The Parishes of Luttons and Weaverthorpe, incorporating Helperthorpe

Volunteers Needed for Environmental Projects

Come & join Lutons PC Environmental Group’s volunteers & help us with some of this seasons projects, such as litter picking, siding out of footpaths & treating benches with another coat of preservative. Join us for a morning or come more often; it’s up to you. You’ll be very welcome!

Contact: Val Bottomley 01944 738030


Having cleared the Gypsey Race & the culverts through West & East Lutton over the last 2 years, it is planned to extend the programme to Helperthorpe this Spribg. In deepening the Race the contractor will be asked to take particular care of the surrounding areas of the Green.

Have your say on the Police Precept

A request has been received from the office of Julia Mulligan, the Police and Crime Commissioner to publicise a public consultation regarding the proposed precept for North Yorkshire Police. (North Yorkshire Police raise their funding via the Council Tax, and that is called the precept.)

The proposal is that the Police Precept will rise by 1.99% or £4.07 per annum, or 8p a week for a band D property. The reason for the increase is “alongside work to secure £10m of efficiency savings, (the increase) will help enable North Yorkshire maintain police officer numbers at a time when other forces are shrinking theirs”.

There is an opportunity for you to have your say on the Police and Crime Commissioner website at:

This consultation ends on 31st January 2014.

The Press release says that you can also have your say by calling 01423 569562 or emailing or writing to; Freepost RTCL-AGAE-TRTS, Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire, 12 Granby Road, Harrogate, HG1 4ST.


Jeff House

Clerk to Weaverthorpe Parish Council