Richmondshire District Council

About the parish and town councils

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 is available. 

Useful links for parish and town clerks

Submit minutes and other documents to this site

Dispensation procedure guide for parish councils

Dispensation proforma for parish councils

View parish and town clerk contact details and documents

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