The Council



Notice of Vacancy to 24th June 2022 WebsiteNboard CoOption Notice 160522.pdf


The Council has a wide range of powers, but is limited by the annual precept (currently £32,750 for FY 2019-2020) as to what can be undertaken. The priorities for action will be guided by the Councillors who set the tasks and objectives of the Council and projects like the Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP) that was adopted in July 2017.

Although planning applications are determined by Harrogate Borough Council, the views of the Parish Council have to be sought and taken into account.

Parish councils make all kinds of decisions on issues that affect the local community. Probably the most common topics that parish councils get involved with are planning matters as statutory consultees, highways, traffic, parking, crime prevention, managing open spaces and campaigning for and delivering better services and facilities.

It’s true to say that on their own, parish councils have limited powers to make decisions but they do have the ability to negotiate with, and the power to influence, those other organisations that do make the final decisions such as other tiers of local government, health authorities, police etc.

Most of the public services are carried out by the Borough Council and you can use this link to check what they provide - Other matters are the responsibility of North Yorkshire County Council such as highways matters. If in any doubt about who does what, contact the Parish Clerk.

The Parish Council has an approved Committee structure and representation policy shown on this attachment Council Committees ToR and Representation - May 2024.pdf 

Parish Councillors elected in 2018 to serve for 4 years

Andrew Farrar

Cliff Trotter

Neil Permain

Vice Chairman

Elatia Sharkey

Helen Hayes

Cathy Burrell

Cathy Burrell


Steve Cobb

Steve Cobb

Your Councillors

 Councillors' Register of Interests

To contact a councillor please go via the clerk 

Please follow this link to view Councillors' Register of Interests: