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Vacancy For Town Clerk


Applications are invited for the post of

Clerk / RFO to the Council

26 to 30 hrs per week

The duties include preparation for meetings, implementation of Council decisions, keeping of financial records and administration of all the Council’s activities, including allotments, cemetery and play areas and other exciting initiatives such as Norton in Bloom.

The salary is in accordance with Local Council Scale 2 (Spinal Column Points 27 to 28 – £31,346 to £32,234) and is calculated pro rata.

Cilca qualification preferred though the opportunity to train would be available.

An application form, together with a job description, is available by contact as below.

The closing date for applications is Friday 4th March 2022.

Telephone (01653) 695348

December Council Meeting Cancelled

Due to the Omicron outbreak, the December Council Meeting is cancelled. It is hoped that the government will permit legislation to allow remote meetings again for January, in case the situation has not improved.

Notice of Town Meeting

Norton on Derwent Town Council.

Notice is hereby given that a Town Meeting, in respect of:

The Resuce The Ramp Campaign

Will be held on Thursday 5th August, at

The Ryedale Community Leisure Centre (former Norton Bowling Centre), Bowling Lane, Norton, at 7.00pm.

Members of the public are welcome to attend.

Grants To Voluntary Organisations



Voluntary organisations providing a service or facilities in the interests of the inhabitants of Norton-on-Derwent and wishing to be considered for grant aid in the year ending 31 March 2022 should apply in writing or email and enclose a copy of the accounts and balance sheet for their last financial year to the address below by Monday 13th September 2021:

Norton-on-Derwent Town Council

The Old Courthouse,

84B Commercial Street,



YO17 9ES


Notice of Byelaw

Notice is hereby given that Norton-on-Derwent Town Council intends to make a new byelaw to prevent vehicles parking on the mown roadside verges in the following areas.

Welham RoadMown grass verges, on both sides of the road, between Beechwood Road and Whitewall, extending south to the frontage of house numbers 185 and 186.  
Beverley RoadMown grass verges, on both sides of the road, between Furlongs Avenue and Dairy Way.  
Langton RoadMown grass verges, on both sides of the road, between The Ridings and Bazeley’s Lane.  
Scarborough RoadMown grass verges, on both sides of the road, between Parliament Street and Westfield Avenue.  
Langley Drive and Hambleton RoadMown grass verges, on the southern/eastern side of the road, between Langton Road and Woodlands Avenue.  

The byelaw can be viewed here.

Copies of the byelaw are kept at the offices of the Council at The Old Court House, 84B Commercial Street YO17 9ES and will be open to inspection without payment during usual business hours for 28 days from the publication of this notice. 

Written representations about the byelaw, including any objections, should be sent to the above postal address or by e-mail to by Friday 7th May 2021.

Ros Tierney

Town Clerk

Better Walking Connectivity Through Seat Provision

They need Summer planting in a few weeks time but have you noticed the new seats and planters springing up around town? New seats for Beverley Road nr Tesco’s, Howe Hill, Langton Road and Springfield Garth. We have tried to improve the walking and connectivity routes across the town. There is a further seat planned for the Bazley’s Lane vicinity.

Little Free Library arrives in Norton

The Little Free Library is now open in Norton, just to the side of St Peters Church.

The library has been set up thanks to the efforts from a local family, from literary events consultancy Books Up North and a host of other volunteers.

It is located, by kind permission of the Wardens, in the grounds of St Peter’s Church on Langton Road.

The free library is available for everyone to access but everyone is urged to use it responsibly and to follow the current government guidance regarding the coronavirus.

All of the books have been donated by people in the community.

Neighbourhood Plan – Time To Consult

Neighbourhood Planning Regulation 14 Public Consultation –

Malton and Norton Neighbourhood Development Plan

In accordance with Neighbourhood Planning Regulation 14, Malton Town Council and Norton-on-Derwent Town Council are undertaking a public consultation and would like to invite comments from organisations and individuals on its Pre-Submission Neighbourhood Development Plan.

The public consultation runs from Friday 12th February until Friday 26th March 2021.

Proposed Malton and Norton Neighbourhood Development Plan

Malton Town Council and Norton-on-Derwent Town Council have produced a Neighbourhood Development Plan which covers the whole of the civil parishes of Malton and Norton-on-Derwent.  The plan contains a vision for the parishes along with a set of objectives, planning policies and proposals and community actions to achieve the vision.  The planning policies within the plan seek to protect the character and meet the needs of the parishes, with policies guiding new development, notably for highways, the River Derwent corridor, community facilities, tourism and culture, the horse racing industry, housing and employment, as well as protection and enhancement policies relating to the green environment (including Local Green Spaces) and the built environment (including conservation areas).

Following this consultation, the plan will be amended and then submitted to Ryedale District Council (RDC), as required, for a further Regulation 16 consultation and independent examination. The plan, if successful at examination, will then proceed to a local referendum.  If the plan receives a majority vote the district council will adopt the plan which will then become part of the statutory development plan – the Local Plan – for Ryedale.  Any planning applications submitted within the boundary will be determined in accordance with this plan.  

Aim of this consultation

This consultation seeks your views on the content of the proposed Malton and Norton Neighbourhood Development Plan, together with the supporting Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) and Habitats Regulations Assessment (HRA) Reports.

Availability of Documents

The plan, map and reports, together with supporting documents and evidence base may be viewed at Malton Town Council and Norton-on-Derwent Town Council websites at:

The plan, map and reports may also be viewed on RDC’s website at:

Deposit Locations

Hard copies of the consultation document, including proposals map, are also available for inspection at the following deposit locations (subject to Covid restrictions):

Malton Town Council The Wesley Centre, Saville Street, Malton, YO17 7LLMon to Thurs 9am to 5pm phone first 01653 609888
Norton on Derwent Town Council 84b Commercial Street, Norton, YO17 9ESMon to Weds 9am to 5pm phone first 01653 695348
Malton Library St Michael Street, Malton, YO17 7LJNormal opening hours
Norton Library The Hive, Commercial Street, Norton, YO17 8ESNormal opening hours

In addition, the town councils will be holding online drop-in sessions during the consultation period, as follows:-

Tuesday 2nd March at 2pm, Saturday 6th March at 10am, and Tuesday 15th March at 6pm.

Watch town council websites and local press for details.

How to Comment

The town councils welcome your comments.  Comments should be submitted, preferably electronically, using the following Survey Monkey questionnaire link:

Paper questionnaires will also be available at deposit points and can be returned by sending to either of the following addresses:- 


Post: Malton Town Council, The Wesley Centre, Saville Street, Malton, YO17 7LL

Norton on Derwent Town Council, 84b Commercial Street, Norton, YO17 9ES

The deadline for comments is 5pm on Friday 26th March 2021.  The councils cannot accept any late comments.  

Further Information

Should you have any further queries about the Malton and Norton Neighbourhood Development Plan please contact the town councils at emails above or telephone 01653 609888 Malton T.C. and 01653 695348 Norton T.C.