News & Events

Any offers of help with dressing the village in bunting for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee would be greatly appreciated. If you can spare a hour or so this Sunday morning please join us outside the Village Hall at 10:00 am. Many thanks. 

Have you or any member of your family ever met the Queen or another member of the Royal Family?  Or maybe you saw them when they visited Ripon or elsewhere?  Were you alive at the time of the Coronation?


We would like to put together a display of photos, memorabilia and memories in the church for the Jubilee Weekend.  We plan to take copies or photos of your originals and display them in the church. Just a sentence or two of your thoughts and memories would be great!


A number of people have already come forward so if you think you have something suitable please contact Jane Mansell (01765 634682) or Sally Gabriel (01765 634789) as soon as possible.


Thank you!

From the North Stainley Sports & Recreation Trust

"The Trust's recent survey generated a very encouraging response from the community and participation rates were significantly higher than is normal for such surveys.  Although the results reflected views from a good cross-section of village residents, those in the younger age bracket were unfortunately under-represented.

Overall, people gave very positive feedback reflecting what could be summarised as 'living in a picturesque village situated in a beautiful location with a thriving community'.  There were clearly some areas where residents felt there was room for improvement, particularly in the area of infrastructure and services. Improvements in these ares would, it was felt, make day-to-day living easier, the village more sustainable, and would take North Stainley from being an attractive to an aspirational place to live and make a home.

A significant number of the suggestions made fell outside the remit or gift of the Sports & Recreation Trust and the committee has since discussed ways and means of sharing these findings, of working with other village groups and perhaps even of reviewing the Trust's current mandate.  The aim would be to drive and support initiatives either independently or by working with others as appropriate.

Following discussions with other interested parties in the coming days, the committee will be sharing detailed feedback on the survey outcomes with the community, will share plans for the future from across the village, and will listen to and discuss your views on them.

Thank you again for your support and patience.  We will be in touch again very soon."


Staveley Arms Bar

In amongst all the Covid-19 bad news we did receive one very welcome piece of good news for North Stainley when the village pub finally reopened.

Back once again in its familiar guise as the Staveley Arms and under skilled and experienced  management, business has really been thriving.  The team, led by chef Dave Mathews, was formerly in charge at the Bruce Arms in West Tanfield and so has no shortage of experience or local knowledge.  .  The pub has been given a comprehensive internal facelift which makes it seem much brighter and spacious than in its earlier incarnations.  The menus aim to appeal to a wide range of tastes and, wherever possible, local suppliers and sources are used.

There is extensive outdoor accommodation for those who still have Covid concerns so there's no reason not to head down to the local.

For sample menus and other information go to

As people stay closer to home as a result of the pandemic, local footpaths are being used increasingly by residents for their daily exercise.  Those same footpaths are also used by dog walkers, most of whom are kind enough to pick up after their dogs, thus ensuring that paths and fields remain poo-free.  

Unfortunately, some owners do not obey the rules and the Parish Council has noted a significant increase in dog-fouling reports. Some owners allow their dogs to foul the footway, others have been seen sending them to foul farmers' fields, while yet others go to the trouble of bagging the waste and then throw it into woodland or adjacent fields.  On behalf of the whole North Stainley community, the Parish Council appeals to the irresponsible few to mend their ways and pick up after their dogs thus making local paths safer and more pleasant for everyone.

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The leaflet below is a reminder to dog owners of their legal responsibilities:



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History Books

The link below will provide you with a fascinating insight into life as it used to be in our village.

North Stainley has a Community Public Access Defibrillator (CPAD) which is kept in a yellow box on the Village Hall veranda, facing the recreation ground.  The only way to access the Automated External Defibrillator (AED) which it contains, is to dial 999 (or 112).  Would you know when to use it and what to do with it?  If not, please read on - it may save someone's life.

Since 2017, the District Council has made a charge for its Garden Refuse Collection Service.

The charge for the opt-in subscription service for collections from mid-March to end November 2022 (19 fortnightly collections) is £41.  You can apply at Harrogate Borough Council Garden Waste or by phoning Customer Services on 01423 500600. You will need a debit or credit card.  The dates of first and final collections will be confirmed once you have subscribed.

COVID-19 - the pandemic has at times impacted on HBC's ability to deliver services. For details of any changes, please check at

The Government has issued new guidance in a bid to answer concerns about the effect, if any, of coronavirus on the food we all eat .  Details are here - Guidance for consumers on coronavirus (COVID-19) and food