Spofforth Village

Near Harrogate, North Yorkshire

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All the latest news and events in Spofforth

Spofforth wins In Bloom 2009 Silver Gilt

Spofforth has won a Silver Gilt prize in the In Bloom 2009 competition!

At the prize giving ceremony in Bridlington, John Stanley and Ann Thomas accepted the award on behalf of the village.

A social evening was held at the Village Hall in September to thank sponsors and the hard working planters and waterers.

If you would like to be involved in Spofforth In Bloom 2010, contact Hilary Chilton on 590606.


Youngsters protest against speeding in the village

Youngsters protest against speeding in the villageSpofforth children staged their own protest to mark national speed awareness day.  Youngsters from the primary school waved placards to remind passing motorists to keep to the speed limit through the village.  They gained a lot of support from motorists who slowed down and honked their horns to show their support.


Youngsters brighten up the village

Pupils from Spofforth School plant some new seeds into the wetland area on East Park Road, with some help and guidance from 'In Bloomer' Heather Pollard. (090327AR3pic1)Children from Spofforth School are keeping the village looking bright and vibrant by planting 500 wild flowers. The youngsters gathered at the Wetlands Area at East Park Road to help members of the parish council and Spofforth in Bloom committee plant the colourful posies .


Village projects grateful for funding

Waste Recycling Environmental LimitedVillage Hall Improvements

The new dedicated Doctors' Surgery at the Long Memorial Hall was recently opened by the Mayor of Harrogate.

We are very grateful to the Landfill Communities Fund of the Waste Recycling Group (WRG), administered by Waste Recycling Environmental (WREN), who provided £21,000 of funding for general improvements to the village hall including disabled access, toilets and general upgrading of the meeting room and hallway.

The new disabled lift was funded by the Parish Council with a generous donation from County Cllr Trotter via the North Yorkshire County Council, County Area Committee for Harrogate District.

Wetlands Area Development in East Park Road

We would also like to thank Harrogate Borough Council's Community Chest and  the Big Lottery Breathing Spaces award schemes for their help in funding the Wetlands Area Development.

As work continues apace at the wetlands, East Park Road, the Parish Council would like to invite you to attend a consultation evening to share the vision of this exciting project which will create a very special open space for the village to enjoy. Find out more...

Tuesday 2nd June
Long Memorial Hall, Spofforth



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