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.

The next Ampleforth Parish Council meeting will take place on Thursday 6th February 2020 at 7.30pm

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

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 Remembers grant

The parish council has given a grant of £200 towards the Ampleforth Remembers commemorations this summer.

Winter Services Policy

At its October meeting, the parish council adopted a Winter Services policy. See the page under the parish council heading.

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.

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