Current Parish News

Parish Council Meeting
The next Parish Council meeting will be held at the Village Institute at 7.30pm on Monday 20th May 2024. This will be the Annual Meeting of the Parish Council. The first item on the Agenda will be the election of Chairman for 2024/25. Members of the public are always welcome to attend.

Annual Residents’ Meeting
The Annual Residents’ Meeting was held on Monday, 18th March 2024. The minutes of the ARM held in March 2023 were read and approved and the meeting received the annual report of the Needham Garth Trustees from Councillor Brampton for the year 2022/23. The Trust had an income for the year of £1949.48. Of this, £1940 was distributed and a small balance remains. Residents should inform the trustees of any cases of need in the parish. Contact can be made with Councillor Brampton, or the other Trustees Mr. Roger Dinsdale, Mr. Martin Beckett and Mrs Janice Peacock.

The annual auction of Parish Lands was, once again, in the capable hands of NYCC Councillor Yvonne Peacock and this source of Parish revenue was successfully secured for another year, although somewhat smaller than previous years.

The meeting received information on a number of topics from Parish Council Chairman John Amsden and from North Yorkshire Councillor Yvonne Peacock.  

Councillor Amsden expressed the Parish Council’s disappointment that the ward’s own councillor had not attended any of the Parish Council meetings during the past year. Whilst acknowledging Councillor Sedgwick’s contribution of a £400 grant towards a flower trough, it was felt that a more conspicuous role in parish affairs in the ward would be useful.

Mention was made of the increase in the parish precept and the rising cost of insurance, particularly for the sports’ pavilion.

A discussion took place relating to recent meetings between YDNPA and the registered freeholders. There is a new coppicing plan and all village residents will be entitled to the wood that is cut. Notification will appear on the village WhatsApp group and Parish Council Facebook page. It was proposed that some method be used to safeguard the wood from unauthorised access. Anyone who feels they should be on the registered freeholders list should check the information that Councillor Amsden has and then follow this up on an individual basis.

The problem of getting streetlights repaired was mentioned. Councillor Peacock offered to approach her contact at North Yorkshire Council if it was felt that a report had not been acted upon quickly.

The damage to local road surfaces, especially on Church Bank, was raised. Councillor Peacock offered to check on the progress of repairs and also to the damage done to roadside walls. Mention was also made of damage to verges in the village.

Councillor Peacock raised the topic of school transport in the Dales. This  issue is  the subject  of consultation by North Yorkshire Council and it is recommended that residents fill in the survey form in order to ensure that school transport is not adversely affected by the proposed changes. The public consultation will close on Friday 12th April.  The survey form can be found at

Councillor Peacock recommended the North Yorkshire Police Community Messaging Scheme. This is a free email alert service from North Yorkshire Police. Local police teams use the system to let residents know what is happening in their area. You can sign up to receive alerts about events, crime appeals, safety advice and much more. These alerts can be tailored to where you live and work, and you can unsubscribe at any time. When you sign up you will be able to select the type of alerts you'd like to receive, including a monthly fraud round-up newsletter and various watch schemes for business owners. To learn more about the scheme go to

Councillor Peacock reported on the YDNPA Management Plan for Housing. This is close to completion although there is one last consultation process to be finished. It is likely that under the plan new builds within the authority will not be available as second homes or holiday lets. This is distinct from the current local occupancy clause and the recent NYC legislation that doubles council tax for second homes from April 2025. Central government has also abolished tax relief for holiday lets in the recent budget. More work is to be done to provide affordable housing for rental or purchase for residents in the Dales.

Concern was expressed about the difficulty of obtaining direct fibre broadband to outlying properties. Councillor Peacock is aware that discussions with BT are taking place to resolve issues surrounding the switch to digital voice calling, where people do not have a broadband connection.

A vote of thanks was given to Councillor Peacock for her attendance at the meeting and for her help as auctioneer at the land letting.

Parish Council Meetings 2024/25
Parish Council meetings will take place at the Village Institute on the third Monday of every second month, starting on May 20th 2024. Any changes to the venue or dates will be notified via the Parish Council website and Facebook page. Members of the public are always welcome to attend, but please contact the Parish Clerk if you would like something to be added to the agenda.

Open Gardens 2024
Open Gardens will take place on Sunday 30th June between 11am and 4pm. Please contact Tina Richard (663953) if you can help with refreshments. Volunteers are also needed to help on the Open Gardens Sub-Committee.

