The Parishes of Luttons and Weaverthorpe, incorporating Helperthorpe

Luttons PC Environment Group

Dog Fouling

We’re supporting Safer Ryedale and their “Take the lead…Take the Bag” campaign against dog mess.   You’ll be seeing the posters displayed in Helperthorpe, West Lutton and East Lutton.   We have some dog fouling reporting slips “Seen it?  Report it!” or you can report dog fouling offences direct to the Dog Warden, Brian Dunn.

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Tel: 01653 600666 Ext 208

However, before doing so, please understand the limits of the Dogs [Fouling of Land] Act.   It covers only roads, footpaths, verges and public places, [such as playing fields, playgrounds, village greens, church grounds and grave yards] within a speed restriction of 40mph or less.

Fines cannot be imposed for dog fouling along unrestricted roads between villages or in open countryside.  We know that dog mess is an issue that generates strong feelings amongst many residents and would ask that all dog owners keep our footpaths and verges clean, whether or not they are within a 40mph speed limit.  Please Bag It and Bin It!


A mystery volunteer has strimmed and mown alongside the footpath approaching East Lutton and all around the newly restored planter and the bench.   It looks great.   Thank you very much!

At Last!

Our volunteers have finally completed the siding out in West Lutton. This was a major task, carried out by six committed people on Sunday mornings.   Although not everyone could make it for every session, we never had fewer than four volunteers at any one time.   Thanks again.

We’re now looking for volunteers to give the seven wooden benches in Luttons Parish another coat of preservative before the winter, so if you’d like to help, please contact me.

New volunteers are always welcome.  

Please contact me at

Or  01944 738030

Val Bottomley


Luttons Parish Council

Environment Sub Committee

Your chance to do something ‘Special.’

North Yorkshire Police is recruiting for volunteer police officers, known as “Specials”, who can use their skills and local knowledge to enhance the service provided by North Yorkshire Police. Special Constables work on the front-line, and provide a … [Continue reading]

Wolds Valley Voices

Wolds Valley Voices are a four part mixed voices choir. We are always on the look out new members. We don't audition and we welcome anyone who would like to come and try. We are currently looking to recruit more female alto voices. If you are aged … [Continue reading]

Photography Club

There will be an informal Photography Club on Tuesday 5th August meeting at the Star Inn at Weaverthorpe at 6.30pm (weather permitting). We will head out and about with our cameras around the village before ending back at the pub a couple of hours … [Continue reading]

Hare today gone tomorrow

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Jill Bradshaw of Weaverthorpe rescued a baby hare recently. The hare was spotted by a friend on a verge near Boythorpe and Jill went down there, brought it home, cleaned it up, kept it in a hamster cage overnight and gave it some milk.  Next morning … [Continue reading]

Luttons Environmental Group

Our enthusiastic volunteers have been really busy over the last couple of months!  East Lutton now has two new planters to replace those that had rotted away.   The bulbs were all collected and are now drying in our greenhouse, waiting to be … [Continue reading]

New Speed Limits

Luttons Parish Council have been successful in their efforts to enforce 30mph Speed limits in the villages of  East Lutton & Helperthorpe. The new speed limits come into force on 30th June 2014. To view details of the Orders please click … [Continue reading]

Wetwang History Group

Unfortunately the talk planned for Tuesday 8th July which is advertised in The Warbler on Water Estate & How Agriculture Has Changed The Wolds has been cancelled.   … [Continue reading]

Zumba Classes

Our Zumba Guru Wayne has unfortunately left us in order to undertake the trip of a lifetime by sailing around the world. Luckily for us he has left us in the capable hands of newly qualified Zumba Instructor Susan Fulcher. So as Wayne sails off into … [Continue reading]

Summer Event

Friends of Luttons School will be holding a Summer Event with a Caribbean Theme on Luttons School Field. Saturday 12th July 13:00 - 16:00 Food, Stalls, Games, Bouncy Castle, Face Painting, Music, Tombola, Raffle & fancy Dress. Any donations … [Continue reading]