ON TUESDAY 9TH MAY 2017 At 7.30 pm In Green Hammerton Village Hall



 Planning Sub – Committee

Kirk Hammerton Parish Council (KHPC) is looking for people to form a working party with the remit to consider Harrogate Borough Councils (HBC) Local Development Plan and other Major Developer Proposals. The Working Party will work in parallel with the Parish Council on issues arising from these proposals.

As you may be aware from previous communication one option is to create a new settlement of up to 3000 homes on green field land between Kirk Hammerton and Green Hammerton. There is also a developer led proposal for a further 3000 homes centred around Cattal Station. Both proposals are hugely significant and the Parish Council needs additional support from volunteers to take part in reviewing and formulating a residents’ response to these proposals.

We are hopeful that there are individuals within our community that can spare 1-2 days a month working with other likeminded individuals. This is a great opportunity to HAVE YOUR SAY and to make a difference to the future of our beautiful village. If you are interested in taking part then please email Amanda Kennerely (Clerk to KHPC) at By 20th April 2017 with a short statement on what you can contribute to this group.

In the next newsletter we hope to be able to announce that we have enough members to set up a working group and announce a date for the first meeting

The Better Broadband Subsidy Scheme

The UK government is committed to providing every home and business across the country with access to a basic broadband service. If you can’t get a broadband speed of at least 2Mb per second, you could qualify for a subsidised connection worth up to £350 to boost your internet speed.

Visit find out if you are eligible for a subsidy.


Halifax DG230 Crash Kirk Hammerton 1943

On 14th November 1943, this aircraft took off from Marston Moor to be given an airtest but soon after taking off, the aircraft’s two starboard engines failed. Out of control, the aircraft crashed into a brick lined pond behind the Vale of York Hotel on A59. Of the five people on the aircraft, only one survived despite thee courageous attempts by villagers to remove the airmen from the wreckage.

Phil McCormack, son of the only survivor of the crash, Thomas Alan McCormack, is wishing to provide a memorial to remember the victims of the crash.

if you would like to know more information about the event, please contact the clerk, Amanda Kennerley or Les Hornby.




Here’s a list of links to local services you may find useful.

Neighbourhood Watch

Springbank Surgery

Local bus services

Train information