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Interested in open access to the countryside?

NYCC are recruiting volunteers to serve on the Open Access Forum.  Please see details here: NYCC Local Access – Volunteer Recruitment Poster

Five times a winner!

Our village champion, Mike Gibbon, has returned from competing in the international World Transplant Games 2019 with 5 new medals – 4 gold and one silver! Mike says, “Although it is said that there is little to commend growing old – I cannot comment as I haven’t got there yet !!” Congratulations to Mike, and thanks […]

Annual Parish Meeting 2019

The Annual Parish Meeting will be held on 15 May in the Village Hall, starting at 7pm.  All local electors in the parish are invited to attend and are eligible to vote at the meeting. See the notices published today on the village noticeboards, and download a copy here: Annual Parish Mtg Notice

Draughton – a winter scene

Featuring a view along a favourite walk for many of us, this lovely evocative photo of the village was taken by Mike Gibbons on Christmas Eve. Happy New Year to everyone!

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.

History Society Visit – 21 June

The Skipton History Society will be visiting the village on 21 June to find out about our past through people, buildings and places. See further information here: Flyer for history society visit

Housing development – Historic England Recommendation

Historic England Draughton housing letter Feb 18

Publication of documents – Parish Council meeting 8 February 2018

The draft minutes of the meeting held on 8 February are now available on the Minutes page of this site (under the Parish Council tab). The response of the Parish Council to the planning application for a housing development at the top of the village is also published, on the Planning Applications page (under the […]

Draughton Pals War Memorial

Go to our new page (under the Community tab from the home page) to access the link to the national war memorial register, and see the entry for the Draughton Pals.

Draft minutes of Council meeting on 14 December

The draft minutes of the parish council meeting held on 14 December, at which the Budget and Precept 2018/19 were approved, are now available on the Minutes page of this site.