Parish Council Election

The election on 5th May includes Thornton in Craven Parish Council. Would you like to be a Councillor for the parish? If you are interested, are over 18 years old and live in, (or within 3 miles of Thornton in Craven) you may be eligible to stand. The Parish Council has seven Members, if less than seven people apply to be a Councillor, those who do apply will be co-opted to the Council, if more apply, then an election will be held. If you would like further information please contact the Clerk (Mags) on

Fell Race 29 May 2022

Thornton-in-Craven’s first fell race on 29 May is poised to be a cracking event, with its beautiful starting place at the village cricket club, where tea and biscuits will be available throughout the day.

Both races lead to Lathe Wood, which is a very steep grassy track heading up to the Pennine Way. At this point, both races depart and take opposite directions.

The 14.99km long route with 535m elevation continues towards Pinhaw trig point and on to Lothersdale, before returning on the Lothersdale fell race route back to the trig point again and back to the village.

The 4.64km short route with 157m elevation follows the Pennine Way back to the old railway line and back.

Use this link for more details

New Planning Application

2021/23441/FUL | Construction of three dwellings with associated works and off street parking | Land Off Booth Bridge Lane Thornton-In-Craven Skipton. Deadline for comments 16th December 2021.

For full details and if you wish to comment then click here to go to the Craven Planning portal and search using the application number.

Avian Flu Update

The Chief Veterinary Officers for England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have agreed to bring in new measures to help protect poultry and captive birds. The new housing measures will come into force across the UK from 00:01 on Monday 29 November 2021 to protect poultry and captive birds from avian influenza following a number of confirmed cases across Great Britain in recent weeks. See the AIPZ section.

The declaration for the second premises near Leeming Bar, Hambleton, North Yorkshire has been amended and the map reference and map have been updated.

Further testing has confirmed that the avian influenza strain in birds at the following premises as highly pathogenic (HPAI H5N1):

  • second premises near Thirsk, Hambleton, North Yorkshire
  • second premises near Leeming Bar, Hambleton, North Yorkshire
  • premises near Thirsk, Hambleton, North Yorkshire

Following confirmation of the pathogenicity, the Temporary Control Zones have been revoked and replaced by 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone around each of the premises.

For details of the cases and the measures that apply in the disease control zones in England, see the avian influenza: cases and disease control zones in England guidance. You can also find out about licences for movements from disease control zones in force.

Parish Council meeting cancelled

Please note that due to the Village Hall showing the Euro semi final match, the Parish Council meeting will not be held on Wednesday 7th July. The next Parish Council meeting will be on Wednesday 4th August 2021 at 7pm in the Village Hall. Good luck England.