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December 13th 2021

The Parish Council is currently seeking a resident who is registered on the electoral role or who has lived in the village for 12 months or more and over 18 years of age to become a Parish Councillor.

If you would like to be considered for co-option onto Monk Fryston Parish Council, please apply to the Clerk to the Council at 2 Malvern Mews, Monk Fryston, or email

Read the full vacancy notice here

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Parish Council writes to NYCC in support of 20's Plenty campaign

December 6th 2021

At our November meeting, the Parish Council voted to lend our support to the 20's Plenty campaign.

We pledged to write to the leaders of North Yorkshire County Council (who have overall responsibility for highways policy making in the region).

Today we are publishing the letter that we sent to NYCC. You can read it in full here.

We highlighted various issues with the A63 through Monk Fryston.

Residents are encouraged (if you feel so inclined) to write to NYCC leaders yourself and express your concerns related to road safety in our village.


Councillor Sue Scott to leave Parish Council

December 6th 2021

Councillor Sue Scott has resigned from her position on Monk Fryston Parish Council. 

Sue leaves with the very best wishes of the Parish Council. Chair Sue Woodhall comments, "Sue Scott has been a loyal and diligent member of the Parish Council for several years, with her experience in the legal profession and her tenacious attention to detail she brought a dimension to the council which will be missed."

The Parish Council now has a councillor vacancy. Further details will be posted on this website in due course for anyone who is interested in joining the Parish Council and making a positive contribution.


Parish Council supports Netball Club to improve facilities

December 1st 2021

At our November meeting, the Parish Council considered a grant application from Monk Fryston Netball Club.

The council voted in favour of providing funding to the Netball Club, in order to purchase new equipment including balls and marking spots.

Since its inception in 2017, Monk Fryston Netball Club has gone from strength to strength. The Club allows players to learn the game, develop their skills, join a team, and keep fit.

They offer weekly adult training, junior training, and 'walking netball' sessions.

The Parish Council is delighted to be able to support this valuable community group. This funding represents more investment in local adult and junior sport, following our funding of Monk Fryston United FC's facilities upgrade last month.

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Monk Fryston supports '20s Plenty' campaign

November 23rd 2021

The Parish Council has voted to lend our support to the 20s Plenty campaign.

The 20s Plenty campaign aims for a speed limit of 20mph to be normal on residential streets and in town and village centres, bringing safety and environmental benefits.

The North Yorkshire branch of 20s Plenty can be followed on Facebook and Twitter.

To express our support, the Parish Council will be writing to the leaders of North Yorkshire County Council (who have overall responsibility for highways policy making in the region).

All Monk Fryston residents are encouraged to support the 20s Plenty campaign. Road safety is a significant issue in our village, and the introduction of a 20mph speed limit would be a positive step.

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Precept frozen for 2022/23

November 22nd 2021

Monk Fryston Parish Council has voted unanimously to freeze the existing precept level for the year 2022/23.

The precept is the Parish Council's share of council tax, and this freeze means that Monk Fryston residents will benefit from no increase in this charge.

As a Parish Council we are confident that we can continue to deliver for our community without asking residents to pay an increased level of tax.

We hope that this news is welcome, especially as our community continues to recover from the various negative impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Monk Fryston Traffic Report Published

November 21st 2021

Monk Fryston currently benefits from two Vehicle Activated Signs (VAS). These are located at the West entrance to the village (on the A63 shortly after crossing the railway bridge) and at the East entrance to the village (on the A63 opposite The Meadows).

The VAS signs light up, alerting drivers if they are entering the village above the 30mph speed limit.

The VAS signs also record and store a large amount of traffic-related data, including traffic volumes and average speeds.

The published report provides a snapshot of data recorded by both VAS signs between 1st September 2021 – 30th September 2021.

Read the report, view data, and consider the implications by downloading the report from this website.

Let us know your thoughts.


Parish Council to fund new floodlights and drainage improvements at Monk Fryston United FC

November 6th 2021

At the Parish Council's October meeting, we considered a grant application received from Monk Fryston United FC related to new floodlights and drainage improvements to the playing fields at Stocking Lane.

Council voted to purchase the floodlights (and an associated storage container) and gift them to the Club. We also agreed to award a grant of up to £3500 towards the cost of the drainage improvements.

The Parish Council is delighted to have been able to support Monk Fryston United FC in this way, enabling the Club to continue training and playing throughout the winter. 

Due to rapid growth enjoyed since coming out of each lockdown, the Club now have the equivalent of 16 teams across many age groups.


Parish Council to fund maintenance of Community Public Access Defibrillator

October 3rd 2021

The Monk Fryston, Hillam and Burton Salmon Defibrillator Group recently submitted a grant request to the Parish Council, related to the ongoing maintenance of the village defibrillator (located outside the Doctor's Surgery).

To ensure that the Community Public Access Defibrillator (CPAD) remains ready for action, it will soon require a replacement battery, set of pads and preparation kit.

The Parish Council is pleased to have agreed to purchase these items and gift them to the Defibrillator Group.

The CPAD is an important and potentially lifesaving piece of equipment, and we are committed to supporting its presence in the village.

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Church Lane Footpath Resurfaced

August 31st 2021

The footpath connecting Church Lane and Old Vicarage Lane has been resurfaced, making it a safer walkway for all. The footpath is a key route for those using the school, church, community centre, or simply those enjoying a walk around the village.