News & Events

What better way to start the day on Thursdays?  Available on dates as shown in the poster below.


bacon church Jan 20

North Stainley Estate will be mounting a public exhibition to give residents the opportunity to view their plans for a further extension to Potgate Quarry. The Estate says that the extension will enable the quarry to continue operating for a further eighteen years and that the area will be restored afterwards to agriculture, grassland and woodland.

The exhibition will be held at the village pub, The Stag's Head, on Tuesday 25th February 2020 between 3pm and 8pm.  There will be information boards showing the location of the proposed extension, how it will be worked and subsequently restored, and how the quarry will support the Estate's long-term vision for the village.

The Group Chairman James Staveley, Managing Director Kevin Parker, and the Estate's advisers will all be on hand to answer any questions and everyone is welcome to attend.

You can still have pancakes on Shrove Tuesday (25th February in case you'd forgotten!) and have more pancakes on 1st March!  What's not to like?


Pancake party poster 1

In 2017, the District Council introduced charges for the Garden Refuse Service.

The charge for the opt-in subscription service for collections from mid-March to end November 2020 (19 fortnightly collections) is £41 this year. 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 first collections for 2020 will start either on Wednesday 11th March or Wednesday 18th.  The dates of first and final collections will be confirmed once you have subscribed.


The 'In at the Start' project on the new Pennycroft Quarry extension run by High Batts Nature Reserve has won a prestigious international Quarry Life Award in a competition sponsored by HeidelbergCement that recognises the skills and efforts of a wide-ranging team of conservation volunteers, photographers and surveyors.

The work will continue over the coming months and years and, for now, the extension is off-limits except on special occasions.  Monitoring and management of the site goes on even as Heidelberg begins to extract the valuable gravels from deep pits within it.

Watch this space for more news as the project develops or go to the High Batts Website for more details and further announcements.

History Books

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

Many of you will have seen David Attenborough's Blue Planet episode when he exposed the frightening levels of plastic pollution in our oceans. The programme caused quite a stir and there is now pressure from all directions for something to be done about it.

...and getting paid for it?  There is a job opportunity at the Village Hall for a Caretaker/Cleaner.

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.

Many of you will have seen leaflets and other publicity for Masham Liftshare which uses the web to help connect people travelling in similar directions at similar times to travel together and share costs.  The scheme also helps reduce traffic congestion and pollution.  

What you may not have realised is that residents of North Stainley are more than welcome to participate.  The scheme is called Masham Liftshare but it covers the whole of the local area and villages.

If you think you might benefit from Liftshare simply call 01765 680200, email or go to the Liftshare Website.  There are successful schemes all over the country and you can choose to share as little or as often as you like for any journey you make.