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Malton Town Council, Councillor Vacancy
Join our local team and become a Town Councillor
A vacancy has arisen for a Town Councillor in Malton. The Town Council would like to fill the vacancy by co-option as soon as possible.
No special qualification is required to be a Councillor, indeed it is important that all sorts of people serve as Councillors to give good representation of the community. Training for new Councillors is also available to help assist with understanding the responsibilities of the role.
If you would like to put yourself forward as a Malton Town Councillor please either get in touch with the clerk (firstname.lastname@example.org), Telephone 01653 609888.
If more people indicate their interest in becoming a Town Councillor than the number of vacancies available, candidates will be asked to give a short verbal statement about why they are interested in the role, and the Town Council will make their decision by a majority vote.
What do Parish Councillors do?
Malton Town Council is made up of 12 voluntary Councillors, who meet once a month to discuss and act on issues of importance to the local community. The Town Council sets and monitors how a proportion of local taxes are spent in the Town, make comment on planning applications in the Town and consider projects to help maintain, improve or enhance the local area. Local Government is changing and Town Councils are seeing an increase in the responsibilities and opportunities to influence decisions made that affect our local community.
Closing Date Wednesday 20th January 2021
Local Council Award Scheme
Malton Town Council is now a Foundation Status local council as of December 2020.
The Local Council Award Scheme (LCAS) has been designed to celebrate the successes of the very best local councils and to provide a framework to support all local councils to improve and develop to meet their full potential. The scheme offers councils the opportunity to show that they meet the standards set by the sector, assessed by their peers, and to put in place the conditions for continued improvement.
To achieve a Foundation Award a council demonstrates that it has the documentation and information in place for operating lawfully and according to standard practice. The council also has policies for training for its councillors and officers and building a foundation for improvement and development.
An Important Sign For These Times
Members of Malton Town Council have been busy installing signs around the town as a reminder to us that the virus is still prevalent.
The signs carry the strong reminder to 'wash hands' 'cover face' and 'make space'. Pictured Councillors; Kerry Ennis, Deputy Mayor of Malton, Chris Turner, Graham Lake, and Paul Emberley, Mayor of Malton.
The Opening Of The New Kemps Store
Even mask wearing due to the virus didn't stop the opening of the new Kemps Store in Malton. Kemps have moved into adjacent premises at the top of the Market Place giving them a generous sized sales space from which to sell their exclusive gifts and stationery. So please do call in and have a look round the new premises, especially as this coming Saturday is National Bookshop Day. Pictured, Liz Kemp, the Mayor of Malton, Paul Emberley, cutting the ribbon, and Jonathan Wurr.
New Play For All
Malton Town Council secured National Lottery funding and Section 106 Developer Payments from Ryedale District Council to enhance the inclusive play offering at the already well established Rainbow Lane play area.
Children from Ryedale Special Families and local families who have children with special needs use Rainbow Lane play area daily. The Town Council therefore decided to create a special place where children with special needs can have regular access to outdoor play in a fun, low stress environment.
The funding has helped deliver an inclusive roundabout which hold up to two wheelchair users and has seating for ambulant users. There is also a swing cradle seat which is inclusive, with straps for safety. The totally inclusive equipment which non disabled children can also use, also includes a quadrant of four animal trampolines.
The clerk has carefully listened to the concerns and requests which has resulted in extensive consultation with play equipment providers and we feel that we have come up with the most suitable inclusive package to stimulate children with special needs in this location.
Rainbow Lane is a large play park with a host of equipment for all ages and abilities, boasting traditional play equipment, modern play equipment, adult gym equipment, circuit training course and a multi use games area. Rainbow Lane is situated to the north side of Malton off Highfield Road.
Malton Town Council are particularly thankful to the National Lottery for their support funding.
The Marketing of Malton Lodge
Malton Lodge, adjacent to the New Malton Cemetery, has been marketed by Willow Green Estate Agents on instructions from Malton Town Council. Willow Green secured 40 viewings, 12 offers, and the property is now sold, subject to contract. Thank you to them for an excellent service. Pictured here, Paul Emberley the Mayor of Malton and Lisa Tyler, Managing Director, Willow Green.
Market Street, Malton
Lovely photo of Market Street Malton some time in the Summer months, with York House in the rear ground with Pearsons and Ward Solicitors on the left boasting the Malton in Bloom hanging baskets.
