In order to try and keep everyone informed on the up to date position of issues with which Kirkby Malzeard Laverton and Dallowgill Parish Council are currently involved, we have created this NEWS page. Please also refer to the MINUTES page for background information on the items covered by our Meetings.


The Parish Council held an exhibition on Saturday September 9 to enable residents to view information on two significant topics 

1) A proposal to increase the Parish precept element of the Council Tax to provide additional grant funding to local organisations such as the Highside Playing Fields, the Mechanics Institute, Kirkby in Bloom etc

2) Proposals to develop a site on Laverton Road, Kirkby Malzeard for up to 45 houses.

Representatives from the Parish Council, local organisations and Vernon & Co (who are representing the land-owners of the proposed site) spoke to well over 100 residents and hopefully the event provided useful information on both issues.

If you were unable to attend its not too late to access the precept information - click on this link :Hand-out Kirkby Malzeard Parish Council Sept 2017.pdf and to print off the questionnaire Questionnaire - Kirkby Malzeard Parish Council Sept 2017.pdf You will need to return this manually rather than electronically please before September 25.

You can also download the feedback form relating to the proposed development here : Feedback form,proposed development Kirkby Malzeard.pdf and either print it off, fill it in and post it back or save it, complete it and then send it on as an email attachment. 


Harrogate Council are currently consulting on how best to do this so if you are interested in providing your views click here for further information - deadline is October 25 : Hazardous Household Waste consultation_A4 Poster.pdf


The recent ACV application made by the Save the Henry Jenkins Group was successful which has prevented the change of use to an Estate Office from proceeding. The owner has however asked Harrogate Council to review their decision and has also given notice of his intention to dispose of the property. The review period ends on September 29. The group, who have recently formed a Community Co-op, have confirmed that they intend to make a bid and so a moratorium period of six months applies ending on January 4, 2018. The owner is not allowed to sell to anyone else during this period but he does not have to accept any bid and after the end of the six months he is then able to sell to anyone else at any price. Mr Fielder also has until September 2 to lodge an appeal against the planning decision to redevelop the site for housing if he so chooses.We shall provide further updates as soon as they are available.


A meeting concerning 'Community Led Housing' was held on Wednesday May 10 and was attended by Jane Fulford - Together Housing Group, Graham Brookfield the Affordable Housing Development Officer of HBC and Sarah Close - Rural Housing Enabler at HBC together with a number of local residents. Mike Hurford, vice-chair of the Parish Council outlined the concept of Community Led Housing and gave a presentation entitled '25 steps to a successful Community Led Housing scheme'. Following input from the speakers we now have some idea as to what such a scheme involves and it was agreed that the community should pursue the idea further. 

On July 7 Mike met with Harrogate Council and some progress has been made. Firstly it does seem possible that an area of land at the Northern end of The Green, in Kirkby Malzeard, being the section of grass directly adjoining Back Lane, owned by HBC, may be available for low cost housing, having now been added to their development site list. The next step would be to form a Community Land Trust from local residents to manage the project and once further information is available as to exactly how this needs to be created, a public meeting will be held to ascertain levels of support for the venture and to obtain volunteers who wish to be involved. Funding will be needed but it is understood that grants are available including those for initial investigations and feasibility.

Please contact Mike if you are interested in the idea of Community Led housing so that he can keep you fully informed. His contact details are on the Councillor page of this website.


The Parish Council is happy to support this current initiative aimed at helping young people within the community. The following is an extract from an email received from Vicki Lever who is the main contact for anyone interested, which explains the scheme in more detail.

I am writing to introduce myself as the Youth Development Worker for North Yorkshire Youth in the area of Harrogate District.  North Yorkshire Youth is a charity which supports young people across North Yorkshire and more details can be found at our website:

As part of my role I help to set up and sustain voluntary youth projects and I am currently looking to find out a bit more about Kirkby Malzeard and the services that are available to young people.  With this in mind, I am keen to ensure that I support any existing provision across my area and also help to develop any new voluntary youth projects as appropriate.  I currently support 15 youth clubs across the district including Masham Youth Club and Ripon Youth Café.
I am writing to you as I am aware that parish councils and council members are very active in their community and I would like to know if you think there is any scope to for me to develop or support any voluntary youth provision in your parish.  Our projects offer a lot to young people but also to volunteers who work with young people, due to the training opportunities that we provide.



The Parish Council contacted SuperFast NorthYorkshire in January 2017 in order to obtain an up to date picture of the roll out of fibre Broadband within the Parish and this is an extract of the reply received:

I have checked our maps (which are available on our website and Kirkby Malzeard and Laverton's telephone cabinets have now been upgraded to fibre. All you need to do is contact your service provider and ask for an upgrade to fibre. 

Dallowgill has not yet been included in SFNY’s roll out plan. However, SFNY have recently secured additional funding which we expect will be used to extend superfast broadband coverage to further premises across North Yorkshire, this is known as Phase 3. This will be awarded in the Spring of 2017 and run until the end of 2019. If there are any specific premises that are unable to order fibre please let me know and I will investigate on their behalf (I would need telephone number and full address).

If you are in an area where fibre broadband is said to be available and you are unable to obtain it, please let us know and we will follow it up with SFNY.

There is also a subsidy available in some instances if your download speed is less than 2mbps - for further information click this link;


OFCOM have a useful checker which enables you to find out which provider best serves your property - this is the link: The Parish Council are still making enquiries to ascertain if the service in the area can be improved. If you have any input on this topic please let us know.

Planning consent (17/02370/FUL) was granted in August for a new mast to be erected in place of the existing one on Kirkby Moor Road, which should improve the signal in the area.

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