The Parishes of Luttons and Weaverthorpe, incorporating Helperthorpe

Luttons PC Environment Group


The weather is improving and many of us are out in our gardens. Thank you to everyone who cuts the grass and tidies up outside their homes and around the villages! This year we will feel the impact of the decision by NYCC to withdraw funding for “amenity grass cutting” from April 2015.   They will no longer pay for grass cutting in and around the villages that is not required for “safety reasons”.   So please keep up the good work!


However, garden waste – including grass cuttings – is beginning to appear on verges again and even in the Gypsey Race!   Some residents may not realise that this is “fly tipping” and is illegal and liable to a large personal fine.

If you don’t wish to pay £36 per season to have it collected, most garden waste can be composted or left to mulch.  Please don’t leave it on verges or field borders – especially near cash crops such as wheat or barley – nor on private land without permission.

Last year The Environmental Sub Committee asked Streetscene to come and remove garden waste from verges in West Lutton and there was enough to fill the pick up truck!     Every time they are called out to do this means that there is less funding available for other essential Streetscene services.

Val Bottomley

Luttons Parish Council

Environmental Sub Committee

Concerns about Speeding

Weaverthorpe Parish Council has great concerns about the number of vehicles exceeding the speed limits in the village & is exploring ways of addressing the problem. This is also a concern in the other villages down the valley. One way residents … [Continue reading]

Wolds Valley Wind Collective Wind Turbine

Residents will be aware of the Appeal launched by Wolds Valley Wind Collective Ltd against Ryedale District Councils decision to REFUSE planning permission for a 40m high (overall tip height 67m) Wind Turbine on land to the north of main road … [Continue reading]

The Singing Ravens

Raven a six piece all female group of singers & musicians based in Scarborough will be performing at Ganton Village Hall on Friday 8th May at 8pm. Tickets cost £7.50 & can be ordered by telephone: 07757 764196 Refreshments will be … [Continue reading]

Spring Coffee Morning

Anne Vasey will be holding a Coffee Morning in aid of St Catherine's Hospice on Saturday 18th April at Grits Farm, Weaverthorpe 10:00 - 12:00. Everyone is welcome to come along to enjoy a chat along with coffee & a cake. Cake Stall, Raffle, … [Continue reading]

Quiz Night in West Lutton

We had our second quiz night in March and even more people came along for the evening! We have therefore decided to hold the next quiz in West Lutton School Hall on Friday 22nd May at 19:30. If you would like to come please contact one of the … [Continue reading]

Weaverthorpe & District Produce Show

Advance notice to get digging for the Annual Weaverthorpe & District Produce Show. Open to all residents from Foxholes to Kirby Grindalyth. Saturday 29th August 2015 Schedules and entry forms are available from Mrs Anne Downes Tel: 01944 … [Continue reading]

Parish Council Elections 7th May 2015

Besides the Parliamentary and District Council elections in May, there will be elections for Parish Councils.   If you would like to serve your community, then how about standing for election to your parish council?   Nomination packs are now … [Continue reading]

Folk singer Ian Sherwood to play Weaverthorpe

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Luttons Parish Council Environment Group

Dog Fouling  We’ve made some little signs asking people to “Pick up after your dog!”  The idea is to stick them into the ground near the offending pile in the hope that the owners will change their behaviour!   If you would like a few signs just … [Continue reading]