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.

Exclusive 2014 calendar – ” The Great Wold Valley ”

A4 Size, 13 page, ring bound with local views of our beautiful valley. £7 each in aid of church
funds. Sample can be viewed at Kirby Grindalythe P.O. or at Dale Cottage, Weaverthorpe.

Call 738044 to order or collect.

Consultation until 6 Dec on 16+ transport and Waste Recycling until 22 December

Have your say on matters that affect you….

 North Yorkshire County Council have two consultations ongoing that will affect you, if you have or will have over 16 year olds travelling by bus to school and if you use any of the NYCC’s Household Waste Recycling Centres.

NYCC have to achieve a £400K saving in school to home transport for over 16 year olds. Subsequently the Executive Members for the Children and Young People’s Service at NYCC have decided on an open and wide consultation including with parents, schools, and colleges on a proposal to achieve the first £200k of the savings target. It is proposed that this would be achieved by increasing the charge for post 16 transport from the current charge of £360 per annum to £480 per annum. The new higher charge would apply to those starting a course at a college or school sixth form from September 2014. Young people part way through a course would continue to pay the existing rate. It may be necessary to further increase these charges in 2015.

The full consultation document can be viewed at

You can complete a questionnaire online at:

The consultation ends on Friday 6th December 2013.

In the area of Household Waste Recycling Centres, NYCC needs to make savings of £240,000 in 2014/15. Their proposal to save this amount is to charge customers for recycling soil and rubble OR refuse to accept it at the HWRCs and treat plasterboard in the same way.

You can find out more and complete a questionnaire at: or email customer services at or call customer services on 08458727374.

This consultation closes on 22nd December 2013.

Jeff House

Weaverthorpe Parish Council