Road Closures

Mr Jackson

Good evening.

Thank you for your email and raising your concerns regarding the planned road closure.

I will raise this with our partners NMCN who have been liaising with North Yorkshire County Council highways regarding the planned work.

It will be Monday next week before I can speak with them but I wi get back in contact with you as soon as I have an update.

Kind regards

I’ve spoken to NMCN.


They are going to allow as much access as possible for residents and if they need any deliveries.


During working hours if locals could call the site manager, Geoff on 07540 124891, to make him aware if anyone wishes to pass through so that they can pull back the works to allow access. There may be occasions locals may need to wait a few moments but they will be as quick as they can.


Out of working hours the team will pull the works back.


There will be signage saying the road is closed but access will still be available for local Stape customers. Through traffic will have to follow the diversion route.



I hope this is satisfactory.


I’ll try and get our post room to get some letters out to local customers today.


If you have any questions or concerns please do contact me.



Kind regards





Pennygarth allotments available to rent

Sorry there are no allotments currently available 

Allotment holders must pay their rent in advance in March each year and must attend the AGM also in March each year.

Your allotment must be maintained and kept tidy.

We operate a ‘be good to your neighbours’ policy instead of lots of rules.

Available immediately: Contact Josey Hall 07702783574

Local History Group

Rachel Nersessian and some of the other residents at Newton upon Rawcliffe are setting up an informal local history group with an archive in the village hall for everyone to access.  This Local History Group is keen to welcome others to join and for villagers to search their attics etc for historical information about the village.  If you are interested in taking part and/or know someone else who would be interested in joining and/or know someone with knowledge of Newton’s past, please contact Rachel at

There are no meetings scheduled at the present time but please make contact as above if you are interested for the future


Next Parish Council Meeting

Unfortunately due to Covid restrictions the next  Routine Parish Council Meeting will be confirmed at a later date.

Notice of meeting will be posted in both Newton and Stape Notice Boards

The meeting will be held following the up to date guidance from Govt and  YLCA

If you have any urgent concerns please contact any councillor by email or phone.



The Parish Council manage the mole hills in the Cemetery, the Playing Field, the Green and the verges through Newton. Please report any mole hills to any Councillor   who will contact the mole catcher.

Newton upon Rawcliffe & Stape

Welcome to the Parish Council  Website of Newton upon Rawcliffe & Stape.

This website  was set up by money provided by HM Government to allow small Parish Councils like ours  to comply with the ‘transparency code’  thus making available on line the Council’s business for all to see.

Council documents such as minutes and accounts will be found on the website.

It is also a great opportunity for the Parish Council to support organizations and clubs within the two parishes by  publishing details of forthcoming events etc.

If you have a relevant photograph that you would like to see on the website then send it to the parish clerk; even the view of Newton village pond is not a fixture. Views of Stape would be very appropriate. Photographs to go across  the top of the page must be at least 1100 pixels wide.

Brexit –  Link to Government update 26 March 2019

The government has been updating its guidance for the impact of the UK’s exit from the EU.  This is a developing situation, of course, but the latest guidance can be found via  The government will be promoting this information via Ryedale District Council’s own website and social media feeds.  Please share as you wish.