See below for all the latest news from Malton Town Council
New Multi Use Games Area For Rainbow Lane Play Area
YOUNGSTERS in Malton now have use of a much upgraded multi-games area (MUGA) thanks to an initiative by the town council.
A MUGA is a unique concept, creating a dedicated space at the Rainbow Lane play area for young people to play sports such as football, basketball, hockey, tennis, badminton and volleyball.
Councillor Paul Emberley, Mayor of Malton, said: “These improvements at the Rainbow Lane are fantastic for the young people of our town.
“They are part of a wide range of new initiatives being rolled out by Malton Town Council for the benefit of everyone in our community – providing new and wide-ranging facilities that are fit for purpose and meet the physical, social and personal needs of the town’s rapidly growing population.”
Cllr Emberley said the renovated MUGA has been specifically requested by young people in Malton – following consultation. “The play area is well used by children of all ages and this is an opportunity for older children too, to keep active and to have fun,” he added.
“Rainbow Lane Play Area not only contributes to the attractiveness of our community but it also promotes physical health and well-being by encouraging people to be more active. The town council has invested in these improvements to ensure that the play area will continue to be well-used for many years to come – and that the residents of Malton can feel proud to live in our town.
“Above all, the town council is committed to listening to its residents and seeking to fund projects which matter most to them – and we’ll continue to do that.”
The old facility was dilapidated and the town council have extended the sides and replaced metal sections to provide a more functional, secure play facility.
Photograph, The Mayor of Malton, Cllr Paul Emberley trying out basketball at the new MUGA.
2019 Malton Tree Lighting Ceremony
Come along to our Tree Lighting Ceremony which will be held in Malton Market Place, near Stew & Oyster at 4pm on Friday 6th December. Carol sheets will be handed out so we can sing some Christmas Carols, supported by a local brass band. Santa and the Malton & Norton Lions Christmas Sleigh will be coming down as well to bring some Christmas cheer!
2019 Remembrance Day Ceremony
On a crisp sunny autumn day, Malton saw the gathering of perhaps one of its largest crowds of residents and local organisations in modern times to attend the poignant 2019 Remembrance Day ceremony at the War Memorial. The town Mayor, Cllr Paul Emberley, together with other dignitaries including from Norton Town Council, Ryedale District Council, and the Deputy Lieutenant of North Yorkshire, each paid tributes to the fallen with the laying of wreaths. The ceremony, which was coordinated by the Malton and Norton Branch of the Royal British Legion and Malton Town Council, was led by clergy from all of Malton's churches and the music was provided by the Salvation Army Band. A further short ceremony was held the next day, Armistice Day, outside Malton's former town hall, with the town pausing for the two-minute silence and a lone cornet player sounding the Last Post and Reveille.
Malton and Norton Pride Awards 2019
Last weekend saw the 10th anniversary of the Pride of Malton & Norton Awards, held to celebrate the achievements of local people and businesses.
About 200 guests attended the ceremony in the marquee at the Talbot Hotel.
The awards are designed to showcase local people and businesses that help to make the community a better place to live and work.
Photo; Mayor of Malton, Paul Emberley, Councillor Graham Lake and Dr Ava Easton, CEO of the Encephalitis Society.
Saddled With A Lovely Prize
THE mayor of Malton is hoping for success at the races after winning the top prize at a charity raffle.
Cllr Paul Emberley was the lucky winner in a raffle held at the Malton Stables Open Day in September.
Sponsored by the Arena Racing Company (ARC) and run by the charity, Racing Welfare, the open day aims to showcase the racehorse training centres in Malton and Norton.
Cllr Emberley won a share in the Racegoers Club’s newest equine recruit, Spirit Of The Sky, a two-year-old filly in training with Richard Fahey at his stables at Musley Bank in Malton.
As part of his prize, Cllr Emberley will have the opportunity to visit the filly to watch her working on the gallops, in addition to seeing her on race days.
Cllr Emberley said: “This was such a surprise. I was very pleased to personally support the Racing Welfare raffle during a visit to the open day, and what a successful day, there’s such huge enthusiasm for the racing community here in our town and the surrounding areas.