Lower Dales Area Partnerships
Please contact Councillor Amsden if you want an item brought up at these meetings.  
A reminder that our  representative on the council is Karen Sedgwick. ( or 01969 622038)

Thank You
The Carperby Concert team would like to thank all those who contributed to the Show of Hands concert in March. A total of £1000 was raised for Teenage Cancer Trust.

 Village Institute
The grant for the solar panels was successfully obtained and work has been completed on the installation of the panels on the front slope of the roof. Whilst the scaffolding remains in place at the front of the building, car parking will be limited, although the disabled space has been retained. Construction of the storage room at the rear of the building is also under way. More details as work progresses.

Village Institute AGM
The Annual General Meeting of the Village Institute will be held on Wednesday 24th April. Please contact Tina Richard (663953)  if you would like an item added to the agenda.

Revised Rubbish Collection Dates - Reminder

    Normal Date       Easter 2024         Revised Date
Tuesday 2nd April     Recycling      Wednesday 3rd April
    Normal Day       May Day 2024     Revised Date   
Tuesday 6th May     Household Waste     No Change

    Normal Day     May Bank Hol. 2024      Revised Date
Tuesday 28th May      Recycling            Wednesday 29th May    

 Check information at

Bonus Ball
The village bonus ball competition raises around £1000 a year which is split between the Village Hall, Playing Fields and Football Club.  Numbers costs £1 per week and the person with the bonus ball number in the Saturday lotto draw wins £35. This year, since 1st May, 9 numbers have won twice and 21 numbers have had a single win. 
We currently have 4 numbers spare. Please contact Tracey Lambert if you would like a number. Email:  or text 07770 630010.

North Yorkshire Council
To contact the new council by ‘phone please call
0300 131 2 131 or visit to apply for, book and/or pay for services online. You can also report problems relating to the council. More information at: 

Parish Communications - A Reminder
Half of the households in the parish council area
receive the newsletter by e-mail and about a third access information via the Facebook page. The Parish Council would like to increase this number and thus save some money on parish communications. If you would like to help, please send an e-mail to, giving your e-mail address or make a friend request for the Facebook page.

Parish Salt Bins
A reminder that the two Parish Council salt bins for the village are situated on Hargill and on the north side of the main village green. There is an additional RDC bin in Needham Garth. The salt is to be used on the untreated roads in bad weather conditions. Please do not use the salt for private drives.

Carperby WhatsApp Group
Carperby village now has an active WhatsApp group. Should anyone wish to join the village group, please message Tina Richard on 0771 5045600. In order to join you will need to have a smart phone and download the app. Tina can help if you have any doubts or queries. WhatsApp is a free messaging application that lets users text, chat, and share media, including voice messages and video, with individuals or groups. It relies on data (broadband/4G) to send messages, so it doesn't cut into your monthly text allotment. Every message and call is end-to-end encrypted by default, so WhatsApp is quite secure for virtually all users. This level of encryption means not even WhatsApp can see the content of your messages, despite what you might hear online.

Parish Forums
The Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority
hopes to continue to hold a series of parish forum meetings, as a way to engage more closely with parish councils within the YDNPA. Please contact Councillor Amsden for details of the meeting and let the Parish Council know if there is anything you would like to be added to the future agendas. Details here:

A quick reminder that appointments are available at Aysgarth Surgery on Tuesday evenings for those needing to see a doctor after work.

Community First Responders - REMINDER
The First Responders are still looking to recruit additional volunteers to the team. This does not require a great deal of time and can easily be arranged around your work/family/social commitments. A short training programme and a qualification test are all that is needed. Even a small commitment would be helpful to them and the local Ambulance Service. If you are interested in joining or simply wish to know more about the service they provide, please contact David Brampton on 663561.


One of the issues to emerge from the recent Parish Plan Event in January was the continuing problem of dog waste in the village. The main problem seems to stem from visitors and it was felt that the location of the dog waste bins could be better advertised. IF YOU OWN A HOLIDAY LET IN THE VILLAGE OR USE YOUR SECOND HOME FOR FRIENDS AND VISITORS, PLEASE PRINT & DISPLAY THE ATTACHED MAP. More copies of the map are available from Councillor Sheldon at The Quarter House.

Upper Dales Health Watch

Follow this link for news.

Freeholders Wood -  YDNPA coppicing plan can be viewed by clicking here. If you wish to speak to Geoff Garrett on matters relating to Freeholders Wood please contact him on 01756 751648    

A reminder that NHS dental provision in the area has been awarded to ADB (Alpha). They have bases in Hawes, Leyburn and Bedale. Residents can register with them by calling 01969 623999.

Anyone interested in volunteering for the local branch of Daleswatch should contact Councillor Brampton via the Parish Council e-mail address at