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This small, active community is found in the West Craven ward of Craven District Council and is located on the North Yorkshire / Lancashire border between the towns of Skipton and Colne. The Pennine Way passes through the village, as does the A56 main road. The community has a village hall, church, primary school, cricket club and a care home.

Thornton-in-Craven Parish Council does not simply operate within an area of beautiful countryside or within an attractive village; we are here working as both part of, and for the community, supporting the needs and aspirations of the community in many and varied ways; working alone and in partnership with other levels of local government and other agencies. We all need to nurture and encourage community life both now and as we plan for the future.