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



Spofforth Jubilee Celebrations

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To see some of the pictures from this memorable weekend - click on the 'read more' link below!

Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 July 2012 21:50 Read more...
 

Catching up with the News!

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toilet_news_of_the_world.pngWhen Spofforth Parish Council started work to update the toilets at the Long Memorial Hall, they had no idea when a top to toe refurbishment had last been carried out.  Whilst they were in the process of demolition they found a newspaper jamming a flue, which they carefully removed!  The paper was The News of the World, dated ......  January 1947 - apparently the coldest winter on record.

 

Last Updated on Saturday, 24 March 2012 19:30 Read more...
 

'Anniversaires' Flower Festival - tickets now available

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thumb_flowers.jpgThe Jubilee Celebrations will start on Friday 1st June with A Cheese and Wine Preview Evening of the Flower Festival at All Saints Church, Spofforth - from 7pm to 9pm.  Cost £5 to include a glass of wine.  Come and view Wedding Dresses from the past 50 years set amongst floral displays.  

The Festival will continue over the whole weekend opening times are from 11:00am to 4:00pm on Saturday 2 and Monday 4 June and 12 noon to 4:00pm on Sunday 3 June. For further information or to buy tickets please contact

Val Roberts on 01937 590482 or Di Ball on 01937 591612.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 April 2012 18:09
 

Diamond Jubilee Commemorative Gift Registration Form

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diamond-jubilee.pngThe Parish Council is considering the purchase of a commemorative gift for all children resident in Spofforth aged 16 years and under. However we need to know who and where you are!

Sorry - the application period is now closed.  Further details of how to collect your child's gift will be available shortly.

Last Updated on Monday, 16 April 2012 16:04
 

New Parish Clerk Appointed

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Spofforth with Stockeld Parish Council has a new Parish Clerk, her details are as follows; Rachel Marston,1 North View, Little Ribston, Wetherby.  LS22 4ER

email Rachel on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or telephone 01937 585506

Last Updated on Monday, 23 January 2012 21:21
 


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