West Burton is considered to be one of the most beautiful villages in the Yorkshire Dales National Park with a large village green and no through road.

Also within the village is the West Burton Cauldron Falls one of the waterfalls drawn by Turner during his tour of the North of England.

West Burton has a real sense of community, with a village shop/tearoom, pub and family run butcher's shop.

There is also plenty for the visitor to see and do. As well as The Old Smithy Antiques there is Moorside Design Cat Pottery and country shop/weaver's studio, Fabric of the Field.

A wide variety of different types of accommodation is available to rent both in the village and the surrounding area. 

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Report from the June meeting of the Parish Council

At their recent meeting Councillors were pleased to note that, despite the poor weather on the day, the sum of over £3,000 had been raised at the West Burton May Fair.  Visitor numbers were down but many nevertheless braved the relentless drizzle and contributed generously towards making the day a success.  The council also expressed its appreciation of the efforts of everyone concerned in the organisation of the event.

Village cross - Councillors thanked Mr David Dent and Mr Robert Stanley for their excellent work on re-pointing the cross on the village green, and were also grateful to the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority for the £500 grant towards the cost of the work.

Street light on the Back Nook - Following the regretful decision by Richmondshire District Council not to renew the street light on the Back Nook that had been removed, the council resolved to investigate the possibility of installing a solar powered street light.  The clerk was asked to consult with other organisations such as the Yorkshire Local Councils Associations and with North Yorkshire County Council to see if anyone could be found with experience in installing these lights.

Emergency plan -  Councillors noted that this matter had been raised at the annual parish meeting and a decision had been taken to review and re-write the existing plan based on the newer model produced by North Yorkshire County Council.  A working group was proposed and various names of those who might like to be involved were suggested.  The clerk was asked to contact those people and arrange an initial meeting.

Best kept village competition - The council noted that the competition would be held during the first two weeks of July, as had been mentioned in the April newsletter.  The efforts of the parish caretaker, Mr Richard Chapman, in maintaining and enhancing the village green were much appreciated, as was the work being done around the village to improve the appearance of gardens and other areas.

The next meeting will be held in the village hall on Tuesday, 11 July 2017.