We have been informed by the Electoral Services Team Leader at Hambleton DC that they have received a written request for a Parish By-Election in relation to the vacancy for a councillor to replace Ruth Barker on the Parish Council.

As this request was signed by ten residents of Appleton Wiske, a formal election must be held. A request for a full by-election is unprecedented in our Parish to my knowledge ass we have always co-opted people onto the Council when they have shown an interest. We are very disappointed that the election has been requested as all costs for the election must be met by the Parish Council and are likely to be of the order of £1000. It is not clear what led the residents to request an election and whether they were aware of the costs. Continue reading “PARISH BY-ELECTION”

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.

Speeding concerns raised in village

Several members of the village have raised concerns with regard to the speed at which vehicles travel through the village.

Anyone wishing to report these issues formally can do so by completing a form on the following site and sending to or visiting

You can also on this site volunteer to become involved with Community Speed Watch by emailing

Appleton Players Pantomime – Simple Simon

“Simple Simon” – 12th 13th, 14th January 2017

Please come along and join us for the auditions.
Adults – Thursday 01 September 7:30 p.m in the Annex of the Village Hall
Children – Thursday 08 September at 6:30 p.m. in the Village Hall this will be followed by the first Adult rehearsals

If you would like further details please contact Michelle Street by email