West Burton is considered to be one of the most beautiful villages in the Yorkshire Dales National Park with a large village green and no through road.
Also within the village is the West Burton Cauldron Falls one of the waterfalls drawn by Turner during his tour of the North of England.
West Burton has a real sense of community, with a shop, a pub and a family run butcher's shop in the village.
There is also plenty for the visitor to see and do. As well as The Old Smithy Antiques there is Moorside Designs Cat Pottery and our brand new shop, Fabric of the Field.
A wide variety of different types of accommodation is available to rent both in the village and the surrounding area.
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NEWS & EVENTS Report from the December meeting of the Parish Council
The council was told that a request from Richmondshire District Council would be received shortly regarding turning out the street lights between midnight and 5.00 am. during winter months. The councillors unanimous agreed that, for safety reasons, the lights should remain on all night. The clerk was asked to bring the request forward to the next meeting. The council also heard that the two lights in King Garth, which were operated by North Yorkshire County Council, would be going off from midnight to 5.00 am. It was not known when this would start, but it was believed to be sometime in January.
Councillors were very pleased to hear that a good number of people had volunteered to become members of a new First Responders group. The first meeting of the group would be held on Thursday, 16 January, at a place and time to be decided shortly. The council also discussed the possible central location of a defibrillator, possible near the Fox and Hounds Inn.
The clerk reported that she had ordered the Christmas tree to be delivered to the village green on Friday, 13 December. Volunteers had agreed that it would be put up and decorated on the Saturday ready for a lighting up ceremony to begin at 6.00 pm.
The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, 14 January 2014
NEWS & EVENTS
Report from the December meeting of the Parish CouncilCouncillors were delighted to hear that the application for a grant towards a mower for the village green, from Richmondshire District Council, had been successful. Councillor Matthew Wilkes, the District Councillor, was thanked for his considerable efforts in securing this award. The council will now make arrangements to purchase the machine so that it is ready to start work in the spring.