Settrington Parish Meeting 2019


As you will I hope be aware:
– the Parish Council meets every other month, on the second Wednesday of the month, and has its Annual Meeting in May
– the agendas for, and minutes of, these meetings are posted on the village notice board and on the village website (
– anyone may attend these meetings (and speak, with the permission of the council).

However, in addition to the above meetings, the Parish Council is required to host an Annual Parish Meeting.

Parish Meetings are not Parish Council meetings, but are convened by the Parish Council chairman and minuted by the parish clerk; anyone may attend, but only parish electors have the right to speak, vote, and contribute to the agenda.
The Parish Meeting has a general power to discuss parish affairs and pass resolutions thereon – but these will not bind the Parish Council.
At the meeting, the chairman will:
– Briefly review highlights from the Parish Council’s year and ongoing activities
– Respond to questions and accept suggestions regarding parish matters

This year’s Parish Meeting will take place on Wednesday 8 May, from 6.15 until 7 p.m. in the Village Hall.

Please come!
If you’d like to propose any parish issue to be covered at the meeting, please contact me on 01944 768276, or by E-mail:

Bruce Skinner – Parish Clerk

Grass Cutting Tender Available

The Grass Cutting is again up for annual Tender, see

New forthcoming events !

SVDG have just published their new programme for the coming year, which can be viewed here;

Community Speed Watch … Are you interested ?

Concern has been expressed to the Parish Council (PC) regarding the speeding of vehicles driving through the village.

At the PC’s request, the ’95 Alive’ team have recently measured the typical speeds and concluded that we are eligible to be included in their Community Speed Watch (CSW) scheme.

This would involve having a rota’d team of volunteers to measure and record vehicles’ speeds using a laser speed gun.

The coordinator of the scheme has advised as follows:

The first stage is to gather the names of at least four people who are willing and able to take part. Once I have received these details, I will ask our Police Support Volunteers to come out and conduct site assessments of the area. If successful, we can then organise a training session and provide the CSW equipment. Following the training, you are free to deploy as often as you would like. Any offences noted by the CSW group will be processed by North Yorkshire Police Traffic Bureau and warning letters will be sent out to the driver’s address for the first and second offence. If a third offence is registered, driver details will be passed to our Roads Policing Group who will attend the address to speak to them in person.

The Parish Council is thus seeking volunteers to join such a CSW team, and, in particular, someone prepared to ‘own’, co-ordinate and run the campaign, be the custodian of the kit, manage the rota, liaise routinely with the police, etc.

If you are interested in joining such a team, and perhaps leading it, please contact me.


25 April 2018



Parish Council Clerk – Bruce Skinner

‘Keeper’s Cottage’, 37 Beckside, SETTRINGTON, Malton, North Yorkshire  YO17 8NP Tel:

01944 768276    E-mail:

Settrington War Memorial Research

Carol Fitz-Gibbon of the Ryedale Family History Group has been researching the histories of the people whose names appear on the war memorials of Settrington, Scagglethorpe & Thorpe Bassett and writing them up in a memorial book, which has just been published.

A copy will be presented at the Thorpe Bassett Parish Meeting on 19th April, and one to Settrington Church at the service of Holy Communion at 9.00am on 24th April. Arrangements are also in hand for something similar at Scagglethorpe.

Details on the attached poster ….

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Good Neighbour Scheme

‘Good Neighbours’ schemes are being rolled out across North Yorkshire to offer practical support to people living in rural areas. Good Neighbours schemes have been successfully operating across England for many years with the support of their local Rural Community Council. There is now a push to create a national network of ‘good neighbours’ and Yorkshire is one of the six pilot areas chosen to take this forward. Can you be a Good Neighbour? Good Neighbours schemes are so-called because they offer low-level help to older and vulnerable people within a community, are volunteer-led by local residents (i.e. neighbours), and contribute towards a greater quality of life for all in rural areas. The benefits of such a scheme are vast, including: • Decreased dependency on local healthcare services and GPs • Decreased feelings of isolation and loneliness amongst participants • Increased connection to the local community • Increased ability to live independently for longer at home • Improvement in overall health and wellbeing in participants What does it involve? Each scheme is operated via a central phone, often a mobile, which is held in turn by and rotated around a core group of volunteers. Anyone in a community can call the phone and speak to the current volunteer on duty, who will then locate suitable support and volunteers. Activities and support that are usually offered in a scheme are: • transport, • practical help • light household repairs • light gardening • befriending The activities change depending on what the volunteers are able to offer and the needs of each individual. Funding to set up a new Good Neighbours scheme We have grants of £300 for each community wanting to set up a Good Neighbours Scheme. We will also provide support and guidance to assess the level of need in your community, set up a group of core volunteers and provide information toolkits which include volunteer guidelines, funding advice, insurance help and much more. Communities will then be able to link into the National Network of Good Neighbours to share their stories, expertise, and hints and tips. Good Neighbours has the potential to go nationwide and change the way we live, work and care together. Be a part of it today! Contact Martha Holmes on 0845 313 0270 or email For more information visit or the official Good Neighbours blog at

Interested in the history of our village ?

….then please take a look at the information located under the “Parish Council” heading, this is very much ‘work in progress’ (as is the whole website!), but we hope you enjoy this insight.

Village Map (with house numbers)

For a house-numbered map of Settrington, please use the link at the foot of the page under “Walking”


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