Category Archives: Local Issues

Memorial Garden

The Parish Council has been awarded grant funding towards establishing the proposed Memorial Garden at the top of the village green (between the bus stop and Besom Cottage).  This will help pay for some of the materials we will need, such as flagstones and walling.  We are hoping to put together funds to add a […]

Road closures in Draughton 5-7 December

We have now received details of the planned road closures in the village this week.  We are told that one of the three access routes in and out of the village will always be maintained and will be signed accordingly. Temp Road Closure – Low Lane to A65, Draughton 5th to 7th Dec for Carriageway […]

x84 bus service on 5/6 December

Temporary suspension of bus services during road closures on 5 & 6 December    X84 buses will be diverted along the by-pass and will not call at Draughton on Wednesday 5 December 2018 Thursday 6 December 2018  

A Memorial Garden for Draughton?

The Parish Council is taking forward suggestions for the creation of a small memorial garden at the top of the village green, beside and in front of the bus stop.  This could simply be an opportunity for us to design an attractive and tranquil space for private reflection, or it could be used by residents […]

Autumn Newsletter

See the Autumn edition of our village newsletter here: Newsletter – Autumn 2018 Rats

Kindling for sale

Small bags of kindling, price £4 per bag, are being offered for sale to help raise much needed pocket money!  The bags can be collected from Leardene (please post payment through the door) – see a sample in the telephone kiosk.

Craven District Council – Budget Consultation

The District Council has launched a public consultation for the Budget 2019/20. To comment on the Council’s services and expenditure priorities, go to: www.cravendc/ The consultation closes on 14 October.

Christian Aid

The collection this year raised a record £280!  Thanks to everyone who contributed so generously.

Flooding at top of village – problem solved!

The blocked drain under the pavement, causing the overflow of water down Low Lane, has been cleared – by a local hero from Yorkshire Water! Shown here proudly displaying 3m of tree roots extracted from the drain.

The Draughton Vergers are recruiting!

The Draughton Vergers, our doughty band of volunteer strimmers, mowers and clippers, are about to take to the roadsides again – their mission: the trimmest village yet! If you’d like to join them, contact Cllr Richard Neale for details (email address available from the Clerk)

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