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North Stainley Sport & Recreation Trust

(Charity Registration No 700686)


Public Notice

Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting of the 

North Stainley Sport & Recreation Trust

(The Trust is managing body of North Stainley Village Hall, Recreation Ground 

and Community Garden).

is to be held at

North Stainley Village Hall

On Thursday 10th of October 2019 at 7:00pm

The business of the meeting will be to:

  1. To receive the Annual Report and Accounts for the year to 31st March 2019.
  1. To elect persons to be Trustees and members of the Trust Committee, to hold office until the Annual General Meeting in 2020
  1. To announce the names of those appointed as Trustees and members of the Trust Committee by:
      1. North Stainley Cricket Club
      2. North Stainley Parochial Church Council
      3. North Stainley C. of E. Primary School

    to hold office until the Annual General Meeting in 2020.

Glenys Bailey Secretary to the Trustees

September 2019 


  • North Stainley Sport & Recreation Trust is the owner and managing body of North Stainley Village Hall, Recreation Ground and Community Garden.
  • The Annual General Meeting is open to all parishioners of the civil parish of North Stainley with Sleningford and its neighbourhood.  Those who are over the age of 18 are entitled to vote and take part in the proceedings.  Those under the age of 18 are welcome to attend.
  • To elect persons to be members of the committee (and therefore trustees) who will hold office until the next Annual General Meeting.
  • It would be helpful if anyone wishing to offer himself or herself as a candidate would inform the Secretary before the date of the meeting.

Remember those long, hot, sunny days watching French villagers, pastis, red wine and Gauloises to hand, playing their 'national' game?  Ever fancied trying your hand at petanque or boules, as it's often known?

Now's your chance!  The North Stainley West Tanfield Petanque Club, formerly located at the rear of the Staveley Arms, now has new 'terrains' (playing areas) at the Memorial Hall Car Park in West Tanfield close by the Bull Inn and Bruce Arms in the centre of the village.  It's a small, friendly club where you are sure of a warm welcome and as much help as you need in learning how to play.

Go on!  Give it a try!. You know you want to!

For more details on the club, see the Clubs and Groups section of the village website or contact or


This summer seven rural churches - Masham, Healey, Well, Snape, West Tanfield, Mickley and our own St Mary's Church in North Stainley -  have joined together in a new art project to be known as 'Sculpt'.  Seven acclaimed and well-established artists were each assigned one of the seven churches in which to install large-scale, high-quality art which have been on display since 24th May.  The installations have enjoyed a very successful season but will be coming to an end on Saturday 21st September so grab your last chance to see them before they disappear. Benefitting from £60,000 in Arts Council  funding, the aim of the project was to bring art into rural communities and make it accessible to people who might not otherwise have the chance to experience it.  

The artist whose installation is in St Mary's Church in North Stainley is Evy Jokhova, a Swiss-born sculptor, painter and performance artist whose work has been widely exhibited in London and throughout Europe.  

Further information is available from Scilla Kealy on 01765 635253



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

The charge for the opt-in subscription service for collections from March to November 2019 (19 fortnightly collections) remains at £39.00 . 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 collection for 2019 will be on Wednesday 13th March and the service continues fortnightly until 20th November, the last collection for 2019.


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.

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.

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.

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

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.

History Books

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