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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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 Councillor
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

Village Handyman
Tel: 01937

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




A year in the life of your Parish Council

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2010/11 has been an especially busy year for the Parish Council.  Read on to find out what it is that your Parish Council gets up to - it is far more than just attending eleven meetings over the course of the year!

 

 

Last Updated on Friday, 27 May 2011 18:35 Read more...
 


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