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News updates from the Green Hammerton Parish Council, local groups and businesses in the village are shown below.

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February Church Services

by Steve Ross

SERVICES FOR FEBRUARY 2018  Sunday 4th February,  Candlemas  (2nd Sunday before Lent) 9.00am, Holy Communion (BCP) – Green Hammerton 4.00pm, Café Church – Whixley Village Hall   Sunday 11th February, Sunday next before Lent 9.00am, Holy Communion – Whixley 10.30am, Parish Praise – Whixley   Wednesday 14th February, Ash Wednesday United Benefice Services 7.30pm, Holy […]

3000 new houses – update – and come and meet our expert

by Steve Ross

Dear Friends and Neighbours You will be aware that Harrogate Borough Council (HBC) voted to support their Local Plan at the full Council Meeting on the 13th December, including the proposed New Settlement of 3000 houses, named ‘Great Hammerton’.  However a number of Councillors expressed severe reservations about the plan. What next? The next stage […]

WI January Meeting

by Steve Ross

At our January meeting Sam Blacker and Steve Ross gave a very interesting & informative talk with slides about their journey on the Offa’s Dyke walk. This is a 177 mile walk following the English/Welsh border. A very entertaining evening. Our next meeting is on Tuesday 13th February at Kirk Hammerton village hall starting at […]

Save Knaresborough Market

by Steve Ross

We understand that after a recent audit Harrogate Council have decided to require stall holders for Knaresborough Market to provide their own stalls. We would like the Council to reverse this decision. This action threatens to destroy our historic market, which is the longest continually running market in the country, with a royal charter dating […]


by Steve Ross

The developers who own the land at Flaxby Park have applied for planning permission to build 2750 houses plus school, health facilities, retail, restaurant and leisure units, a rail stop, etc., on the disused former golf course at Flaxby – this will hopefully mean that the present plans to build on prime agricultural land, with […]

Please join the demonstration next Wednesday, 13th December to say NO to 3000 houses

by Steve Ross

  SAY ‘NO’ TO 3000 NEW HOUSES – YOUR PRESENCE IS NEEDED TO SAVE OUR VILLAGES What:                 Please take part in a candle-lit demonstration when Harrogate Borough Councillors meet to consider the planners’ recommendation of using land between Green Hammerton, Kirk Hammerton and Whixley to build 3000 new houses When:                 Wednesday 13th December 2017 Time: […]

Bay Horse Christmas/New Year Opening Times

by Steve Ross

Christmas Opening Times   Day Bar Food Christmas Eve 12 noon to midnight 12noon to 9pm Christmas Day 11am to 2pm Restaurant Closed Boxing Day 12 noon to 11pm 12noon to 5pm New Year’s Eve 12 noon to late 12 noon to 9pm New Year’s Day 12 noon to 10pm 12 noon to 5pm Jon, […]

Kirk & Green Hammerton WI

by Steve Ross

Our November meeting included our AGM. Ann Johnson stepped down as President after her 3 year term of office expired and she also came off committee. Sue Bowe has taken over as President for the coming year.  After the official procedures were carried out the presentation of trophies and prizes commenced.  Carol Wake received the […]

Keep The Hammertons Green – Update

by Steve Ross

Many of you will by now have seen in the newspapers that the Draft Local Plan report has been released by Harrogate Planners, ahead of a key meeting this Thursday. Members of the action group are attending that meeting to challenge its contents. Disappointingly Harrogate Borough Council is still recommending Green Hammerton for the new […]