The defibrillator training session due to be held Thursday 1st March has been CANCELLED


Due to the current bad weather and future forecast for the rest of the week the decision has been taken to cancel the defibrillator training session on Thursday 1st March at 6.00pm. A new date will be arranged and published soon.

A decision will be taken on Thursday morning as to whether the normal Parish Council meeting will go ahead at 7.30pm.



THURSDAY 1st MARCH 2018 @ 6.00pm

Ampleforth Parish Council purchased a community access defibrillator which is located on the exterior wall of the Village Shop/Post Office.
Miss Kiri Frampton, Community Defibrillation Trainer from the Yorkshire Ambulance Service will be attending this event to provide a second training session on the defibrillator.
The Parish Council would love for as many residents as possible to attend the training session to learn how this life saving piece of equipment should be used in the event of an emergency.
For any queries regarding the event please contact the Clerk, Louise Pink on (01904) 861468 or

The next Ampleforth Parish Council meeting will take place on Thursday 1st March 2018 @ 7.30pm

The next Ampleforth Parish Council meeting will be held in the Village Hall on Thursday 1st March 2018.

This meeting will start at 6pm with a defibrillator training session by a representative from the Yorkshire Ambulance Service and followed by the Parish Council meeting at 7.30pm.

Once produced, the agenda can be found in the Agenda’s and Minutes tab.


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

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 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.