“As a racing centre, Malton has national significance and it’s a big contributor to our local economy and we’re very proud of that.
“I shall watch Spirit Of The Sky’s progress with renewed interest over the coming months, and if the filly has any success during my mayoral term of office, then the entire share of any proceeds will be donated to Racing Welfare.
“The charity has such a strong presence in Malton and its work aims to help people in the industry from recruitment to retirement - through a range of challenges which are specific to a career in racing.
“If nothing else, I hope this helps to raise the profile of Racing Welfare even more.”
Sophie Hellyer, of the Racegoers Club, said “We’re delighted Cllr Emberley has won a share in Spirit Of The Sky and we hope that he enjoys the racehorse ownership experience.
“We were very pleased that the prize, offered by the Racegoers Club, helped Racing Welfare to raise additional funds at the ARC Malton Open Day. Racing Welfare is a vital charity for many residents of Malton itself, as well as the whole of the British racing industry, and Racegoers Club is proud to continue to show it support for the charity.”
Malton School Key Stage 3 Awards Evening.
The Mayor attended the Malton School Key Stage 3, 2018-2019 students awards evening on 23 October 2019.
He said it was a brilliant celebration and awards evening at Malton School. The staff and students do our town proud with their fantastic achievements.
Photo Mayor of Malton, Paul Emberley with Head of Malton School, Rob Williamson.
Cut My Carbon Footprint - Drop In Event
Saturday 2nd November, 10.30 – 2pm. Free drop in event at the Milton Rooms, Malton Market Place.
There will be lots of ideas and examples of how residents can reduce their carbon footprint and reduce climate change. Information on recycling, green travel (electric bikes and cars, public transport options), home energy reduction and renewable energy and support for local wildlife will be available for examples.
Activities for children included.
Malton Dickesian Festival
Dickens' Gift to Yorkshire | Malton Dickensian Festival
Please click on the link below to listen to our town’s song!
Charles Dickens wrote ‘A Christmas Carol’ here in Malton.
The Malton Dickensian Festival every December celebrates Charles Dickens and his links to the beautiful and vibrant market town of Malton in Yorkshire.
The event has a varied programme celebrating the literature of Charles Dickens aimed at all ages during December 2019.
Meeting Jack Berry MBE!
Sunday 15th September 2019 was the Malton Stables Open Day.
Cllr Paul Emberley, Mayor of Malton met with racehorse trainer, fundraiser and industry legend, Jack Berry MBE at Highfield Gallops.
It's That Golden Colour Again!
2019 was once again another great year for Malton in Bloom as it won GOLD and Best in Category at the Yorkshire in Bloom awards.
Building on the previous years success 2019 saw even more additions including transforming the unloved Castlegate / Church Hill corner bed, wildflower planting to Orchard Fields and hanging baskets to the centre of roundabouts.
The judges were impressed with the enthusiasm and attitude of the volunteers.
They paid particular tribute to the efforts of the pupils at Malton School.
We do thank all our volunteers, business contributors the Council and Visit Malton for all their input.
Yorkshire Day Offical Civic Celebrations 1st August 2019
This year’s official Yorkshire Day (1st August) celebrations took place in Whitby.
Whitby, the jewel of the Yorkshire Coast, famous for its Abbey, 199 Steps, Captain Cook, delicious seafood, Dracula and Whitby Jet was the setting for the Annual Yorkshire Day Celebrations. The Yorkshire Day Civic Procession has taken place every year from 1985. The event is hosted by a different Council each year. Whitby Town Council is greatly privileged to be chosen by the Yorkshire Society to host this prestigious celebration of our beautiful Town. Mayors from the three Ridings of Yorkshire processed through the town to celebrate the wonders of everything Yorkshire.
The procession was a colourful spectacle with Lord Mayors, Mayors, Chairmen of Councils and Town Mayors all in their ceremonial robes, Mace Bearers, local and national dignitaries and members of the Yorkshire Society taking part.
Pictured From Left, Mayor of Nortonn, Antony Croser, Deputy Mayor of Norton, Mrs Ann Spencer and Mayor of Malton Paul Emberley.