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Many thanks to all those who supported the annual village Quiz Night at the Queens Arms on Friday 8th February 2019. The evening was a great success raising £603 for charity and community projects (110 tickets sold). Special thanks to Ian & Helen and staff at the pub for an excellent supper! The Smith Family from Spruce Gill Farm came out top in the quiz and the main raffle prize was won by Tim Wilson from Park View Farm. Once again, many thanks from the Barrel Push Committee.



Constable Burton and Finghall Parish Council


Finghall Neighbourhood Watch - Hazel has very kindly agreed to deliver the new Neighbourhood Watch signs delivered to us by North Yorkshire Police.

Parish Council - after liaising with Highways on numerous occasions by the Parish Clerk the bridge at the bottom on Finghall Bank is finally being repaired. Many of the drains are now blocked following  the recent rain the clerk as taken this up with Highways as it was felt the continual stream of water running down the village to the top of the hill would cause problems if there was any frost. The daffodils are looking good again and it is hoped that people will respect the verges and not park or drive over them. The visual impact if the verges are turned to mud is awful.

Joan (Parish Clerk)


We have been notified by Highways that Finghall Lane will be closed from the 25 to the 30 March 2019 for repairs to the level crossing.  Pedestrians will still be able to use the crossing but vehicular access will have to be negotiated with the Contractors involved.
Joan Hainsworth (Clerk to the Council)



  1. We now have two new grit bins on Finghall Bank
  2. I drove through the flood water on the A 684 at the cross roads at the bottom of Finghall l Bank I reported it at 12 30 and when I came back at 14.45 there were  vehicles in situ traffic signals in place and the flood water was being drained away and the drains themselves unblocked.  Excellent service from Highways.

    Joan Hainsworth  Clerk to the Council

Meeting 20 November 2018 – Methodist Chapel Finghall – 7.30pm items discussed.

  1. Damaged Grit Bin Finghall Bank - awaiting replacement.
  2. Finghall Bridge – the Bridge is still on the waiting list to be repaired.
  3. Conservation area – this was discussed and recommendations made to Richmond District Council regarding the age of properties and the area covered by the perimeter of the area proposed to be extended.
  4. The Murder Stone – A letter of thanks to be sent to David France for his excellent work in restoring the stone.
  5. The Chairman had met Highways Office to discuss the stream that runs down Blew House Lane. The stream is not the responsibility of the Highways Department, but it was agreed that they could jet the culvert that runs under the road to prevent flooding in the winter.
  6. The Clerk provided all Councillors with a Post Card with all dates for next years Meetings and these will be displayed in the Notice Board.

19 February 2019 – Reading Room Constable Burton

21 May 2019 (Village Meetings have to be held before this date) - Methodist Chapel Finghall

20 August 2019 – Reading Room Constable Burton

19 November 2019 – Finghall Methodist Chapel

All Meetings – 7.30pm

As this is the last Meeting for 2018 the Parish Council wish everyone Season Greetings and a Happy New Year. We would welcome a bit more support next year.

If anyone needs any further information regarding these topics please contact Joan Hainsworth Parish Clerk on 01677 451896

Joan Parish Clerk






The 2018 Barrel Push and Village Fete took place on Monday 28th. May.

Results are HERE




Events, Activities, Clubs & Societies, Hunton Village Hall: HERE

Events, Activities, Clubs & Societies in Patrick Brompton: HERE



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Local Businesses

Lowmill Landscapes, 4 Church Lane, Finghall, Leyburn, DL8 5NA, (Tel: 01677 450510/07710 747891)
Professional Landscaping Specialists, providing efficient service throughout the Yorkshire Dales and surrounding area.

P A Blackburn Limited, Southwick Garage, Finghall, Leyburn, DL8 5NB, (Tel: 01677 450833)
Car & Commercial Vehicle Mechanical Repairs and MOT testing.

The Queens Head, Westmoor Lane, Finghall, Leyburn, DL8 5ND (Tel: 01677 450259 )
For great food, character and real sense of history, all can be experienced with a visit to the Queen's Head.

Yoga by Tamsin Private Yoga teacher for bespoke home and holiday practice


Useful Links

Street Map of Finghall, courtesy of Colin Day.

Fancy a break in beautiful Aberdaron, North Wales? A great little B&B


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