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Miniature Garden Competition

Chatterbox organised the Bickerton Miniature Gardens Competition as their July event. There were 25 entries and each beautiful garden showed creativity, imagination and skill. Villagers voted for their favourite entry. Amy Freer’s beautiful fairy garden was the child’s winner (entry A) There were joint winners for the adult garden: Julie McCready (entry 17) and Jeff […]

Community Support Information June 19th 2020

Harrogate Round Table has worked with Harrogate Borough Council, North Yorkshire County Council and trusted local charities to provide this helpful guide to local support available now in and around Harrogate.

Chatterbox – Bickerton Newsletter May/June 2020

As the government takes its first tentative steps to relax the Covid lockdown we have good reason to look back and feel proud of the ‘Dunkirk spirit’ experienced once again here in Bickerton. In our April newsletter we had much which needed to be cancelled. However, previously planned activities were soon replaced with alternatives and […]

Coronavirus and our neighbourhood – NYCC survey request

North Yorkshire County Council are asking their residents to complete a short survey to help them to understand how people have been supporting others in the area they live, and whether they feel that coronavirus has helped bring communities together. They asked 500 people, 86% said they had helped a neighbour during the COVID-19 pandemic […]

North Yorkshire Police-Harrogate District O & S Police Report November 2019- February 2020

May 25th 2020. Scarecrow competition in Bickerton

30 households joined in the Bank Holiday fun and made scarecrows, from Harry Potter to Jaws, the Hungry Caterpillar to Strictly Bickerton. There were some fantastic entries, using bags of imagination with hard work involved.  A video has been made showing them all and you can find it on YouTube at the following link […]

VE Day 2020 Commemoration Celebrations in Bickerton

Bickerton residents got into the spirit of the day and homes were decorated with bunting and flags with a celebration tea, held at 4pm in front gardens and following the 2m distancing rule. There is a short montage with music on our Facebook page  “Bilton-In-Ainsty with Bickerton Parish Council”, beautifully presented by a Bickerton resident. […]

Annual General Meeting 18th May 2020

As the Coronavirus epidemic continues to disrupt the Parish Council’s normal operations, Councillors will hold the Annual General Meeting of the Council using video conferencing. Any local resident who wishes to make a statement or ask a question, can do so by emailing it to , so that it can be considered for inclusion in the […]

Virtual Parish Council Meeting on 28th April.

During the current Coronavirus Epidemic, the Parish Council is unable to meet. Virtual meetings will be held each month until the situation returns to normal, in order that the Parish Council can address issues and continue to function.  Any member of the public who wishes to ask a question or make a statement can  do […]