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Play park open

JRHT have reopened the play park. Earlier today, we had an email saying: …JRHT have decided to open up the KidsZone play park from Monday 6 July. The park will be open as usual from 9am – 7pm, 7 days per week. We kindly ask that all park users abide by government guidance during these […]

Letters From Joseph Rowntree’s Women

Here’s a link to an interesting article from the Yorkshire Post. New insights into the domestic life of “one of Britain’s greatest and most interesting philanthropist”, Joseph Rowntree, and his Yorkshire family, have been revealed in letters written by the women closest to him.

Derwenthorpe Solar Panels Project Update

Since we put a small item in the most recent LotsOn (late May) we have had 20+ households say they are interested in a group scheme to purchase solar panels, hopefully at a discount. That’s not the end of the story! We hope that many more Derwenthorpe residents will choose to take part – the […]

Get to know your Wild Neighbours

Great Yorkshire Creature Count begins on Saturday! Yorkshire Wildlife Trust are holding their Great Yorkshire Creature Count on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 June – 24 hours in search of the wildlife on our doorsteps! They’re urging all Yorkshire folk to get involved. Sign up now at It’s simple: you just download an app, […]

Veg stall banner

We, the craft group, are currently working on another banner for whenever Joe’s Sunday fruit and veg stall returns. It‘s a work in progress but you can spot some samples of veg, fruit and wildlife on display in members’ windows around the estate.

A Short(ish) History Of Derwenthorpe

Newer residents in particular may find it interesting to learn about the history of Derwenthorpe. All the key dates and events are described in this brief article, written by Derwenthorpe resident. (and former JRF/JRHT Trustee), Steven Burkeman;  Key Points in the Short(ish) History of Derwenthorpe

Equality, lockdown and building back better

Dewenthorpe is proud to be hosting Kate Pickett and Richard Wilkinson, authors of The Spirit Level: Why Equality is Better for Everyone and The Inner Level: How More Equal Societies Reduce Stress, Restore Sanity and Improve Everyone’s Well-Being, in a talk entitled “Equality, lockdown and building back better”