The Reopening of the Talbot Hotel, Malton
Malton’s most iconic hotel, The Talbot on Yorkersgate, was officially re-opened on Monday by the town Mayor, Cllr Paul Emberley on behalf of The Coaching Inn Group. A question mark had hung over its future, as well as some forty jobs, following its recent closure as a result of the Covid lockdown.
But now The Coaching Inn Group, which operates seventeen other similar hotels and inns in market towns across the country, has reached an agreement with The Fitzwilliam Malton Estate to take over the operation of The Talbot.
The Mayor of Malton, Cllr Paul Emberley, said: “Originally built as a hunting lodge in the 1600’s, it first became an inn 280 years ago in 1740, and its re-opening so quickly is a huge relief to everyone.
“The Talbot and our extraordinary historic town – which has bucked the trend of some of the challenges faced by many rural market towns – are synonymous, and so we couldn’t be more pleased that it’s in good hands once again.
“It’s a credit to The Fitzwilliam Malton Estate too and its estate Manager Helen Barry that a deal was done in record time, preserving jobs and creating new ones also.
“On the day of re-opening, it was good to see the hotel buzzing once again and I’m pleased that it’s such a good fit for the experienced management team of The Coaching Inn Group. We know they’ve inherited some great people – many of whom are from Malton and the surrounding area.”
Cllr Emberley concluded, “I’m reassured too from the CEO of The Coaching Inn Group, Kevin Charity that The Talbot will continue to play an integral role in the life of the region and of the local community here in Malton – and this will I’m sure continue to help drive forward and sustain our economic success.”
Yorkshire Day In Malton
Town councillors from Malton and Norton (including both town mayor's, Cllrs Paul Emberley and Antony Croser) and two Ryedale District Councillors assemble on a glorious summer's day in Malton's Market Street for the reading of the Proclamation of Integrity on Yorkshire Day, Saturday 1 August 2020.
Yorkshire Day In Malton
Malton's Town Crier, Mr David Jackson with Cllr Paul Emberley, Mayor of Malton for the reading of the Proclamation of Integrity in Malton’s Market Street on Yorkshire Day, Saturday 1 August 2020.
During this difficult time if you need to contact the Town Council we would ask that you do so by email or telephone in the first instance. email@example.com or telephone 01653 609888. If we do not answer please leave a message, the Clerk will return your call.
Cemetery Manager Tel No: 07989438577
Please note that Rainbow Lane Play Area is closed until further notice.
Where to get help
If you are self-isolating because of COVID-19, please ring the Community Support Organisation, who can help 01653 531030
Many people will need the help of volunteers during this difficult time, if you are interested in volunteering to help, please ring 01653 531030
Local shops are offering a delivery service, please click on the link below to the Malton Delivers website
Light A Candle Of Hope A National Call To Prayer
This Mothering Sunday, 22nd March, we are calling all churches to a National Day of Prayer and Action. At such a time as this, when so many are fearful and there is great uncertainty, we are reminded of our dependence on our loving Heavenly Father and the future that he holds.
At 7pm this Sunday, light a candle in the windows of your homes as a visible symbol of the light of life, Jesus Christ, our source and hope in prayer.
Whether you are continuing to worship as congregations or not, we have the great privilege and freedom to be able to call upon God, wherever we are, individually and corporately, for healing in our nation. We would pray for all in leadership at this time, making decisions about the containment of the COVID-19 virus, for those working in health and social care, and especially for the most vulnerable, whether elderly or those with underlying health conditions.
There are already stories being told of wonderful acts of kindness across neighbourhoods. Alongside your prayers, take the opportunity to telephone or email someone who is isolated, buy some additional food for your local foodbank, or offer to deliver shopping for an elderly neighbour. We may not be able to touch physically, but we can make connections in so many other ways.
In the meantime, do please attend to all the government health advice that will be issued, and look out for resources from your specific church governing bodies.
At least for those of us in the global North, we do seem to be in unusual times, and wisdom and flexibility about worship gatherings are a key part of our Christian discipleship during this period.
