Grounds Maintenance Service

The Parish Council is seeking quotes for grounds maintenance of specific areas within the village. These include roadside verges, the Millennium Green and the churchyard and cemetery. We are looking for contractors to undertake the work during 2020. Full details of the requirement can be found here.

Exercise Classes

New sessions of the chair-based exercise classes have started in the Village Hall on Wednesday mornings, 11:30 – 12:30.

If you’re struggling with mobility and want to keep fit, these classes are for you. For more details click here.

Allerton Waste Recovery Park

The Allerton Waste Recovery treatment facility deals with ‘black bag. waste from homes across York and North Yorkshire. It deals with general waste that is not recycled directly – ie the rubbish we put in the green/black bins. Previously, this waste went to landfill, but is now further processed in tbe plant to extract additional recyclable material. The residue is incinerated and the heat used to generate electricity, which is fed into the national grid.

The facility offers interesting free visits and educational sessions – please see here.

Closure of Sutton Bank – A170 Annual Maintenance

Dear Resident/ Proprietor,


This letter is to advise you that North Yorkshire County Council is intending to carry out the annual essential maintenance works on Sutton Bank. This work will ensure that this strategic route remains in a structurally sound condition.

The works this year includes the annual inspection and maintenance of the rock face. These works will result in Sutton Bank being closed from Monday 10 September 2018 for one week, weather permitting.

A diversion route will be signed appropriately along the caravan route, which includes the Main Street in Ampleforth. In order to assist with the increase in traffic flow and to maintain a safe passage for vehicles through the village it would be appreciated that where possible vehicles are parked off the road during the closure.

Every effort will be made to ensure the work is completed as soon as possible and that any disruption is kept to a minimum.

For further information including diversion information and to sign up for alerts please go to;

We apologise for any disruption that these works may cause and would again request your cooperation to help ensure an efficiently and safely executed project.

Yours faithfully
Customer Resolution Ce

WW1 Memorial Rose Garden

A rose garden is being designed at the entrance to  St. Hilda’s Church to commemorate the end of the First World War. The design is shown below. Donations towards setting up the garden are very welcome. Contact Sheila Harrison on 01439788279.


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.

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!