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More Village Heroes Make Scrubs for LGI


Following from last weeks lockdown ideas, this week we have seen 2 members of the village, Gwyneth Stephenson and Joan Brown make scrubs for the LGI. They were aided by Tadcrafters who passed out materials to volunteers.

They have further plans to supply York next week - keep up the good work!

Learning in Lockdown: A Barkston Resident's Experience

Local Barkston resident, Philippa Varley, has been putting her time to good use in the lockdown by not only learning a new skill, but also applying her new knowledge to assist the keyworkers on the front line. Following instructions from Tadcrafters, she has handmacde washbags for NHS and other staff to wash contaminated scrubs to keep themselves safe. Below is an article written by her:



Job Centre Near Me

Jobcentre Near Me

For anyone stryggling to find work, Job Centre Plus has many ways in which they can help you find employment.

They also deal with benefits claims, child and carers allowence and other related issues.

Please visit their website for more information: https://www.jobcentrenearme.com/

COVID-19 Community Update


 As we are all aware the Coronavirus pandemic is extremely fluid with new developments daily.

Following recent developments regarding the Coronavirus we have received, over the past few days, a number of calls from residents offering help and support to others in the village.  In view of the most recent governmental and PHE guidance, specifically regarding the elderly and vulnerable people, we felt it would be good to try to have a coordinated response and some central contact details for people who are either in need of some support or those that are able to help others during these challenging times.

We know that many elderly or vulnerable residents will have family close by who can help and support them but there will be some others who do not.  If you feel that you would like some support, whatever the issue, big or small, please contact the Parish Council, and we will try to link you up with someone who can help.

If you are able to offer support to vulnerable or elderly residents, for example collecting shopping or picking up a prescription, please email or telephone the Parish Council. The more people we have on our list the easier and more effective it will be. 

We would also ask all residents to go and check on elderly neighbours and if possible, give them a copy of this page with the Parish Council contact telephone number (just in case they aren’t on email).  

We are only a small village and I am sure that if we all pull together, we can make a huge difference to supporting the most vulnerable in our community over this period.


Parish Council Contact Details

Tel:       01937 557466                                         

Email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Kind Regards 

Barkston Ash Parish Council  

Scarecrow Festival Postponed

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Given the current situation with Coronavirus and the requirement for social distancing, we have taken the difficult decision to postpone the Barkston Ash Scarecrow Festival.  We will reschedule and it will likely take place next year. We look forward to confirming a new date as soon as possible.
Stay safe,
The Village Hall Committee




New Radar Speed Sign Installed

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A brand new radar controlled speed sign has been installed in the village to help slow down traffic and reduce hazards to pedestrians. This was done at the expense of the parish council who hope the investment will prove invaluable in reducing speeds in the village.

Two parish councillor vacancies

If anyone is interested in joining the Barkston Ash parish council please get in touch with Gwyneth, the council's clerk at 01937557466 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.