Do join the parish group “i love Thornton-le-clay/Foston” as it is an excellent source of local information

Annual Parish Meeting 2020

Due to the current health crisis (Covid19) this meeting is cancelled, as the temporary legislation “The 2020 Regulations” do not allow for this meeting to be held remotely.

Community Wildflower Meadow

Thank you to Mr & Mrs Smith and Mrs & Mrs White for all their hard work in turning this “unloved” area into the beautiful haven it is now. Many thanks to everyone, including the pupils of Foston Primary School for the fund-raising and donations.

Parish Councillor Vacancy

There is a vacancy for a Parish Councillor to be co-opted onto the Parish Council. Anyone who is interested should contact the Parish Clerk for further information.

Phone Box – Thornton-le-Clay

The phone box is currently in storage, as it is in need of a large amount of T.L.C. The Parish Council has a large number of new parts and some materials, but done not have the funds or time to refurbish it. The Parish Council has received an expression of interest to purchase the phone box and spare parts, which it is considering. However, if there are any volunteers, willing to work on it in their spare time, please contact the Parish Council.

Footpath Clearing

The parish council & I am sure everyone in the villages would like to thank the team of villagers, led be Peter Mills, who are clearing the path between Foston & Thornton-le-Clay. What a good job they are making of it.

Grass Cutting

The Parish Council would like to say a big thank-you to everyone who is helping to maintain the verges by cutting the grass themselves.


Winter Weather

Ryedale District Council have produced some advice leaflets  to help you keep warm & safe in winter weather.  Please see the attached leaflets, which include emergency telephone numbers.


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Tractor nr Foston by Roger Gilbertson

The Parish Council continues to campaign for faster broadband. Our ‘Broadband Champion’ is Richard Jones and he is in constant communication with suppliers and keeps us updated on progress. For his latest update refer to News items on this website.