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 keldbarn@googlemail.com



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 the Parish Clerk on 472782 (helenpells@hotmail.co.uk) 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 www.gov.uk/euexit.  The government will be promoting this information via Ryedale District Council’s own website and social media feeds.  Please share as you wish.