Welcome to Husthwaite Village

Husthwaite is an ancient settlement, one of the oldest buildings being St. Nicholas' Parish Church dating from the twelfth century, which, with the Village Green, forms the centre of the village.

The village is a Designated Conservation Area and is adjacent to the North Yorkshire Moors National Park.

Our village is a thriving local community with a wide range of activies. Many of these take place in our local Village Hall which has become a focal point of entertainment ranging from dramatic productions and talks to scottish country dancing which culminates in a Burns Night Celebration every year.

PC Updates

This is a new bulletin which the Parish Council is intending to publish on a monthly basis. You can download it here.

We hope you find it helpful and would welcome feedback - please email the PC with any comments.  

Proposed Parliamentary Constituency Boundary Changes – comments invited by 5th December 

These proposals would disconnect Easingwold and area (which includes Husthwaite and surrounding villages) from Thirsk and Ryedale linking them instead to the West Yorkshire town of Wetherby and the urban areas on the outskirts of Leeds. If you want to comment please do so as soon as possible to meet the deadline of 5th December.

To view the plan and make comments see www.bcereviews.org.uk Enter post Code to see map, then click on Comments to see responses to both first and second consultations. The comments, of which almost all oppose the proposal, cover among other things implications for Health Care organisation, transport connectivity across the Constituency, urban/rural character. Do have your say before the deadline of Friday 5th December  

Woolpots Solar Farm - Your Opinion Counts survey.

Thank you to everyone who responded to the Woolpots Solar Farm - Your Opinion Counts survey.
The Parish Council delivered the survey to all 180 dwellings in Husthwaite.
We received 96 responses representing a total of 188 electors out of a possible 340 (55%).

The results are as follows:

  • 36 support the development of Woolpots Solar Farm (10.6% of electors / 19.15% of responses)
  • 20 are neither in favour nor against the development (5.9% of electors / 10.64% of responses)
  • 132 object to the development of Woolpots Solar Farm (38.8% of electors / 70.21% of responses)

As agreed, the Parish Council will be expressing these views by sending an additional response to Hambleton District Council.


Husthwaitians have raised a fantastic £5,240.00 so far.

We have also been lucky enough to secure a grant for £18,000 from Hambleton District Council's Making a Difference Fund and a further £3000 from the AONB toward the installation of solar panels.

The solar panels are up and running and the building work has been scheduled for the 4 quarter of 2022
For those of you who would still like to make a donation before the April 30th, please use this gift aid form or email thegreenzoo@btinternet.com

We shall keep you posted as additional fundraising events occur throughout the year
A notice of acknowledgment shall be displayed in the hall in due course

Thank you again for your kind support

Hambleton District Council has received the Inspectors’ Report on the examination of the Hambleton Local Plan.

The report consists of:

  • Report on the Examination of the Hambleton Local Plan>
  • Appendix 1 – Schedule of Main Modifications

The report documents are available to view and download from the council's examination web pages - https://www.hambleton.gov.uk/homepage/60/new-local-plan-examination.

Printed copies will be available to view at the council’s offices in Easingwold, Northallerton and Stokesley and in public libraries in Bedale, Great Ayton and Thirsk.

The Inspectors have concluded that with the recommended modifications the plan satisfies the requirements of Section 20(5) of the 2004 Act and meets the criteria for soundness in the Framework.

The council is now in a position to adopt the plan.
If you have any questions about the Local Plan, please contact the Planning Policy Team – planning_policy@hambleton.gov.uk