Richmondshire District Council

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. 


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Dispensation procedure guide for parish councils

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Parish and Town Councils

Parish/ Town Council Contact Details
Aldbrough St John Kay Pearson
Clerk to Aldbrough St John Parish Council
15 Hillside Road
Darlington
DL3 8HB
Tel: 01325 240002
Arkengarthdale
Susan Dray
Clerk to Arkengarthdale Parish Council
Askrigg and Low Abbotside
Karen Lynch
Clerk to Askrigg and Low Abbotside Parish Council
Ellerkin
Askrigg
Leyburn
North Yorkshire
DL8 3BJ
Tel: 01969 650909
Mobile: 07917 165204
Aysgarth and District (including the Parishes of Aysgarth, Bishopdale, Newbiggin, Thoralby and Thornton Rust) 
Mrs Fran Cartwright
Clerk to Aysgarth and District Parish Council
Midville
Aysgarth
Near Leyburn
North Yorkshire
DL8 3AD
Tel: 01969 663924
Bainbridge Mrs Gillian Harrison
Clerk to Bainbridge Parish Council
The Old Calf House
Manor Farm
Thornton Rust
Leyburn
North Yorkshire
DL8 3AN 
Tel: 01969 663847
Barton
Jon MacNamara
Clerk to Barton Parish Council
Flat 1, Friars Gate
Friars Wynd
Richmond
North Yorkshire
DL10 4RT
Tel: 07495 458173
Email: bartonparishcouncil1@gmail.com
Bellerby
Ms Lynn Watkinson
Clerk to Bellerby Parish Council
5 Belle Vue Terrace
Bellerby
Leyburn
North Yorkshire
DL8 5QL
Tel/Fax: 01969 623116
Brompton on Swale
Mrs Shireen Rudge
Clerk to Brompton on Swale Parish Council
58 Brompton Park
Brompton on Swale
Richmond
North Yorkshire
DL10 7JP
Tel: 07849 048581
Brough with St Giles
Mrs Susan McNabb
Clerk to Brough with St Giles Parish Council
38 Curteis Drive
Brompton on Swale
Richmond
North Yorkshire
DL10 7HP
Tel: 07535 258193
Burton cum Walden
Mrs Sue Ryding
Clerk to Burton cum Walden Parish Council
Long Farthings
West Burton
Leyburn
North Yorkshire
DL8 4JX
Tel: 01969 663551
Carlton Town
Marina Briggs
Clerk to Carlton Town Parish Council
Quakers Garth
Carlton
Leyburn
North Yorkshire
DL8 4BA 
Carperby cum Thoresby 
Mrs Gillian Harrison
Clerk to Carperby cum Thoresby Parish Council
The Old Calf House
Manor Farm
Thornton Rust
Leyburn
North Yorkshire
DL8 3AN
Tel: 01969 663847
Catterick 
Diane Kirkham
Clerk of Catterick Parish Council
Limekiln Farm
East Appleton
Richmond
North Yorkshire
DL10 7QE
Tel: 01748 811367
Mobile: 07752 164766
Colburn Town
Mrs Philippa Graves
Clerk to Colburn Town Council
Colburn Village Hall
Colburn
Catterick Garrison
North Yorkshire
DL9 4LZ
Tel/Fax: 01748 833126
Office Hours: 9.00 am - 1.00 pm Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Constable Burton and Finghall (including the Parishes of Akebar, Barden, Constable Burton, Finghall, Garriston, East and West Hauxwell, Hutton Hang)
Mrs Joan Hainsworth
Clerk to Constable Burton and Finghall Parish Council
Hargill House
Finghall
Leyburn
North Yorkshire
DL8 5ND
Tel: 01677 451896
Croft on Tees
Charlotte Liversedge-Gell
Clerk to Croft on Tees Parish Council
Nest Cottage
21-23 West Road
