Please note – the next meeting of the Parish Council will be the Annual Meeting.  This will be held virtually earlier in the month than normal, on the 6th May. This is due to the fact that Parish Councils will not longer be legally able to hold Parish Council meetings virtually after the 7th May.

Starting in June, meetings will be held in person at the Village Hall at 7pm.  If anyone would like to discuss this please contact the Clerk at

Linton on Ouse Playground Improvement Proposals

Good news for residents of Linton on Ouse who have children that use the play park – we are planning some improvements and we want to hear what you think!

The Parish Council have secured over £11k in funding for improvements, and we are putting in an application for almost £27k more. We want to make the playground a great place for your children!

We want to install 6 new pieces of equipment:

  • An inclusive flying saucer
  • A bubble stand-in seesaw
  • An inclusive springer
  • A cone climber
  • A vortex sturdy play unit
  • A large timber climbing unit

On the 24th October, between 10.30 and 12.30 am, Parish Councillors and the playground designer from Streetscape (the company undertaking the work) will be at the playground to chat to you about the proposals, and they will have an illustration showing the new play items we hope to install.  There will be a questionnaire for adults and children to fill in (please bring your own pen/ pencil for your own safety).  Unless the weather is really bad we will be outside, but we may have to use the Village Hall.  In either case, please let one person/ family group view the proposals at a time and observe social distancing, and unless you are exempt please wear a mask.

If you cannot make it on the 24th don’t worry, we will soon display the images on the Facebook page and on the village notice board, and you will be able to fill in the survey online. If you would like the questionnaire sent to you by email, or if you would like a hardcopy, please contact the Clerk at

Playground Open!

Linton on Ouse Parish Council is very pleased to inform Linton residents the the playground will reopen on Saturday, 18th July. We know that children will be very excited to be able to use the facilities again, and we are excited to see them enjoying it. We request that users follow guidelines to help reduce the chance of spreading COVID-19 while using the equipment. Signage will be put up to remind you of the need for social distancing and hygiene – parents and carers are asked to ensure children follow these guidelines. We also ask that no food or drink is consumed in the playground, and that all rubbish is removed and taken home with you. IF THE PLAYGROUND LOOKS CROWDED PLEASE COME BACK ANOTHER TIME – we would like to ensure everyone can have 2 meters distance from anyone not in their household.Thank you – and enjoy the playground!

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North Yorkshire Connect Community Directory

North Yorkshire Connect Community Directory (NY Connect) is an online resource for people of all ages, helping them to find out about local activities, services, advice and guidance that is relevant, reliable and accessible 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

The directory has around 7000 entries that people looking for local services and support can search either by keywords, postcode, area, or by using the category menu.

There have been changes made to the community directory so that it can also be used by residents looking for support services during the Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak.  A new section has been added to the website dedicated to Coronavirus (Covid-19) support and your help is needed to ensure it is providing relevant information.

It is understood that you may be unable to continue to offer your service or may be offering a different service during this period.  If you are still able to offer a service, this can help you promote this to the residents of North Yorkshire.

It’s free to register your details and we’ve provided the attached guidance to help.

Once your information has been added you will receive a confirmation email, so there is no need to contact us to find out if this has been done. Your details will be live on the site within 24 hours (or slightly longer at weekends).

If you have any questions, please contact:

Virtual Parish Council Meeting – 12th May, 7pm

The Parish Council will not be meeting in person for the foreseeable future to maintain social distancing requirements.

The next meeting of the Parish Council will be held virtually via Zoom on Tuesday, 12th April, at the slightly earlier time of 7pm.

Members of the public may attend virtually either for the ‘public’ element of the agenda, or for the whole meeting.  Anyone wanting to attend must contact the Clerk by 3pm on Tuesday, 12th May, with the reason they wish to attend and their address and they will be sent an invitation to join the meeting.  They will receive the invitation via email shortly before the meeting starts.

The agenda can be seen on the Parish Council page of the website.