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.


Harrogate Council recently removed the ACV listing on the Eastern section that was sold to Mr Claybourn as part of their automatic review procedure, but HJCC made a nomination for it to be re-listed. The Parish Council were asked for comments and the matter was discussed at the interim meeting on September 4 and the following comments approved: KMLDPC ACV response HJ East Sept 2018.pdf The previous ACV response by the Council in June 2017 was referred to, so for clarity a copy of this can be accessed here RESPONSE TO THE ACV APPLICATION OF THE HENRY JENKINS combined version 23.6.17.pdf

The planning application made by Mr Claybourn (the new owner of the eastern half of the building) to convert that section into a single dwelling was refused by Harrogate Council, but has now been re-submitted with additional information (18/03230/FUL). The decision of the Parish Council is available on the HBC Planning website.


We are sorry to have to report that Mr John Peacock, who was a Councillor for Kirkby Malzeard from 2012 to 2018 died on August 26. Despite difficulties with mobility he was a regular attendee of meetings at which he made many useful contributions particularly on Highway matters, with the Council coming to rely on him to keep us updated on the state of the roads in the Parish, as well as on other issues. We would like to pass on our sympathies to Susan and his family.


An application has been made under the Commons Act 2006 for the surrender of a registered right of Common and for the removal of this from the Register of Common Land which relates to an area of Moorland in the Parish of Laverton. If you would like more information please visit the NYCC website :  


Planning consent was granted in 2017 for a new mast to be erected in place of the existing one on Kirkby Moor Road, and we understand that work is scheduled towards the end of this year which should improve the existing EE signal (which is the only one which works to any degree within Kirkby Malzeard village). It may also enable Vodaphone and O2 to function but we shall have to wait and see what it is like once the work has been completed. Still its a step in the right direction.

OFCOM have a useful checker which enables you to find out which provider best serves your property - this is the link: 


Despite some progress, we continue to receive reports from residents that the Broadband speed within the Parish, particularly in the outlying areas, remains poor. Harrogate Council are currently carrying out a survey to find out what download speeds residents receive so that they can target improvements. If you could please check your speed using this link: and then complete their survey using this form: If they receive lots of reports about slow speeds in this area it may get prioritised.


This development scheme was amended in April 2018 and is now for 'up to 37 houses' rather than 'up to 47 houses'. Please use the following link to the appropriate page of Harrogate Councils Planning website: for further information.


The Parish Council applied for a Definitive Map Modification Order in May in respect of the footpath running through the garden of the above property, which links Main Street and Back Lane North. North Yorkshire County Council are dealing with the case but there is a back-log of cases so it may be some time before a decision is known.


The Council allocated the grants for 2017-18 in March with Highside Playing Fields Association receiving £650 towards flooring in the Pavilion, the Mechanics Institute receiving £1000 towards repointing work, Kirkby in Bloom receiving £200 towards their Heritage Board project and their insurance costs, and Kirkby Malzeard Youth Club being granted £350 towards their start up costs. The fund for next year has been increased to £4000 and it is hoped that this will help sustain important local amenities.


A Youth Club has been set up within Kirkby Malzeard by North Yorkshire Youth aimed at youngsters between 9 and 13 years. A number of local people have volunteered their services but as always more would be welcomed so if you are interested please contact The club opened on April 19 with an average of 30 youngsters now attending.

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