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:
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.
report any suspicious vehicles/persons to North Yorkshire Police on
North Yorkshire Community
Messaging is a free email service from North Yorkshire Police and the Office
of the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner. Sign up on-line to receive
emails about policing activity and initiatives as well as crime prevention
advice and information.
Contact: Christine Cookman on
01347 810047 Email:
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 on the parish notice board and on this web site using the Council link.
The Parish Clerk is Nigel Knapton Email:
Stillington Community Archive Group
We are volunteer led
to preserve the heritage of Stillington, North Yorkshire, and its
surrounding district, in the form of still and moving images, documents and
Contact: Michael Turvey 01347 810473 or Elizabeth Cole 01347
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
Stillington and Farlington
We meet on the 2nd Wednesday of
the month in the Village Hall at 7.30pm. 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
Good Neighbours Scheme
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
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 to listen to
interesting speakers. The occasional trip
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 Membership Secretary: Gelda Churton 01347 810513
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
Bonfire 2023: Saturday 4th November
For more information click
here to go to the bonfire web page
Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Rainbows, Brownies and
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:
boys and girls) is held on a Monday evening at 6.15pm at Huby Memorial
(for boys and girls) is held on a Wednesday evening
at 6.15pm at Huby Memorial Village Hall.
is held on Wednesdays at 7.45pm at Huby Memorial Village Hall
Contact Stuart Hatzel Group Scout Leader 07824 338144
is held at 6pm on Wednesdays at 6pm in Huby Methodist Chapel. Please
contact Lynn Wagstaff on 01347 810655 for more details.
Stillington Bridge Club
Meets every Monday afternoon in the Village Hall
Contact: Lesley Kemp 01347
Meets Thursday mornings 10 - 12 in
the Village Hall.
Contact: Kathy Berry 01347
The Tuesday Pop In
Tuesday mornings in the Village Hall. Warming drinks, tasty treats and lots of interesting chat.
Contact: Jenny Popplewell 01347