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

Tour De Yorkshire – 5th May 2018

Tour de Yorkshire, 5 May 2018

On Saturday 5 May 2018 riders in the Tour de Yorkshire will compete in the third stage of the men’s race. With a world class field of cyclists and live international TV coverage, it promises to be an exciting event and a great opportunity to showcase our beautiful county. We are writing to all Parish Councils along the route to ask for your support with delivering some important messages to help make the event a success.
Stage 3: Saturday 5 May – Richmond to Scarborough, 184km (114.3 miles)
The riders will start in Richmond’s market place at 13:10 and finish on the now-legendary Scarborough North Bay sea front just after 17:30.

We want to make the Tour de Yorkshire an enjoyable event; to help us do this there are a number of safety messages that we would appreciate your help with sharing and publicising where possible, these are as follows:
To help ensure the safety of the race and provide maximum opportunities for spectators to watch the race we encourage as many people as possible to leave their cars at home.
For those who need to drive they should plan ahead, know the route they can take and where they can park responsibly to walk or cycle to their chosen spot to watch the race.
To ensure the safety of the race, spectators and residents, parking on the race route is prohibited.
Spectators are advised to avoid standing on sections of the route that are narrow, have no verge or have walls with a drop behind them. They should keep to footpaths and protect dry stone walls by not climbing, standing or sitting on them. The use of drones for photography is strictly prohibited.
Dogs should be kept on a short lead and the race route kept clear until the last riders and the end of race vehicle have passed.

The majority of the route will be operating under rolling road closures, which will typically last up to one hour; however, there are some locations on the route which will be subject to longer closures. These closures are to ensure the safety of riders, support teams and spectators, staff and volunteers. Access for emergency services will be maintained at all times and we aim to return everything to normal as soon as possible on the day of the race. An end of race vehicle will follow the race, once this has passed rolling road closures are lifted. Fixed road closures at starts, finishes and key climbs will remain in place until it is deemed safe to reopen the road.

Road closure information and race timings are available at www.letouryorkshire.com and www.northyorks.gov.uk/tour. Alternatively the County Council Customer Service Centre on 01609 780780 can be contacted for more information

Over the race weekend traffic and travel information will be available on BBC local radio, letouryorkshire.com and Twitter @northyorkscc. If your parish council has a twitter and/or facebook account, retweeting and sharing information on @northyorkscc would be greatly appreciated.

Whilst we realise that the Tour de Yorkshire may inconvenience some residents, especially those close to the route, this is a great opportunity to show the world our fantastic local area and we appreciate your help in sharing our messages about making the event safe and enjoyable.

Yours faithfully

David Bowe
Corporate Director
Business and Environmental Services,
North Yorkshire County Council

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!