knoll Hill. Easter snow!