Thornton-le-Dale was once widely known as the prettiest village in the North York Moors National Park, and still features at the top of many lists as one of the prettiest places to visit.
Maintaining such a status requires time, effort and money. Due to Central Government cut backs, we feel that the majority of the village, along with the pond area, is looking rather tatty and unloved.
For villagers to enjoy what amenities we have in Thornton-le-Dale, it is important that we get together and improve what we were once proud of. With this in mind, the Thornton-le-Dale Village Hub has now been set up.
The pond area is a major focal point for Thornton-le-Dale village which, over time, has had little maintenance and care. We understand that many budgets have been cut and that there could be more to come. With this in mind, a group of like-minded volunteers in the village have got together, in conjunction with the North York Moors National Park, to undertake a program of work that will enhance the pond area.