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Scorton is a small village situated near Richmond, North Yorkshire, England. The name ‘Scorton’ is believed to date from Anglo-Saxon times and is thought to mean ‘Short Tun’, as opposed the nearby village of Langton or ‘Long Tun’ (Tun = Old English for Homestead). The main feature of our village is its raised green – one of only two in England. The green is also host to our annual feast, the roots of which date back to 1257.
Scorton was the first village with its own website which was launched back in 1998 – that’s 18 years on the Internet! The site has been through many incarnations since those days – feel free to drop us a line and let us know what you think of this one.
The Parish Council in Scorton is made up of 7 elected members and a clerk. The Councillors are elected every 4 years and anyone who lives or works in the Parish is generally eligible. The next election is due in May 2019. Meetings are held every month (usually the last Wednesday in the month) in the Scorton War Memorial Institute and all are welcome.
Parish Councils have been in existence for over 100 years and are the closest tier of local government to the people. Scorton Parish Council aims to represent Scorton at both local and national level.
The main responsibilities of the Parish Council are:
o Owning (on your behalf) and maintaining public spaces (The Green, Bridge Green, Jubilee Green,
o Providing a voice for the Village in matters such as planning, highways, quarry, etc.
o Developing new initiatives (recent ones include new conservation style street lamps, free community
broadband, footbridge and play areas & seating)
o Generally ensuring Scorton is a great place to live
o Jenny Harper (Chairman)
o Linda Hull (Vice Chairman)
o Ian Threlfall (Treasurer)
o David Rafelt
o Ian Robinson
o Helen Allan
o Keith Partington
Mrs Vicki Raven
District Councillor: Ian Threlfall (firstname.lastname@example.org)
County Councillor: Carl Les (cllr.Carl.Les@northyorks.gov.uk)
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Scorton is located just 3 miles from the A1(M) at Catterick. We are also 7 miles from Richmond, 10 miles from Northallerton, 40 miles from York, 50 miles from Newcastle and 50 miles from Leeds. Teesside airport is only 16 miles away.
Travelling from the North (A1): travel past Scotch Corner Services and exit at the next junction signposted Catterick (A6136). Follow the road for 3/4 mile to the traffic lights and crossroads. Turn left (B6271) and follow this road for around 3 miles to Scorton.
Travelling from the South (A1): heading North, leave at the new Catterick Central junction in the roadworks. Take third exit at first round-about then first exit at second round-about to join A1 southbound. Leave at Catterick South junction and follow this road through Catterick Village. Continue on this road and you will eventually come past Catterick Racecourse on your left. Continue driving, crossing Catterick Bridge. After 1/2 mile you will come to a set of traffic lights and crossroads. Turn right (B6271) and follow this road for around 3 miles to Scorton.
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