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

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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.

Coronavirus Vaccine Text Messages

NHS text alerts for life-saving Covid jab

The NHS will begin texting people today inviting them to book their life saving Covid jab, making it quicker and more convenient to get an appointment.

Almost 400,000 people aged 55 and over and 40,000 unpaid carers will be the first to get a text alert inviting them to book a slot as part of the latest development in the NHS vaccination programme, the biggest in NHS history.

The messages will include a web link for those eligible to click and reserve an appointment at one of more than 300 large-scale vaccination centres or pharmacies across England.

Reminders will be sent 2-3 weeks after the original alert to encourage people to get their vaccine if they have not taken up the offer.

Texts will arrive in advance of the standard letter, meaning if the trial is successful the solution could enable the NHS to react faster to changing vaccine supplies and fill appointments quickly.

Some GP-led and hospital vaccination services, which operate their own booking systems, are already using texts for invites.

Introducing them to the national booking service for vaccine centres and pharmacy-led services will help increase uptake of the life-saving jab, particularly as the NHS moves on to younger groups.

Over the weekend and yesterday more than 1.7 million people aged 56 and over were invited to book their vaccine, as the biggest programme in health service history, continues to gather pace. Saturday was the busiest day for the booking service with more than half a million appointments confirmed. Almost nine out of 10 people aged 65 and over already taking up the offer of their first dose.

People will continue to receive letters inviting them to book an appointment as well as a text alert, to ensure that people who don’t have a number registered or need information in different languages or formats don’t miss out.

People should not receive a text message or a letter from the NHS if they have already been vaccinated and this has been recorded. If people cannot or would prefer not to travel to a Vaccination Centre or pharmacy-led site, they can choose to wait to be invited by a local GP-led service.

In some cases text messages have been used by scammers to try to collect personal details from people, get them to ring premium rate numbers or enter their banking details.

The text message will be sent using the Government’s secure Notify service and will show as being sent from ‘NHSvaccine’.

The NHS will never ask for payment or banking details.

Neighbourhood Watch Update March 2021

Neighbourhood Watch

Several villagers have raised questions about the possibility of re-forming a Neighbourhood Watch Scheme following various reports of suspicious late night activity around Flaxton and neighbouring villages.

At the last council meeting it was felt that Neighbourhood Watch (NW) should be a community-lead initiative as a successful NW scheme requires active involvement of all the community that it serves.

Re-establishment of a Flaxton Neighbourhood Watch Scheme is likely to be a topic for consultation in the development of the Parish Plan, which will also be a community-lead initiative.

In the meantime, a council member has subscribed to receive general updates from the National Scheme and will start to publish them on here and also (in time) on a dedicated web-page on the site.

Attached you will find the March 2021 Newsletter which provides some interesting information about how to spot a growing number range of cyber and telephone scams, news about the March 2021 National Census, and details of a successful NW Scheme in Derbyshire.





Harton Benefice Newsletter – February 2021

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Update on the Messy Allotment

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Royal Mail Email Scam

A member of our village has made us aware of the following email scam which is doing the rounds. Please be cautious when opening emails or clicking on links within emails.

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