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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 2021 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 Wednesday 9th September 2020:

Norton-on-Derwent Town Council

The Old Courthouse,

84B Commercial Street,



YO17 9ES


Council Meetings

During the prevailing lockdown Council Meetings will be held via Zoom.

The next several council meeting dates are;

Monday, 14th September

Monday, 19th October

Monday, 16th November

Monday, 21st December

If you would like a dial in notice for these meetings please provide your email address to and we will forward you a link on the day. Thank you.

Skatepark Open

5 of the ramps at the skate park have been re-opened. Please adhere to social distancing guidelines and use hand sanitiser. A copy of the guidelines is pinned to the fence at the skatepark. Please make yourselves aware of this. Thank you.

Norton Is Blooming

Norton in Bloom has enjoyed its first year enhancing the town with planters. We have probably achieved about 80% of what we set out to do, considering the virus is around we were pleased with this outcome.

The first thing we did was enhance the entrance signs by creating proper beds at Scarborough Road and Beverley Road. These were then planted with petunias and begonias in the main.

We then added planters to Mill Street and Commercial Street and placed a central tree with an abundance of flowers surrounding, mainly petunias, geraniums and bacopa trailing. The Mill Street planters contained Mesembryanthemums and they loved the sun. As per picture below.

We added planters to the Swimming Bath walls and renovated the three tier planter outside the public toilets on church street. This now looks lovely with petunias and trainling lobelia spraying out of the sides. We also added a second planter to Wood Street / Wold Street corner to match the other. Photo below.

We hope you enjoy our flowers whilst summer lasts. Plans for next year include adding a few floral beds around town.

Council Meetings

During the prevailing lockdown Council Meetings will be held electronically via Zoom.

The next several council meetings are 18th May, 15th June, 20th July and 17th August.

If you would like a dial in notice, please provide your email address to and we will forward you one on the day. Thank you.

Covid 19

During this difficult time if you need to contact the Town Council we would ask that you do so by email or telephone in the first instance. or telephone 01653 695348. If we do not answer please leave a message, the messages will be getting checked. Thank you.

We continue to leave King Georges Playing Field open, as is the dog walk at the Chase and the Burdale Close play area. If you are entering these areas then as directed by the H M Government please do not play on the play equipment or gym equipment, just use the parks for recreational walking and remember to maintian safe distance of 2m from others. Thank you.

Understanding Waste

Members of Malton and Norton Town Councils had a visit to Allerton Park Waste Recovery Centre. The plant processes up to 320,000 tonnes of waste per year from York and North Yorkshire councils. Members found it most insightful and gained a good understanding of waste recovery management and recycling.