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Friarage Hospital public engagement – have your say

The Friarage Hospital in Northallerton is an important healthcare centre for the community in rural north Yorkshire, but workforce challenges are impacting on a number of key services including critical care, A&E and 24/7 anaesthetics cover.
South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust needs to act now to develop a plan to secure and sustain the future of this community hospital. Your opinion and ideas about this are important to the Trust – please visit www.friarage.nhs.uk to complete the survey and find a public event near you.



Thirkleby Village Hall

The first FRIDAY of every month 7.00PM to 10PM ish.


Do come along and join in an evening of conviviality.  Meet your neighbours in a relaxing and friendly environment with the added benefit of not needing any transport.

Bring your  own drinks



Increased Activity at RAF Leeming

There will be increased aircraft movement for an exercise taking place from RAF Leeming from 27 August to 30 September 2017.

RAF Leeming will be hosting various exercising multi-national, tri-service aircraft throughout period. Low flying for short periods may be necessary, along with some exercising at night.

We understand our responsibility as good neighbours to inform the local community of such events that are additional to our normal flying activities and every effort will be made to keep the disturbance to a minimum.


A COMMUNITY DEFIBRILLATOR has been installed on the Village Hall wall in Great Thirkleby. This device, controlled by Yorkshire Ambulance Service after a 999 call, is for use in an emergency to assist in providing first-aid lifesaving treatment to anybody in cardiac distress or arrest whilst an ambulance is on its way. 

The device requires no formal training. It cannot be used without calling for an ambulance first through a 999 call.  Use of the device is controlled and guided from start to finish by Yorkshire Ambulance Staff over the telephone.  


Increased Activity at RAF Leeming


There will be increased aircraft movements for various events and exercises taking place from RAF Leeming from 15th June to 9th July and 12th to 31st July 2015.



26th January 2015

Various potholes in the area have been reported to NYCC Highways:

Please note, potholes are repaired in priority order, based on a number of factors. View full details of how the repair of potholes is prioritised here.


Telephone Line Faults

3rd October 2014

The Parish Council contacted BT in March 2014 expressing concerns over the large number of telephone and broadband faults occurring in the area.  Residents are requested, in the first instance, to report their faults as normal to their provider and then in order to gather evidence and keep a record of faults report this to the TPC clerk.  If there is a need to escalate your fault useful contact details for BT are :

  • Executive Office, Sheena Curran, Executive Level Complaints Tel: 02890 214680
  • CEO Gavin Patterson - gavin.e.patterson@bt.com


Special Constables - recruiting

Special Constables are trained volunteers who have the same powers as regular police officers.
Specials come from many different backgrounds and walks of life. They volunteer around four hours per week and form a vital link between their community and the police service - and they play a crucial role in fighting crime and making our streets safer.
Click here for more information.


Household Waste Charges

From 4 August 2014 North Yorkshire County Council will be charging residents for the disposal of hardcore, rubble and plasterboard delivered to household waste recycling centres in North Yorkshire. Click here for more information.


Little Thirkleby Footpath and Footbridge

28th May 2014

The poor condition of the path and handrails of the footbridge over Thirkleby Beck has been reported to North Yorkshire County Council and the Parish Council await thier comments.

Update November 2014: There isn't any funding available at present from NYCC however the PC will continue to monitor the condition of the path and footbridge.


Long Causeway, Great Thirkleby – Potholes

26th March 2014.

Long Causeway, Great Thirkleby has been inspected by the Highway Officer and a pothole that met the necessary intervention level was filled and repaired. The remaining potholes did not meet the necessary intervention levels. Regrettably therefore  North Yorkshire County Council are not able to carry out any further repairs at present. We will however continue to monitor its condition.


Mill Lane Surface Water Flooding

14th February 2014.

North Yorkshire Highways have completed drainage works on Mill Lane which has now solved the problem of surface water flooding outside the Village Hall.


28th January 2014.

The Surface Water Flooding on Mill Lane, outside the Village Hall, has been reported to North Yorkshire Highways Department. They have flushed and cleared drains in the area which has reduced the problem however this is ongoing work along with pothole repairs.


Dog waste bins.

4th November 2013.

Having been approached by residents requesting more Dog Waste bins in the parish, you may have already noticed the new stickers on the current litter bins - this is to let dog owners know that litter bins can also be used for the disposal of dog waste. Both types of bin are emptied at the same time and are treated as general waste.



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