Free Defibrillator Training

SAVE THE DATE: A Free Defibrillator Training Session is taking place on Wednesday 18th September at 6.15pm in the School Hall. The session aims to improve awareness of what to do in a life-threatening situation requiring defibrillation, together with practice in CPR. The session is for new and as refresher training for previous attendees. If you would like to attend please confirm your attendance by contacting the Clerk. Email: or alternatively please just come along.


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June Crime Report 2019

Crime Report June 2019

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Beware on unlicensed textile collections

Unlicensed textile collections are a big problem in the textile recycling industry – many illegal operators are taking  advantage of the lack of resources in Council licensing departments and avoiding applying for a licence, hoping that residents will not question the validity of any textile bag dropping through their letterbox.

The solution is quite simple – Councils have been asked to create a page on their website with collections that have gone through scrutiny and been authorised along with the requests from the exempt charities (large charities that have nationwide permission from Government) with collection dates within a district. The public can quickly see what is not authorised and ignore /report unauthorised collections. This link provides details of registered charity collections in the Richmondshire District

Sadly there are gangs nationwide who are involved in this fraud . Also it is depriving legitimate charities of valuable funding and hoodwinking the public who think they are helping a good cause.

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Community Car Care Scheme offers to help people who are unable to access public transport

Stokesley and District Community Care Association operate a Community Car Scheme in our area. The scheme offers to help people who are unable to access public transport due to disability, age or where they live.

For further information please contact Tel: 01642 710190

Email: or visit Website:




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Best Kept Village Competition 2019

Melsonby entered the Best Kept Village competition for the first-time last year, coming 11th out of 17.

The Parish Council would like to improve on the last year’s ranking and would ask residents to support this competition. Last year the judging took place at the end of July.

We ask that residents support the village by keeping hedgerows below 2 metres high and, grassed areas cut and surrounding areas kept tidy.

Judging criteria and last year’s results are below.

If you have any questions please contact the Clerk on 07585837716 or email:

best kept village guidelines

2018 judging feedback

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Tidy Gardens Competition 2019

This years competition will be held on 2nd August and judging will take place at 2pm.  Agreed prize money of £25 for 1st place, £15 for 2nd and £10 for 3rd place.

We would encourage residents to take part. Judging will take place from the roadside, the judging criteria will include:

❖ Visibility. The garden should be visible to the public and make a positive contribution to the street scene. Account will be taken of the degree of pleasure given by the garden to the wider community.

❖ Design. Includes how creatively the available space has been used and the combination of plant form, texture and colour. Displays will be assessed to see if the layout and plants chosen are sufficiently varied to offer interest and colour throughout the year. Account will be taken of the effort and imagination used to overcome site constraints and obstacles.

❖ Maintenance Standards. Looks for overall impact, standards of grassed areas, edging, dead heading etc.


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The photo competition will take place during the Melsonby Summer Fest in July.

Entries should be brought to the church on Friday 12th July between 5pm and 7.30pm  Entry fees are 50p per image for adult entries and 20p for children.  The photos will be judged by the public who will pay £1.00 for 10 votes.  Voting will take place between 10 am Saturday and 12 noon Sunday.  The results will be announced after Teddy Church on Sunday.

The classes are:

ADULTS  1. Melsonby  2. Weather  3. Plant life  4. Humour.

CHILDREN (under 12)  1. Forest School  2. My Friend  3. That’s funny!

For further information contact Judith Stansfield 01325 718139 or

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