Hello Asenby Villagers,

As we wake up to a strange new world, we have already received a first offer from a villager happy to help those in self-isolation. Asenby Parish Council, in conjunction with Asenby Institute, has already started to be pro-active in getting together a list of villagers who can help with shopping and other vital daily chores. These names will be added to a flyer to be distributed to houses throughout the village.

If you can offer your help to anyone who may need it over the coming weeks, please either contact us on 01845 578057 so your details can be passed to Judith Lowe or ring her direct on 01845 577911. Those who need help may not be on social media, so I encourage you to add your name to the flyer.

Thank you for your help.

Asenby Parish Council

WELCOME to Asenby Village Website!

Asenby is a village in the ​Harrogate District of North Yorkshire, with a population of approximately three hundred.
It lies about five miles south-west of Thirsk, seven miles east of Ripon and twelve miles south of the county town of Northallerton.
The village is mentioned in the Doomsday Book.  It was part of the manor of Topcliffe at the time of the Norman invasion.
Asenby lies on the south bank of the River Swale and the majority of the surrounding land is given to farming.


Please note the following changes as a result of the Covid-19 problem:

Saturday 28 March 2020 -  The Topcliffe & Asenby Challenge Quiz and Curry Night –– at the Village Hall  POSTPONED 
Sunday, 29 March 2020 -  Topcliffe Tidy Up Day –- POSTPONED
Tuesdays 7 April, 5 May & 2 June 2020 - Rural Arts – Arts and Crafts classes –at the Village Hall - CANCELLED
Saturday, 18 April 2020 - Topcliffe Big Race Night ––  at the Village Hall - POSTPONED
Saturday, 25 April 2020 - Attic Auction –at the Village Hall - POSTPONED
Friday, 8 May 2020 - VE Day Celebrations –at the Village Hall – SUBJECT TO FURTHER REVIEW NEARER THE DAY
Weekend, 12 to 14 June 2020 - Heritage & Columba weekend-  - SUBJECT TO FURTHER REVIEW NEARER THE DAY
Scouts, Cubs and Beavers - The Scout Association has suspended all meetings in the UK. SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Lent Lunches/Tuesday lunches - CANCELLED

The Topcliffe & Asenby Challenge Quiz and Curry Night – Saturday 28 March 2020 – 7pm at the Village Hall

This is the first Topcliffe & Asenby Challenge Quiz organised by the Village Hall Committee. There’ll be questions on a wide range of subjects including geography, history, music, sport and general knowledge. You can come as a team of up to six or we’ll sort individuals into teams on the night. The winning team will be presented with the Challenge Quiz Trophy and will receive a cash prize - £1 from every entry ticket sold! A curry supper, with vegetarian option, will be served at 8pm. Bring your own drinks and pens! Tickets are £5 per person available in advance from Doug Allan or Judith Lowe, or at the door on the night.

Topcliffe Tidy Up Day – Sunday, 29 March 2020 – 10.30am to 12.30pm

Following the success of the first two tidy up days last year, a further event is being organised to tackle necessary work in the village. Volunteers are invited to join the working party and help further improve Topcliffe. Meet at 10am at the Village Hall.  Bring your own tools (gloves, brush, shovel, shears, loppers).  Refreshments will be available at the Village Hall throughout the morning.

Topcliffe Big Race Night – Saturday, 18 April 2020 – 7pm until late at the Village Hall

One of the most popular events on the village calendar is back for a third year! Doors open at 7pm and the first race is off at 7.30pm. You can have a brilliant evening at the races, with an excellent supper and lots of excitement and fun. There’ll be a cash bar serving draught beer, tins of lager, wines and soft drinks. And there’ll be some great prizes to be won on the raffle.

Attic Auction – Saturday, 25 April 2020 at the Village Hall

The popular annual Attic Auction is returning to its normal late Spring slot and will be at the Village Hall on Saturday 25th April with all proceeds going towards St Columba’s. As usual the organisers are appealing for donations of anything saleable (but please no TV sets, computers, clothes or soft toys). Items can be taken to the Hall on the day of the sale from 8am with viewing from 12 noon and the auction starting at 2pm. More  details in future emails.


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