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



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.

Manor Vale is extensively used by the local community for quiet recreation and has open public access.  It is owned and managed by Kirkbymoorside Town Council. 

Manor Vale is a narrow, Y-shaped dry valley cut into the Jurassic strata of the Tabular Hills which form the southern fringe of the North York Moors. It is located at the northern edge of Kirkbymoorside, within easy reach of the town centre.

The limestone slopes of the Vale support semi-natural ash woodland with characteristic plants including field maple, wych elm, dog’s mercury, wood speedwell, wood anemone and primrose. A number of uncommon plants of limestone woodlands occur including green hellebore, toothwort and lily-of-the-valley. Two areas of more acidic woodland featuring species such as oak, rowan, silver birch, bilberry and greater woodrush mark outcrops of sandstone. Small areas of limestone grassland can be found at Low Knoll and along the break of slope at the eastern edge of the site.

The site supports a range of birds characteristic of mature broadleaved woodland including Redstart and Nuthatch.  Insects include the very rare flower beetle Oedemera virescens, a species associated with ancient woodland and parkland on the southern fringes of the North York Moors.

The Ryedale Natural History Society, based in Kirkbymoorside, runs field outings through the summer. Details of their findings are available on their website

Manor Vale was formerly part of a mediaeval deer park. The remains of a wall and Scheduled Ancient Monument, are located in the south-east corner of the site adjacent to Castlegate Lane.

Manor Vale woodland is run by a management committee, which consists of councillors and members of the public, together with advisors. The Committee meets every 3 months for a site visit and subsequent meeting. 

There are information panels providing the history of Manor Vale, its flora fauna and interesting facts, at three sites within Manor Vale. Click here for details.

Grant Application Form

You can download the application form either as a Word document or as a PDF File

Town Council Office

Church House

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

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Please be aware that the office is closed on Fridays. The Town Clerk is available to meet with members of the public on Wednesdays between 9.15am and 1pm.


The full council normally meets on the third Monday of each month except August.  Meetings start at 7.30 pm in 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.