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Welcome to the Askham Bryan website.

The aim of this website is to provide the residents of Askham Bryan with information about their community. It provides information on the activity of the Parish Council, St Nicholas' Church, village events as well as other information that should be of interest.

We also welcome your suggestions. If you think there's something further we could include. Please contact us via the 'contact us' page.

This website is funded and maintained by Askham Bryan Parish Council.

Latest news ....

Geoff '80 Not Out'

Veteran cricketer Geoff' Deighton's remarkable 65-year career has been made into a short documentary by TV production company Sunset+Vine. "80 Not Out" by film-maker Chris Hay looks at Geoff's lifelong love of the game. The 10-minute film can be viewed by clicking on the following link Octogenerian Geoff, who plays for Bishopthorpe, also spent four seasons with Copmanthorpe but is best known for his days at Askham Bryan. He played his first game for Askham in 1950 when he was 15.

The film includes footage of his proudest moment leading Askham to victory in the 1975 Prendergast Cup Final and a recent reunion of that cup-winning side at the village's Nag's Head pub.

There are also clips of Geoff batting last season when he went on loan to play for Askham Bryan against Wheldrake and includes contributions from former Askham team-mates Will Knight and Shane Hargrave, the current HPH York Vale Cricket League chairman.

In August Geoff was honoured by the ECB with an Outstanding Services to Cricket Award (OSCA), which was presented to him at Headingley by Yorkshire CCC chief executive, Mark Arthur.

Superfast Broadband Latest

We are optimistic that funds devolved to City of York Council to invest in better infrastructure to give access to Superfast Broadband will finally resolve our poor broadband. Villages like ours are too far from the green cabinets that serve them to make Superfast Broadband possible. New investment will see the deployment of new green cabinets in villages to overcome this issue. Askham Bryan is on CYC's priority list for investment and we should know before the end of Spring 2016 if we have been successful.

Visit the Broadband page for more.

Mobile Library - Use it or lose it!

Askham Bryan is lucky enough to benefit from the Mobile Library service. The Mobile Library provides a range of books for adults and children, including large print, audio books and language courses.

You can expect many of the same services that you would find in our other libraries, such as community information and children’s activities, for instance the Summer Reading Challenge. You can return books from other York libraries to the Mobile Library, get your York Card updated and request books.

The Mobile Library visits every fortnight on Thursday between 11.10 and 11.40 and parks near the pond, usually outside the church gates. Follow the link for the latest dates:

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News by ABmail

Would you like to be kept better informed about what's going on in Askham Bryan?; receive reminders about events, activities? Well ABmail maybe just the ticket.

The ABmail service will provide information about issues and events affecting Askham Bryan. This will aim provide updates on events taking place in the village, along with any other issues we feel maybe of interest to residents. For example:

- Village events
- Neighbourhood Watch alerts
- News on proposals that may impact our community
- Updates and news from other Village Groups
- New information made available on the village website

To get receive ABmail emails you will need to sign up to the service, which you can do on the News by ABmail page.

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