Community Groups

Stillington is a friendly, welcoming and community-minded village. It has many clubs and organisations formed and managed by volunteers. The aim is to provide support and recreational pursuits for residents of all ages. Details are as follows:


Neighbourhood Watch

The village scheme operates under the auspices of the Parish Council. Over 350 properties within the village are divided between a number of  co-ordinators. We receive information direct from the Police via the North Yorkshire Community Messaging  system or from our own village grapevine, and this information is then disseminated to all residents.

Please report any suspicious vehicles/persons to North Yorkshire Police on 101

Contact: Christine Cookman on 01347 810047    Email:


Parish Council

There are 7 Parish Councillors who are elected for a 4 year term. The Parish Rate is set annually and this forms part of the Council Tax. The Parish Council meets on the first Wednesday each month in the Village Hall, and all electors are welcome to attend. Minutes are displayed in the Post Office or on this web site using the Council link on the left.

The Parish Clerk is Mary Midgley  Phone: 01347 810285       Email:


Stillington Village Lunch

The idea is to offer local people the opportunity of getting to know each other in a very friendly and hospitable atmosphere, whilst at the same time being able to enjoy a very inexpensive meal in pleasant surroundings. For example, the elderly who are living on their own, who don't have chance of meeting people, or new residents to the village who wish to make new friends. The Village Lunch is usually held on the third Tuesday of the month at midday in the White Bear and gives you the chance to share a meal and have pleasant company for an hour or two. You will be made very welcome.

See Stillington News for times and menus


Stillington Community Archive Group

We are volunteer led initiative to preserve the heritage of Stillington, North Yorkshire, and its surrounding district, in the form of still and moving images, documents and oral narratives.

Contact: Michael Turvey 01347 810473 or Elizabeth Cole 01347  810537




Stillington Cream Teas

The group is formed of ladies from the two churches but all are welcome. Their money-raising events range from Cream Teas each Bank Holiday Monday to the selling of their produce whenever they have the opportunity.

Contact: Margaret Jackson on 01347 810250


Royal British Legion

The Royal British Legion is the largest ex-service organisation in this country and its main aim is to help all ex-service people and their dependents whenever and whatever need exists. The Stillington branch parades in rotation on Remembrance Sunday at Stillington, Sutton on Forest and Brandsby churches. Meetings are held at Stillington Sports and Social Club.

Contact: Patrick Kemp 01347 239152 or Tim Wells 01347 811180


Stillington Walking Group

This small group meets on alternate Monday mornings for a gentle walk and a chat. More walkers are always welcome to join us. We meet at the White Bear at 9.30am prompt and walk for around 5 miles, sometimes very close to home, other times further afield, using our own cars to reach the starting point. Shared transport is available, just a contribution required towards expenses. Click here for a list of the walks with maps.

Contact: Graham Cookman on 01347 810047


Stillington and Farlington Women's Institute

We meet on the 2nd Wednesday of the month in the Village Hall at 7.15pm. We belong to the North East Federation whose office is in Thirsk. We have eleven meetings in the year, August being the holiday month. Our invited speakers and guests cover a wide range of interests and crafts. The federation organise many outings throughout the year.

Contact: Margaret Jackson 01347 810250   or   Eveth Harrison 01347 810497


The Pastoral Care Group

We exist to support the spontaneous generosity and 'Good Neighbour' attitude which is a feature of the village. Each of the five areas of the village has two ladies who make themselves known so that everyone knows someone whom they can contact.

The co-ordinator of the scheme is Rita Bresnen 01347 810024


Stillington Charity

The trustees help persons resident in the Parish of Stillington who are in conditions of need, hardship or distress by making grants of money or providing or paying for items, services or facilities calculated to reduce the need, hardship or distress of such persons.

All enquiries regarding the charity should be made, in confidence, to either the Secretary, Adryenne Hope (01347 811039) or the Chairman,  Harold Tomlinson (01347 811443).


Stillington Gardening Club

Meets on the last Wednesday of the month - September to April - in the Village Hall at 7.30pm. The occasional trip is arranged during the summer months. Discount is available on seed and fertilizer orders through the club and we enjoy 10% discount at Dean's Garden Centre, Stockton on Forest and at Castle Howard Plant Centre. In addition to the above benefits there is an annual Plant Sale in May and an annual Show in August.

Contact: Peter Coomer 01347 810891 or Nigel Marsh 01347 810897


Stillington Bonfire

Held each year in celebration of this infamous former resident of York, Stillington bonfire has been organised and run by residents for more than 30 years. The event is widely recognised to be one of the best organised public bonfires in the area. The whole process starts early in the Autumn, when the organising committee gather to plan the event, and on the day, there is an organised collection of combustible material from around the village. Building the fire and setting up the field sees a hive of activity throughout the village. The evening commences with a torch-lit procession from the Village Hall to the bonfire, headed by the Guy and the sound of marching music. The fire is lit, the food is served and a spectacular display of fireworks rounds off a wonderful day, weather gods permitting. New residents are most welcome to come and join in any aspect of this most enjoyable event.

Contact:    Andy Hart on 01347 810598 or Graham Cookman on 01347 810047                                 or Steve Gall on 01347 810374


Stillington Bonfire 2020: Saturday 8th November  

It will come as little surprise that due to the current Covid-19 pandemic and the associated regulations, this year’s bonfire and fireworks display has had to be cancelled  We hope that the situation will have improved enough in 2021 to allow this well-loved village event to return next year.

As a contribution to the community, it is hoped that there will be a collection of rubbish round the village on the morning of 8 November.


For more information click here  to go to the bonfire web page


Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Rainbows, Brownies and Guides

The following clubs are all held in the village hall on Main Street in Huby but are available for children from other villages including Stillington:

Beavers (for boys and girls) is held on a Monday evening at 6.15pm at Huby Memorial Village Hall.

Cubs (for boys and girls) is held on a Wednesday evening at 6.15pm at Huby Memorial Village Hall. Pleas

Scouts is held on Wednesdays at 7.45pm at Huby Memorial Village Hall

Contact Stuart Hatzel Group Scout Leader   Email:


Galtres 1st Rainbows (for girls aged 5-7)  Mondays 5.30pm – 6.45pm (term time) at Huby Chapel. If you are interested in adding your daughter / granddaughter to the current waiting list please call Karen Adams on 07792 247390.

Brownies is held at 6pm on Wednesdays at 6pm in Huby Methodist Chapel. Please contact Lynn Wagstaff on 810655 for more details. 


Frenzy Youth Theatre is a dynamic drama company that offers a range of classes to youngsters aged 22 months-18 years. We pride ourselves on igniting imaginations and promoting creativity in an inclusive and collaborative way.

We thoroughly believe in the power of play and think all youngsters should be enabled to learn through play in a safe and encouraging environment. At Frenzy, we enable young people to learn theatrical skills and express themselves in a non-competitive environment.

Public Classes run on a Thursday night (Term Time Only) at Raskelf Village Hall, Raskelf

Little Frenzy (Ages 4 - 7 years) 4pm - 5pm Youth Theatre (Ages 8-12 years) 5.15pm - 6.15pm

Its £5.50 a class, payable termly and your first session is free!

You can book your place via this link;