Melsonby
Richmond
North Yorkshire
DL10 5ND
Tel: 01325 717809
Dalton on Tees
Mrs Margaret Lowther
Clerk to Dalton on Tees Parish Council
1 Byron Court
Dalton on Tees
County Durham
DL2 2PX
Tel: 01325 722878
East Witton 
Miss Sarah Sayer
Clerk to East Witton Parish Council
Meadow Lea
Hillfoot
Harmby
Leyburn
North Yorkshire
DL8 5PH
Tel: 01969 624804
Ellerton on Swale
Mr John Thompson
Chairman and Clerk to Ellerton on Swale Parish Council
Swale Lodge
Ellerton on Swale
Scorton
Richmond
North Yorkshire
DL10 6AP
Tel: 01748 811373
Eppleby
Mr Ged Morton
Clerk to Eppleby Parish Council
176 Carmel Road North
Darlington
County Durham
DL3 8RH
Eryholme 
Mrs Ruth Gibbon
Clerk to Eryholme Parish Council
Westlands
Eryholme
Darlington
DL2 2PF
Tel: 01325 720109
Gilling with Hartforth and Sedbury
Mr Jon Rutherford
Clerk to Gilling with Hartforth and Sedbury Parish Council
15 White Lands
Richmond
North Yorkshire
DL10 7DR
Tel: 01748 821605
Grinton and Ellerton Abbey 
Mrs Jill May 
Clerk to Grinton and Ellerton Abbey Parish Council
Hill Top
Langthwaite
Richmond
North Yorkshire
DL11 6RE
Tel: 01748 884040
Harmby
Mr Charles Payne
Clerk to Harmby Parish Council
Manor Barn
Harmby
Leyburn
North Yorkshire
DL8 5PD
Tel: 01969 623393
Hawes and High Abbotside
Mrs Fran Cartwright
Clerk to Hawes and High Abbotside Parish Council
Midville
Aysgarth
Near Leyburn
North Yorkshire
DL8 3AD
Tel: 01969 663924
Hipswell
Susan Thornton
Clerk to Hipswell Parish Council
24 Woodlands Way
Hurworth Place
Darlington
County Durham
DL2 2HP
Tel: 07378 653100
Hudswell and district (including the parishes of Downholme, Hudswell, Stainton and Walburn)
Mrs Claire Swainston
Clerk to Hudswell and District Parish Council
Lynloe
Hudswell
Richmond
North Yorkshire
DL11 6BQ
Hunton 
Clerk to Hunton Parish Council
Leyburn
Mrs Charlotte Smith
Clerk to Leyburn Town Council
Thornborough Hall
Leyburn
North Yorkshire
DL8 5AB
Tel/Fax: 01969 622561
Manfield and Cliffe
Stephanie Nattrass
Clerk to Manfield and Cliffe Parish Council
Poppy Cottage
Bowling Green Lane
Manfield
Darlington
County Durham
DL2 2RL
Tel: 01325 374515
Mobile: 07810 717774
Marrick
Mrs Pauline Cordner
Clerk to Marrick Parish Council
Beam Ends
Marrick Moor
Richmond
DL11 7NR
Marske and New Forest
Joanne Wallis
Clerk to Marske and New Forest Parish Council
Gingle Pot Farm
Marske
Richmond
North Yorkshire
DL11 7EQ
Tel: 01748 826918
Mobile: 07855 700568
Melbecks (including the Parishes of Gunnerside and Low Row)
Ms Nikki Adams
Clerk to Melbecks Parish Council
The Coach House
Haverdell Farm
Low Row
Richmond
North Yorkshire
DL11 6NH
Tel: 01748 886166
Mobile: 07790 440146
Melsonby
Jenny Pears
Clerk to Melsonby Parish Council
14 Twinsburn Road
Heighington
County Durham
DL5 6RL
Mobile: 07585 837716
Middleham Town
David Keep
Clerk to Middleham Town Council
Town Clerk’s Office
Middleham Key Centre
Park Lane
Middleham
Leyburn
North Yorkshire
DL8 4RA
Tel: 01969 625225
Email: middleham-council@btconnect.com
Middleton Tyas
Christine Jones
Clerk to Middleton Tyas Parish Council
