Annual Report

You can read the Mayor's Annual Report here



You can ask about any town council service or other matter in the town library any time it is open.


From time to time the council seeks tenders from local contractors for a variety of projects.  None right now - keep looking.


The council can make grants for projects that benefit the town.  More details...

Privacy Notices

To view the Town Council's General Privacy Notice click here

To view the Town Council's Privacy Notice for Staff, Councillors and Volunteers click here

Fix My Street

Quite a few problems can be reported through Fix My Street - a web site with links to Ryedale and North Yorskhire Councils.

The Moorsider

The Moorsider is the town newsletter and is published about four times a year.  A copy is delivered to every household in Kirkbymoorside.  You can download a copy of the latest edition here.

Previous editions are listed below:

December 2012

February 2013

July 2013

December 2013

April 2014

November 2014

March 2015

June 2015

November 2015

March 2016

December 2016

July 2017

December 2017

May 2018

October 2018

Spring 2019

Summer 2019

Winter 2019



The Moorside Room


The Moorside Room @ 9 Church Street, Kirkbymoorside, YO62 6AZ is available for hire. The space is ideal for exhibitions, meetings, children's parties, exercise classes, fund raising events  and is the venue for the Kirkbymoorside Musical Memories sessions.

Click Here for a Booking Form


Commercial bookings @ £10 per hour

A 30% discount is available to Local Community Groups and Charities @ £7 per hour

Rates may be negotiated for block bookings and certain events such as exhibitions at the discretion of the Town Clerk.



Manor Vale

Manor Vale is extensively used by the local community for quiet recreation and has open public access. It is located at the northern edge of the town, and is owned and managed by Kirkbymoorside Town Council. Read more about it here.

Cookies and Privacy

The Government recently announced that people can now spend more time outdoors and travel to exercise in the open air. This means that Ryedale is experiencing more visitors.

Some residents are asking for our market towns to stay closed to visitors, with others asking us to open up the car parks and toilets. It's a difficult balancing act and we'll continue to listen to feedback and take into account the opposing and differing viewpoints.

It's vital that we are as pragmatic as we can be - respecting the freedom people have to exercise for longer and more frequently - yet, it's important to us that we encourage visitors to Ryedale to respect our citizens and locations.

We're committed to hearing the views of the community in order to get the delicate balance right. We'll continue to keep learning and working together through the community connect meetings.

In order to get the balance right, throughout last weekend we had community officers out and about across Ryedale, just keeping a watchful eye. That way we were ready to respond if any problem occurred as people enjoyed more time outside to exercise. Our approach worked well and we have our officers out and about again this coming weekend.

A busy Bank Holiday weekend is expected in our market towns and beauty spots, and we are hoping to work in the same constructive way. We want to remind people to 'protect each other, protect Ryedale' to ensure that our communities feel safe.

Our council team will be out and about to provide reassurance, address complaints when they arise and seek harmonious resolutions by working with North Yorkshire Police where appropriate.

We're aware of issues with some bikers not staying 2m apart in Helmsley and we will have our team on site there to address this. What's more, we've been putting up posters in our car parks, reminding people of the need to respect social distancing.

We're stencilling pavements in busy areas to mark 2m distances and will be cordoning off some areas of Helmsley car park to ensure that 2m spaces are adhered to.

We will be opening toilets in Helmsley and Pickering over the weekend too, so that we don't have any issues with visitors using outside spaces. Posters will be going up inside the toilets, to remind people of the need to stay safe by staying 2m apart.

In addition, we've also put out messages on social media and have worked with the local press to let visitors know that we welcome responsible visitors back to our market towns and beauty spots in a safe way.

We welcome feedback from the public and our approach is under constant review.

Social distancing is essential, and, working closely with the police, we will do what we can to make sure it is observed.

Safer, Stronger Communities

Ryedale District Council

Town Council Office

Church House

7 High Market Place
York YO62 6AT
Tel: 01751 432217

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In the current situation meetings with the clerk and members of the council are by appointment only, in order to ensure the necessary social distancing measures are in place.

The Town Council have been holding the Ordinary meetings remotely via Zoom, in accordance with The Local Authorities and Police and Crime Panels (Coronavirus) (Flexibility of Local Authority and Police and Crime Panel Meetings) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020.


The full council normally meets on the third Monday of each month except August at 7pm. In the current situation the Town Council are holding the Ordinary meetings remotely via Zoom, in accordance with The Local Authorities and Police and Crime Panels (Coronavirus) (Flexibility of Local Authority and Police and Crime Panel Meetings) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020.

When normal business resumes the meetings will be held at Church House, High Market Place, Kirkbymoorside.  For committee meetings or to check on council meetings, please refer to our calendar.

Town History

Kirkbymoorside has a long and interesting history.  The local history group has built a collection of documents and items and has created a body of writing about the town's past.  You can find a summary here, or look out for exhibitions by the group.