Update to Massive increase in Heavy Goods Traffic destined for Scotton driving through Burton Leonard.

I received a telephone call earlier today from North Yorkshire Police Chief Constable’s Office. He informed me that due to a number of complaints and near misses reported on the roads from the A61 into Burton Leonard (Station Lane), and from Burton Leonard to Copgrove (Copgrove Road), the police will be monitoring all traffic approaching the village. He also suggested that the HGV traffic may well go on until mid August as the work was only half completed.

Please be mindful of speed limits on roads around the village and please spread the word.

Keith Townson

YOUR VILLAGE NEEDS YOU – Loxley’s Development

This is the end of the process, please attend the hearing to show your support in opposition of the development.  It will make a difference.  (Boisterous behaviour will go against us, please keep that till the end of the hearing!). The Hearing is to commence at 10:00 am on Wed 18th July 2018 at The Cairn Hotel Ripon Rd, Harrogate HG1 2JD.     Any questions please contact the Parish Council.

Scaffolding at the School

Just to let everyone know that the Parish Council has been concerned that the village green has been used without permission for scaffolding erection at the school. We are now in communication with NYCC to ensure that the essential work they carry out on the school bell tower, as it affects the village green will be carried out in a safe manner.  Also, that any remedial work needed for the green after the work has been completed will be carried out promptly.

It is estimated that the work will be completed by approximately 3rd August.

Keith Townson


Burton Leonard Parish Council

Burton Leonard Gardening Club (BLGC) – Mayfest Stall and Next Meeting

On the Monday of the May Fest, Monday May 7th, there will be, as in the past, a plant stall.  Should anyone have some spare plants, then BLGC would be pleased to accept them for sale on the day.

The next meeting  of the  BLGC will be on Wednesday 9th May at 7:30 pm in Saint Leonard’s Hall. This will include a talk by Rachel Benson on ‘Living the good life?’ Rachel runs the gem of a forest garden at Old Sleningford Farm part of the Old Sleningford Hall estate just five miles outside Ripon. The garden produces tonnes of fruit each year, is home to hundreds of trees and countless birds and insects and requires minimal maintenance. The forest garden mimics immature woodland in which all plants are edible or useful. Food crops occupy every available space, including under the ground, on the ground and as bushes, trees and climbers.

Rachel says that when people hear what they do a usual reaction is that they are living the good life, but are they? You decide! She’ll tell us who, what, why and how they do things at the farm, the people, the animals, the gardens and produce from them. You’ll then have the chance to taste some of the preserves made with the produce they grow, blind tasting as they make unusual combinations as well as more traditional jams and chutneys.

One Night Only

Burton Leonard Dramatic Society




Sketches by Frank Gibbons & Damian Trasler. Songs from BLDS repertoire

A social evening with entertainment and food

At the Village Hall on 24th March 2018

Doors open at 7pm. Food served at 7.30pm

Tickets £10 from the Village Shop