Spofforth Village

Near Harrogate, North Yorkshire

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Spofforth–with-Stockeld Parish Council

What is a Parish Council?

Parish and town councils in England and  community and town councils in Wales are the first tier of local government.  They deliver a vast range of services at a local community level.

There are around 10,000 community, parish and town councils in England and Wales, made up of nearly 100,000 councillors.  These first-tier councils can respond to the needs of the local community delivering the services or representation it most needs.

At present, but not in all locations in England and Wales, there is a three-tiered structure of local government.

Town/Parish/Community Council
District/Borough Council
County Council

Powers and duties

Parish and town councils have a large range of powers, and the activities parish and town councils are involved in can be wide ranging.  Many parish and town councils are involved in planning, promoting tourism, licensing, management of town and village centres and providing community halls.

How Parish Councils work

Parish councils are statutory bodies, with the legal power to take decisions and actions.  Members are elected for a term of four years and councils are funded principally by an annual precept. Parish and town councils can apply for other funding such as grant and funding awards, but they do not receive funds direct from central government, as principal authorities do. The Parish Council will use those funds to further the interests of the community they serve, improving quality of life and the local environment.  To do this they will seek to influence decision making to deliver services needed in the local community.

Spofforth with Stockeld Parish Council are pleased to work closely with the following organizations:

National Association of Local Councils www.nalc.gov.uk
Yorkshire Association of Local Councils www.yorkshirelca.gov.uk
Rural Action Yorkshire www.ruralclick.com
Harrogate Borough Council www.harrogate.gov.uk
North Yorkshire County Council www.northyorks.gov.uk

Contacts

Shirley Fawcett
Chairman
Railway Cottage
School Lane
Spofforth
Harrogate
HG3 1BA
Tel: 01937 590 303
Judy Parker Beevers
Councillor
Brockville
Clive Road
Spofforth
Harrogate
HG3 1AT
Tel: 01937 590 285
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June Geddes
Vice Chairman
14 Manor Garth
Spofforth
Harrogate
HG3 1AT
Tel: 01937 590 695
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Jane Hare
Councillor
Pippin Cottage, 13a High Street
Spofforth
Harrogate
HG3 1BQ
Tel 01937 590 393
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Christine Atkinson
Councillor
2 Manor Garth
Spofforth
Harrogate
HG3 1ND
Tel: 01937 591 424
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Rachel Marston
Clerk
1 North View
Little Ribston
Wetherby
LS22 4ES
Tel: 01937 585 506
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David Roberts
Councillor
Orchard House
12 Parklands
Spofforth
Harrogate
HG3 1DB
Tel: 01937 590 482

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Councillor Cliff Trotter
County Coucillor
Tel: 01423 879 589
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Gerald Heslop
Councillor
Glebe Farm
Ribston Road
Spofforth
Harrogate
HG3 1AB
Tel: 01937 591 422
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PC Mark Ayre
Tel: 0845 606 0247
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Dan Atkinson
Village Handyman
Tel: 01937 591 424

Richard Corderoy

Responsible Financial Officer
40 Castle Street
Spofforth
Harrogate
HG3 1AP
Tel: 07769720945

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Joan Steggles
Village Hall Booking Clerk
Tel: 01937 590 363
Edmund Richmond
Castle Ruins Caretaker
Tel: 01937 590 225



Carols around the Tree - Millenium Garden

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Friday 16th December is the start of Christmas - in Spofforth anyway - when we have our Annual Carol Concert in the Millennium Garden once again at 7.30pm.  There will be mulled wine to warm your cockles, mince pies and of course the very  music thanks to Edmund Richman and his team.  All are welcome - bring the whole family - and we will sing your favourite carols!

 

There will be a collection on the night for the upkeep and development of the village playground and Ginny Greenholes our environmental project

Last Updated on Thursday, 15 December 2011 12:15
 

Car Boot sale raises £600 towards village hall renovations

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Visitors picked up a bargain at the car boot sale held to raise money for ongoing renovations to the village hall. 

The event took place on the Castle Field and also included afternoon tea in the village hall.

The Parish Council organised the sale which raised £600.  Councillor June Geddes, was pleased with how it went.  June said: "we had fantastic weather, a large number of buyers and good quality car boots.  Thank you to everyone who supported this event"

Last Updated on Tuesday, 06 September 2011 12:05
 

Vacancy for Treasurer

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Are you good at figures - can you keep the books?

Spofforth Parish Council are looking for a Responsible Financial Officer (that's a Treasurer in old speak!)

The books are in fine order with the annual audit completed - so we want to keep them that way!

Contact Sarah Giddings - Parish Clerk on 01937 590641 or by email on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

 

 

Car Boot Sale Comes to Spofforth

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Sunday 31st July on the Castle Field from 1pm to 5pm

Here's the opportunity to empty your garage and loft - and hopefully make a little cash on the day!  Your rubbish is someone else's treasure!

Refreshments will be available in the Village Hall so if you just fancy tea and cakes - please pop along and say 'hello'!

We'd welcome cake donations from some of our renowned bakers.  Please let Sarah know if you can help.

To book your pitch or pormise your cakes, call Sarah Giddings, Parish Clerk  on 01937 590641   or email - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Funds raised will go towards the renovation of the Village Hall. 

Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 July 2011 13:21
 

Parish Council Chair, pays tribute to the community at AGM

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At the Annual General meeting of the Parish Council, Chair, Councillor Shirley Fawcett congratulated Spofforth in Bloom for achieving 'Silver-Gilt' in the 2010 Yorkshire in Bloom competition, extended a warm welcome to our new Head teacher, Mr Paul Griffiths and paid tribute to the Council and friends of the Council who have achieved so much over the past year. 

 

 
Last Updated on Friday, 27 May 2011 18:33 Read more...
 


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