Parish Council Vacancy

The Parish Council has a vacancy for a Councillor.  Do you wish to be involved in helping keep the parish a lovely place to live.  The PC meets 8 times a year.  If you are interested in being involved in this small but friendly Council please contact Lisa Hamlin, Parish Clerk, or any of the Councillors for further details.

Parish Clerk contact number

If you wish to contact the Parish Clerk please use 07931 586 528

The Clerk's landline is currently not working due to the telephone lines being cut through and BT Openreach has not given a timescale for repairs.

Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II 1926 - 2022

Thirston Parish Council are deeply saddened to learn of the death of our Sovereign, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth and offer their deepest condolences to the Royal Family at this difficult time. 

The flag has been lowered on the War Memorial. The flag will be raised to full mast to mark the Accession of the new monarch on Saturday 10 September and it will stay at full mast until the following day. The flag will then be lowered to half mast for the remainder of the period of state mourning.

New Councillor

At the September Meeting Laura Clarehugh was co-opted onto the Parish Council.

She will be a great addition to the Council.  She is both a resident and business owner in the Parish.


Thirston Neighbourhood Plan - Declaration of Result

The Neighbourhood Plan Referendum has taken place.

The Plan now carries full weight in decision-making so far as material to the application. 

The Plan will go forward to be formally 'made' by the County Council at Cabinet on 12 October, to become part of the statutory development plan for the area.

Neighbourhood Plan Referendum - Notice of Poll

Attached is the Notice of Poll for the Neighbourhood Plan Referendum and location of polling station - Felton Village Hall


As residents of Thirston Parish you will shortly receive your ballot papers to vote on the Thirston Neighbourhood Plan.

The referendum takes place on Thursday 16 September.

This works like normal voting - if you are registered for postal voting you will receive postal vote papers and if you vote in person you will go to Felton Village Hall.

If you wish to review the Neghbourhood Plan it is on the NCC website and the Thirston Parish Council website - a hard copy can be viewed via the Lisa Hamlin, the Clerk, by contacting her on 01670 783 495.

Thirston Parish News - July 2021

Neighbourhood Plan

The Independent Examiner has recommended some minor modifications to the plan in preparation for Referendum.  The Parish Council have 5 weeks from the date of the Examiners report to modify the plan and get NCC to sign it off after which time we have 8 weeks within which to hold the Referendum.  So please look out for the publicity advertising the Referendum as after everyone’s hard work it would be shame not to have a good turn out to vote on whether on not to adopt this Plan.

Boundary Commission Review  

Felton Surgery Merger - have your say

Felton Surgery Merger update and your opportunity to give your views.

See attached document for details