Ryedale District Council

Community team

The Community Team is responsible for Council services to local communities, dealing with all issues that arise in their areas and providing the link between the Council, our partners and the community.

The district is divided into six areas along ward boundaries and an officer is assigned to each Area.

The Community Team officers deliver a local customer service for the Council, acting as the local representative of the council in their area. They help to ensure the smooth running of local facilities such as markets, car parks and public toilets and to be aware of any local issues specific to their area. They also undertake activities for other officers across the Council where it is more efficient to do so, such as putting up planning notices and undertaking visits to individuals or businesses.

Contact the Community Team.

The Council introduced its new Community Team and interactive ward map at an event in June 2017 held at Ryedale house coinciding with the Parish Liaison meeting. Below is a video of the event:


Area 1

Wards: Helmsley and Kirkbymoorside

Contact: Jane Kitching


Cold Kirby Nawton
Helmsley Pockley
Old Byland and Scawton Sproxton
Rievaulx Welburn
Kirkbymoorside Beadlam
Wombleton Hawnby

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Area 2

Wards: Dales, Cropton and Sinnington

Contact: Faye Snowden


Appleton-le-Moors Rosedale West Side Barugh (Great and Little)
Bransdale Spaunton Brawby
Fadmoor Aislaby Edstone
Farndale East Cropton Harome
Farndale West Marton Nunnington
Gillamoor Middleton Oswaldkirk
Hartoft Newton Salton
Hutton-le-Hole Normanby Sinnington
Lastingham Stape South Holme
Rosedale East Side Wrelton Stonegrave

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Area 3

Wards: Pickering East, Pickering West and Thornton Dale

Contact: Sally Roger


Pickering East
Pickering West
Ebberston and Yedingham

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Area 4

Wards: Malton, Norton East and Norton West

Contact: Matthew Lishman


Norton East

Norton West

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Area 5

Wards: Derwent, Ryedale South West, Wolds, Rillington and Sherburn

Contact: Bridget Skaife


Heslerton Bulmer Settrington Sand Hutton
Rillington Burythorpe Welburn Upper Helmsley
Scampston Coneysthorpe Westow Warthill
Thorpe Bassett Henderskelfe Barton-le-Willows Whitwell-on-the-Hill
Ganton Howsham Buttercrambe with Bossall Foxholes
Heslerton Huttons Ambo Claxton Kirby Grindalythe
Sherburn Langton Crambe Luttons
Willerby Leavening Foston Thixendale
Acklam Scagglethorpe Gate Helmsley Weaverthorpe
Birdsall Scrayingham Harton Wharram

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Area 6

Wards: Amotherby, Ampleforth, Hovingham and Sheriff Hutton

Mel Holmes


Amotherby Byland with Wass Fryton
Appleton-le-Street with Easthorpe Coulton Hovingham
Broughton Gilling East Slingsby
Habton Grimstone Terrington
Kirby Misperton Oldstead Flaxton
Swinton Scackleton Lillings Ambo
Ampleforth Barton-le-Street Sheriff Hutton
  Thornton-le-Clay Cawton

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The Community Team's duties

Members of the Community team will undertake any or all of the following duties;

  • Air quality testing
  • Private water supply testing
  • Abandoned cars
  • Fly tipping
  • Stray dogs
  • Dog fouling and Fixed Penalty Notices
  • Nuisance
  • Planning notices
  • Planning enforcement checks
  • Empty property checks
  • New build completion checks
  • Home condition surveys
  • Houses in Multiple Occupation visits
  • Community grants
  • Market liaison
  • Car park liaison
  • Checking industrial units
  • Business rates visits
  • Council tax visits
  • Housing Benefit visits
  • Trade waste visits
  • Ryecare visits
  • Gypsies and travellers
  • Polling station reviews
  • Community, Parish, Town and Ward meetings
  • Community events
  • Parish liaison
  • Community safety
  • Neighbourhood Watch liaison
  • Road safety
  • Tasking
  • Pub Watch
  • Police liaison


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Ryedale District Council
Ryedale House, Old Malton Road
Malton, North Yorkshire
YO17 7HH

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