The Parishes of Luttons and Weaverthorpe, incorporating Helperthorpe

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 replanted for another great show next year.  Meanwhile the planters have been planted up.  The majority of the plants are perennials – (coreopsis and salvia nemorosa)  – so with a bit of luck they’ll spread out now, survive the winter and flower next year!

We have completed the siding out and clearance of small drainage gullies along the footpath from the Wintringham Road crossroads to the corner of Main Street, West Lutton.   This will not only widen the path for pedestrians and buggies, but we hope it will prevent the deep puddles that form after heavy rain, both on the path and the road. Sincere thanks go to Colin, Glynn, Philip, Richard & Stuart who have put in so much time & effort since the project started in June.

The new green benches in Helperthorpe and East Lutton look very smart and are comfy to sit on and watch the world go by!   Please let us know if you notice any increase in litter around them.   We shall be monitoring the situation.

A big thank you to everyone who makes an effort to keep their village tidy!  As you probably read in our recent flyer, NYCC are withdrawing funding for “amenity grass cutting” from April 2015.   So please keep up the good work!

The order for a 30mph speed limit in East Lutton and Helperthorpe became operative from 30th June.  Hopefully, the signs will be up by the beginning of August.   This means that Community Payback teams will now be allowed to work there.   They have already completed several projects in West Lutton and are keen to do more.   If you have any suggestions, please let me know so that we may discuss them with the Probation Service.

New volunteers are always welcome.  

Please contact me at

Or  01944 738030

Val Bottomley




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