Community Facilities in Hunmanby

Though Hunmanby is a large village, it is only 3 and a half miles by road from Filey, a town 3 times the size. Over the last dozen year both Scarborough Borough Council and North Yorkshire County Council have faced budget reductions and reviewed facilities provided in Hunmanby. This has tended to retain facilities in the larger towns in the area, rather than the smaller settlements. 

Today,  the village relies very heavily on local volunteers to both run the community facilities that remain and fund their upkeep. Their voluntary efforts are supported by users, both local and visitors. 

The local businesses in the village have over the years been very generous with their financial and 'in kind support'. Be it  regular raffle prizes for village groups, to help  sustain their fund raising, to many tens of  thousand pounds into finance to village projects.

There is a good amount of public open space in the village owned, funded and maintained by Hunmanby Parish Council, including 3 play areas for young families. Hunmanby Parish Council is supported by the Parish Precept, an amount each household in the village pays yearly to sustain running the village.

A project currently being developed between Hunmanby Parish Council, Scarborough Borough Council and The White Swan is to develop a public toilet facility in the village. This was lost over a decade ago. Hunmanby Parish and Scarborough Borough Councils are working hard with The White Swan to develop a new Partnership Approach to putting back public toilets in the Borough. Hunmanby has been selected as the trial project. 

Hunmanby Community Centre:

Hunmanby Community was the formerly the villages second school. On Closure Hunmanby Parish Council purchased the building from North Yorkshire County Council a considerable expense for the Parish Council at the time, involving conversion to a multi use building for the village. Still owned by the Parish Council, the Community Centre is managed by the village volunteers. Over the years the building has been improved further with generous grant aid from public bodies and charities. The building now has level access.

Full details from the Hunmanby Community Centre Website 

For the history of the village schools website

Bayley Gardens: 

Bayley Gardens is owned by Hunmanby Parish Council, and is looked after by volunteers, through the work of the late Miss Owston, a hard working pioneering councillor who did so much for the village in the last Century. Through her efforts the land was set up as a registered charity. Though this requires a higher level of governance, it is often easier for a registered charity to access funding.

The site is peaceful, bordered on one side by Church Walk (All Saints Church) and a great place if you like cats, Tom has two more friends who have homes, but choose to be petted and enjoy very regular feeding.

Volunteers look after the day to day gardening of the site, assisted by the village Caretakers. At Christmas at tree is erected. The Stag in the grounds was paid for by a generous local resident. The site is quality landscaped and is number 27 on the Hunmanby in Bloom 'Flower Trail' leaflet available free in the leaflet holder at the entrance to the Scarborough platform.

Further details from Bayley Gardens Facebook Page

Further details of the late Miss Owston from website

God's Acre, Bridlington Street

God's Acre is a unique burial ground, bequeathed to the village. It is a short distance from the village station on the main road towards the village centre. The site has several war graves. Friends of God's Acre comprises of local volunteers who raise funds for the upkeep and ongoing maintenance of the Village Cemetery. The group have two coffee mornings a year - usually in June and October.
The dates will be advertised on Notice Boards around the village. We would be happy to hear from anyone who may wish to join our Committee or anyone who wishes to make a donation. 

This is the history of the site produced by Ces Morthorpe for Hunmanby.Com

Gods Acre Page 

Places of Worship

Hunmanby has 2 churches, All Saints and the Methodist Church, both in the heart of the village.

 All Saints can be accessed from Church Walk, Church Hill or the main entrance on Bridlington Street, by Bayley Gardens.

Hunmaby Methodist Church is located at the top of Cross Hill.

For the history of religion in the village a useful link is to the website on religion in hunmanby, giving details of church that have now closed.

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