Richmondshire District Council

Richmondshire District Council has five area partnerships to help us improve how we engage with our communities.

Central area partnership

The area contains 14 parishes within the wards of Brompton on Swale and Scorton, Catterick, Hornby Castle and Richmond (Central, East and West). It includes Richmond itself in its area.

Garrison area partnership

This covers the areas of Hipswell, Colburn, Scotton, St Martins, Tunstall and Catterick (Marne Barracks only). The garrison area is defined by its proximity to the army's Catterick Garrison main site and Marne Barracks. Although the Garrison area doesn't have a distinct centre, the proposed new garrison town centre will change this.

Lower Wensleydale area partnership

The area contains 26 parishes in the wards of Bolton Castle, Leyburn, Lower Wensleydale and Middleham. The boundary mainly sits alongside the Yorkshire Dales National Park, with the main centres being Leyburn and Middleham. The area is extensively rural and is well located to benefit from the tourist economy as both towns act as a visitor gateway to Wensleydale. The chair is Fleur Butler.

North Richmondshire community partnership

The North Richmondshire area contains 30 parishes in the wards of Barton, Croft, Gilling West, Melsonby, Middleton Tyas and Newsham and Eppleby. The area is fairly remote in rural character, despite being situated between Darlington, Barnard Castle and Richmond, with the largest villages being Barton, Melsonby and Middleton Tyas. The chair is district councillor Jimmy Wilson-Petch and vice-chair is district councillor Campbell Dawson.

Upper Dales area partnership 

The area features 27 parishes within the wards of Addleborough, Hawes and High Abbotside, Penhill, Reeth and Arkengarthdale, and Swaledale. The chair is Councillor John Blackie and the vice-chair is Councillor Yvonne Peacock.

If you're interested in becoming part of the partnerships, or want to find out more about how they operate, email business and community officer Chloe Lewis at


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