Cancellation of the Parish Council Meeting 15th April 2021

It is with sadness that Flaxton Parish Council have learned of the death of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh and we extend heartfelt condolences to Her Majesty The Queen and members of the Royal Family.

Due to the death of HRH Prince Philip and the requirements of the Local Government Act 1972 in the convening of lawful meetings, the Parish Council Meeting which was planned to take place on Thursday 15th April 2021 at 7.00pm remotely via Zoom has been cancelled.

This is due to there being an official period of mourning for eight days set out in the government guidance; lasting until 8am on 18 April 2021

A future date will be published to transact the planned business from this meeting when we are permitted to do so.


Thank you for your understanding and apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

North Yorkshire Community Messaging – Fake Police Officers

Once again, here in North Yorkshire we’ve had a surge in reports of a phone scam where an individual receives a call purporting to be from a police officer who has their son/daughter/nephew/niece/grandchild in custody in possession of their bank card.

The caller tells the individual to attend the bank and draw out a significant amount of cash which will be picked up by a ‘courier’ and held in a safe place.

Of course the cash won’t be safe and will be going straight into the scammers’ pockets.

Let’s stop these scammers in their tracks and make sure no one falls for their manipulative tactics. Please share this message with your friends, family and networks to help them all stay vigilant for these scam calls.

Remember, the police or your bank will never call and ask you to move, pay or transfer money.

If you receive a call like this, hang up immediately.

If you’re worried you might have fallen victim to this scam or any other scam, call 101 to report it to North Yorkshire Police. Web Bug from


Message Sent By

Carys Samuel (Police,Corp Comms Manager,North Yorkshire)

North Yorkshire Community Messaging – Warning

Please be on your guard against callers asking where delivery drivers leave parcels when you’re not at home. We’ve had reports of van driver claiming to be from Amazon & asking residents where their parcels are left. Please don’t pass any info to cold callers.

Parish Precept 2021/2022

The Parish Council would like to apologise for an error on this year’s Parish Precept submission which has caused an unintended increase in the Flaxton Parish element of this year’s Council Tax bill.

In December 2020, when considering the budget for the forthcoming year, the Parish Council resolved to hold the Parish Precept at the 2020/2021 level i.e., £3,290.  However, when completing the Precept Request Form a transposition error was made and £3,920 was requested instead of the intended £3,290 resulting in the unintended £630 increase.

In practice, this has increased Council Tax bills for Band G properties by around £8.00 and other Bands less. Band D is around £4.80.

We would like to assure residents that the £630 will be deducted from the 2022/23 Precept Request.  The starting position for next year’s budget and Precept Request will therefore be £2,660, before the need for any additional expenditure is considered.

Planned Road Closure – Rice Lane


The Closure will be in place for a period of various nights between 12th April 2021 and 27th August 2021

The Road Closure and any associated Diversion Routes can be viewed using this URL link:


North Yorkshire County Council

New History Available!

We Need Your Help!

When we launched the Flaxton Community Website nearly a year ago (it feels like much longer!) we aimed to capture a history of the village and its people.

We are indebted to the many villagers and their relatives who have contributed a wealth of material, some old and some more contemporary,  that is now dotted around the Gallery Pages.

We are pleased to publish some ‘new’ history dating back to before the First World War through to the early 90’s when cows still grazed The Green!

  1. The Fallen  – Biographies of the Servicemen whose names appear on the First World War Memorial inside the Lych Gate at Flaxton Church provided by Elizabeth Kirkpatrick, Beryl Cartmell’s daughter.
  2. Village life in the 30’s and before through to the 50’s provided by Beryl Cartmell.
  3. Pictures and News Articles dating from 1911 through to the 90’s provided by Marion Webster split across two pages, Gallery Page 1, Gallery Page 2.

If you have any materials which you believe may be of interest to the community please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Harton Benefice Newsletter – March 2021

march newsletter 1.

march newsletter 2

easter egg hunt flier amended x 4


flyer car trail

messy allotment march newsletter.


Thirsk & Malton Area Constituency Committee

Please find attached a notice received from North Yorkshire County Council regarding the Thirsk & Malton Constituency Committee.

New Planning Application Received – Notice to carry out works to trees in a Conservation Area

There has been a new planning application received for Notice to carry out works to trees in a Conservation Area at Coronation House.

You can view the planning applications via our Planning Application Page.

North Yorkshire Community Messaging – Dog Thefts

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Due to the vigilance of our rural communities, x2 people were arrested today on suspicion of attempt theft.

This is following a crackdown on recent trends of dog thefts across the country. We want to send a clear message to these people that we are aware and that we are on the lookout and those responsible will be dealt with robustly.

We would like to remind residents to remain vigilant and report and suspicious vehicles. Perpetrators are tending to use vehicles that are made to look like legitimate business vehicles before going door to door where they would look to distract the occupant while the other(s) look to remove the dog from the property.

Please be aware of this kind of distraction technique.