We note that this call to prayer and action comes on Mothering Sunday: a time of thankfulness, remembering especially mothers who have served us, often in very costly ways. It is also a very mixed day for many. For some the remembrance is painful, and for others Mothering Sunday is a reminder of disappointment or loss. In many ways, this period under the shadow of the coronavirus will be prompting similarly diverse reactions and so it seems especially appropriate that the call to prayer is made this Sunday. At this time of uncertainty join in with the National Day of Prayer and Action, lighting a candle of hope.
“Cast all your anxiety on him, because he cares for you” 1 Peter 5:7
Presidents of Churches Together in England
Archbishop Justin Welby, The Archbishop of Canterbury
Cardinal Vincent Nichols, The Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster
Revd Dr Hugh Osgood, The Free Churches Moderator
Archbishop Angaelos of London, CTE President for the Orthodox Churches
Pastor Agu Irukwu, CTE Pentecostal President
Members of Malton and Norton Town Councils had a visit to Allerton Park Waste Recovery Centre. The plant processes up to 320,000 tonnes of waste per year from York and North Yorkshire councils. Members found it most insightful and gained a good understanding of waste recovery management and recycling.
Back of The Net!
Well done to the U16 Girls' Football Team from Malton School for picking up 'Team of the Year' at the Ryedale District Sports Awards at the Forest & Vale Hotel, Pickering on Thursday night. Malton Town Council’s congratulations go to all the girls - for the very high bar they have set and for the legacy they leave behind.
Malton Senior Citizens Party
On Friday 14th February, the Malton and Norton Lions Club hosted the Malton Senior Citizens Party at the rugby club.
Over 100 residents were in attendance and had a wonderful time. Pictured, Malton Mayor, Cllr Paul Emberley and Residents.
Malton Mini Police
Malton Mini Police on Saturday in Malton Market. Some great crime prevention advice was given out.
Pictured Mini Police, PC Jane Jones and Malton Town Councillor, Sue Hawes.
We Are Hiring - Facilities Officer
If you have a passion to see Malton presented at its very best, love plants, and like what we do at Malton in Bloom, then this job could just be for you . . . .
MALTON TOWN COUNCIL - APPLICATIONS ARE INVITED FOR THE POST OF - FACILITIES OFFICER
Varied duties, amongst many others, some of which are . . . .
Maintain Town Council assets to a high standard
Groundworks for Malton in Bloom and help manage the volunteers
Groundsman Duties including painting, spraying, planting, cleaning
Visual checks and inspection reports
Part Time 17 to 21 hours per week, to be agreed. Salary Range SCP 18 - 23 £24,313 - £26,999 pro rata
For an application form, job description and further details, Contact Gail Cook, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date for applications Friday 14th February 2020 Malton Town Council is an equal opportunities employer.
The great-great-great grand daughter of Charles Dickens - Lucinda Hawksley
Signing copies of Dickens and Christmas at the Malton Dickens festival at the Wesley Centre .
Malton Christmas Tree - A Special Thank You
A special thank you to MKM for delivering the tree and to Scampston Estate for donating the tree free of charge to the town! Thank you so much for this very kind gift!
Injured Jockeys Christmas Fair
On Friday, at Jack Berry House, the Mayor attended their Christmas Fair for the Injured Jockeys Fund. The Injured Jockeys Fund provides huge support for jockeys past and present, or unable to ride; Malton's racing industry is one of our biggest employers. Pictured, the Mayor Paul Emberley, Councillor Graham Lake, Jack Berry and Others.
What a Christmas Weekend!
It was a bumper Christmas weekend here in Malton. A crowd of several hundred people gathered in Malton's Market Place to see the lighting of the town's Christmas Tree. The illumination was preceded by a short carol service led by Revd Peter Sheasby. A few local brass players assisted with the carols. Santa's Sleigh arrived on schedule, organised by Malton, Norton District Lions, much to the delight of the children.
Cllr Paul Emberley, Malton's Town Mayor said:
"It was a great start to the Christmas festivities in Malton. The tree was our biggest yet, supplied by the Scampston Estate, and festooned with thousands of twinkling bulbs, together with the festive lights that now adorn all the main streets around the town centre. It all helped to give Malton a very special feel for Christmas."
A two-day Christmas Market that followed the tree illumination attracted thousands of people from all over Yorkshire to shop amongst the hundreds of stalls, with music, speciality foods, and Christmas crafts.
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.