Parish Council Vacancy

Following Claire Gill’s resignation as a Parish Councillor, the Parish Council will be seeking to fill the vacancy. Information about becoming a Parish Councillor and how to make an application to fill the vacancy is available from the clerk at

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.

Bonfire Night – 9th November

Pre-School will again be organising the bonfire and fireworks evening on the recreation field. The bonfire will be lit at 5:45 p.m. with fireworks to follow at 6:15 p.m. Mulled Wine, Cakes, Hot Chocolate, Soup, Hot Dogs and Tea/Coffee/Juice will be served and there will be a collection to help meet the cost of the event.