There are 54 parish and town councils in Richmondshire.
They act as the voice of their local communities, passing parishioners' opinions and views on to high levels of government and other bodies.
Elections are held every four years. Parish and town councils are an essential part of the structure of local democracy and have a vital role in acting on behalf of the communities they represent.
There are also 26 parish meetings in Richmondshire.
Local electors of a parish, or an interested person, have certain legal rights in respect of the accounting records of smaller authorities. A summary of your rights are explained here.
Useful links for parish and town clerks
Click on the link to view parish and town clerk contact details.