Appleton Wiske Scarecrow Festival returns on 1st and 2nd July 2017

Welcome to our Annual Appleton Wiske Scarecrow Festival 2017. The Scarecrow Festival will run over 2 days from 1st – 2nd July 2017.  From 11 am to 5 pm you can come along to this great, popular afternoon out and saunter round the village to find all the celebrity scarecrows.

The event is  a great day out for all the family and saunter around the village to see all the Scarecrows and all the exciting stalls. Continue reading “Appleton Wiske Scarecrow Festival returns on 1st and 2nd July 2017”

Appleton Wiske Neighbourhood Planning Group Activities Suspended

Appleton Wiske Neighbourhood Planning Group have decided to suspend activities at present. This is because we have four planning applications ongoing in the Village at present:

  • 18 dwellings at the Shorthorn site (outline planning application approved for 11 dwellings but we understand that the developer may now propose 18)
  • 5 dwellings at Village Farm (approved in outline)
  • 3 dwellings for Mr Adams on Hornby Road (outline application submitted)
  • 2 dwellings for Mrs Youll on Hornby Road (outline application submitted)

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Friends of St. Mary’s Summer Afternoon Tea at Wetherlam – 4th June

Linda Breckon is collecting china (cups, saucers, plates), donations please as soon as possible, gratefully received, for collection phone on Linda 881880 or Sheila on 881256.

The Friends of St. Mary’s was set up in the summer of 2016 by a small group of enthusiastic and dedicated villagers with the primary purpose of supporting, preserving and promoting St Mary’s church as an historic building in the centre of our village.

We organise and hold social events / talks / concerts etc. that will hopefully be of interest to a wide audience in Appleton Wiske and beyond.

Appleton Wiske Yorkshire Countrywomen’s Association (YCA) – next meeting

Our next meeting is on 10th May in the Village Hall Annex and is a talk by Ian Mountain “Aboard the Tall Ships”.

New members and guests are always welcome for further details please contact Angela Carlin on 01609 881817 or Michelle Street on 01609 881422.

In June we will be having a visit out to Stamfrey Farm in West Rounton – please see village notice board for more details.

Village Parking Problems

Pavement Parking has been a problem in the village for some time.

Causing an obstruction on the pavement can make it impossible for invalid vehicles, pushchairs and children walking to and from school to avoid having to walk on the road. It has recently been reported that tickets have been issued for vehicles obstructing the pavement in Great Smeaton, a situation which could also arise in Appleton Wiske.

Please avoid parking vehicles on the pavement and allow pedestrians and others to pass easily and potentially avoid having to pay a fine for having created a problem for other residents.