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 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.

2013-MG-northern edge in flower reduce

Petition for an extra councillor

For information and  a form to print out if you haven’t signed, please click here.  At least 250 signatures of electors are needed and there are about 100 so far.