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 2018 should apply in writing or e.mail and enclose a copy of the accounts and balance sheet for their last financial year to the address below by Friday 8th September 2017:-

Norton-on-Derwent Town Council
The Old Courthouse,
84B Commercial Street,
YO17 9ES

e.mail: norton.tc@btconnect.com

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Thanks to individual donations and the support of local businesses we have some excellent prizes for Yorkshire Day including champagne, prosecco, wine, hamper, food vouchers, gift vouchers, and childrens play equipment. Great chances to win these prizes with most games 20p a go so do come down. Free Entry. Yorkshire Day Sunday 30th July 1:30pm to 5:00pm, St Peters Church House and Grounds, Norton. Many thanks to Oscars Wine and Dine, Fletchers Butchers, Norton Aquaria, Shan’s Shake Shack, Next Steps, amongst many others for the generous donations.

Malton and Norton Ironing Services.

7 days a week, collections and deliveries by appointment.

Do you ever look at that mounting pile of creased clothes and feel overwhelmed? We all lead such busy lives that a basket of ironing is one of those jobs most people hate! Let’s face it, we can all think of better use of our time such as sitting down with a cuppa rather than standing at the ironing board.

If you’d rather leave the ironing to someone else look no further!

Contact Karen at Malton & Norton Ironing Services to arrange a mutually convenient time for her to collect your clothes (from your work or home) and when you’d like them returned.  Karen will return them back to you beautifully ironed either folded or on hangers if required, leaving you with freshly ironed clothes ready to go!

Malton & Norton Ironing Services offer a free collection and delivery service within 3 miles of Malton & Norton for orders over £20.  For orders under £20 the charge is a £2 collection and delivery fee.

Contact Karen Nattress 07968 620784




Come celebrate Yorkshire Day as a community in Norton! Following on from the success of last year, our celebrations this year will be Sunday 30th July, at St Peters Church house and grounds, 1.30pm to 5pm. We’ve got Yorkshire themed games including flat cap throwing and horseshoe throwing, with great prizes, lots of stalls, more outdoor games, bouncy castle, swingboats, BBQ, ice cream, other refreshments and live jazz band. The field and hall will be packed with entertainment. Come join the fun.

Norton Hive Grand Summer Opening Party

Norton Hive is the revamped Norton Library and they are having a summer launch party.  Free event.  See posters attached for details.

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The Shakespearean Play ‘Much Ado About Nothing’, is coming to Malton Castle Garden.

by William Shakespeare
Sunday 2nd July, 2pm & 7pm –  Castle Gardens, Malton



Following on from the success of A Midsummer Night’s Dream last year, Not Cricket bring another classic Shakespearean comedy to Yorkshire. Set in 1918, Much Ado About Nothing places this well-loved tale of young love and betrayal amidst the return of troops from the First World War. With angry siblings, match-making soldiers and an incompetent policeman or two, this witty story is fun, silly and serious by turns. Expect suffragettes, awkward disguises, and catchy wartime tunes; the perfect way to spend an English summer evening.

Please note: this show is performed outside, please dress appropriately for the weather and bring rugs or chairs. Picnics welcome. If you need a chair providing please contact Alex (alexs@simplyspiffing.co.uk) in advance to organise one.

The performance will last approximately two hours including an interval.

Can you help Malton and Norton Area Partnership crowd fund £6,000 of repairs to the boarded river walks and a bridge in a network in and near Lady Spring Wood, Malton. Follow the link.



Many thanks to Ryedale District Council Streetscene team for their swift action in removing the graffiti from Norton’s Riverside Walk – great to see such quick removal! Just a pity that some inconsiderate people think that this is acceptable behaviour, when others work so hard to keep the towns looking tidy.


I have thoroughly enjoyed the past year, as major as it has been for both testing and rewarding times.

Regrettably, with police cut backs resulting in fewer police officers actually on patrol we appear to be suffering from an increase in ‘petty crime’ within our town. We should all stand up to this problem and report any unusual incident immediately, only by working as a tight community can we overcome these problems.

One can be forgiven for thinking that the roads around Norton resembled a ‘building site’ in 2016, there being so many road repairs in town due to utility company upgrades. Let’s hope we have seen the last of them for a while.

The revised road markings at Church Street and Welham Road have divided opinion but I believe it has simply transferred the congestion from Butcher Corner in Malton into Norton, with traffic now backing up into Commercial Street at peak times, and St Nicholas Street being used as a ‘rat run’ with easier access onto Welham Road.

The extremely well used Skatepark on Norton Road, which is jointly managed by both Malton Town Council and ourselves, is in need of an upgrade, due to its age. Unfortunately this may see the removal of the large Half Pipe. I am however certain that replacements will compensate for this loss.

The Malton and Norton Neighbourhood Plan being worked on by a steering group made up of both Malton and Norton Councillors and members of the public, is now nearing completion, and this will shortly be presented to the community for their input into the future of our town.

The Malton and Norton Area Partnership is working on various projects within our towns, the most noticeable being the clearance of the bankside along the riverside walk. The possibility of a circular walk either side of the River Derwent, linking our towns is also being explored, very exciting times.

The Senior Citizens Christmas Party proved to be yet another success with a good time had by all. Thanks must go to all the catering staff at Norton College for providing a wonderful meal, and to all the helpers on the day. Thanks also to the entertainment providers, Dance Expression, and the White Rose Jazz Band, and lastly to all our sponsors. This coming year will see us celebrate our 70th Birthday.

A special thank you must go to Bright Steels for providing the council with storage facilities for our equipment, and also for their continued financial support through the years.

Hopefully the first of many ‘Yorkshire Day’ events was held in the grounds of St Peter’s Church. Local charities were invited to attend in order to improve their public profile while enjoying the various activities on offer.

The next event will be held on Sunday 30th July 2017 from 1.30pm to 5.00pm

I was pleased to see the Cycle Tour of Yorkshire once again head through our town. Thanks go to all those members of our community who embraced the whole ethos of the tour. Well done Norton.

I am sure we would all welcome a return visit in the future.

As we move into a new council year I would like to thank all the members of the council for their continued support, as we look forward to the many and varied challenges that lie ahead.


Councillor Ray King, Town Mayor, Norton on Derwent