The Old Chapel
Middleton Tyas
Richmond
North Yorkshire
DL10 6PP
Tel: 01325 377062
Muker
Alison Stringer and Nick Turner
Clerk to Muker Parish Council
The Village Store
Muker
Richmond
North Yorkshire
DL11 6QG 
Tel: 01748 886409
Newsham
Mr Bob De'Ath
Clerk to Newsham Parish Council
Hare Close
Newsham
Richmond
North Yorkshire
DL11 7RD
Tel: 01833 621019
Newton le Willows
Teresa Sanderson
Clerk to Newton-le-Willows Parish Council
Fortmayne
Newton-le-Willows
Bedale
North Yorkshire
DL8 1SL
Tel: 01677 450592
North Cowton
Mrs A Hughes
Buxton House
Main Road
North Cowton
Northallerton
North Yorkshire
DL7 0EZ
Tel: 01325 378326
Patrick Brompton
Jon MacNamara
Clerk to Patrick Brompton Parish Council
Flat 1, Friars Gate
Friars Wynd
Richmond
North Yorkshire
DL10 4RT
Tel: 07495458173
Preston under Scar
Clerk to Preston under Scar Parish Council
Ravensworth
Mr Ken Bell
Acting Clerk to Ravensworth Parish Council
39 Ravensworth Village
Richmond
North Yorkshire
DL11 7ET
Tel: 01325 718920
Redmire
Jackie Ayre 
Clerk to Redmire Parish Council
4 Downholme Village
Richmond
North Yorkshire
DL11 6AE 
Tel: 01748 519508
Reeth (including the Parishes of Reeth, Fremington and Healaugh)
Mr Ian C Scott
Clerk to Reeth Parish Council
Telfit Bowl
Reeth
Richmond
North Yorkshire
DL11 7NG
Tel: 01748 823570
Richmond
Heather Lawler
Clerk to Richmond Town Council
Town Hall
Richmond
North Yorkshire
DL10 4QL
Tel: 01748 850808
Fax: 01748 823520
Scorton
Mrs Vicki Raven
Clerk to Scorton Parish Council
Ash House
Southside
Scorton
Richmond
North Yorkshire
DL10 6DN
Tel: 01748 811433
Scotton
Jon Rutherford
Clerk to Scotton Parish Council
15 White Lands
Richmond
North Yorkshire
DL10 7DR
Tel: 01748 821605
Skeeby 
Mrs Frances McGregor
Clerk to Skeeby Parish Council
30 Springfield
Skeeby
Richmond
North Yorkshire
DL10 5DY
Tel: 01748 850190
St Martins  Jon MacNamara
Clerk to St Martins Parish Council
Flat 1, Friars Gate
Friars Wynd
Richmond
North Yorkshire
DL10 4RT
Tel: 07495 458173
Stanwick St John 
Parish Councillor Sue Powell
Clerk to Stanwick St John Parish Council
Carlton Garth
Carlton
Richmond
North Yorkshire
DL11 7AG
Stapleton and Cleasby
Mrs Kate Proudfoot
Clerk to Stapleton and Cleasby Parish Council
Deneside
Front Street
Winston
County Durham
DL2 3RJ
Tel: 01325 730577
Tunstall 
Rachel Dudding
Clerk to Tunstall Parish Council
16 Yarborough Close
Tunstall
Richmond
North Yorkshire
DL10 7QY
Tel: 01748 810115
West Witton
Mrs Tracy Harker
Clerk to West Witton Parish Council
3 Old School Close
West Witton
Leyburn
North Yorkshire
DL8 4NF
Tel: 01969 624279

 

Parish Meetings

Parish Meeting   Contact Details
Appleton East and West Mrs Tanya Cook
Clerk to East and West Appleton Parish Meeting
Woodfield House
Hornby Park
Bedale
North Yorkshire
DL8 1NN
Tel: 01748 811712
Mobile: 07776 304196
Email: tanya.cook2@btinternet.com
Arrathorne Mrs Ruth Simpson
Clerk to Arrathorne Parish Meeting
West Arrathorne Farm
Arrathorne
Bedale
North Yorkshire
DL8 1NA
Tel: 01748 450248
Aske Earl of Ronaldshay
Clerk to Aske Parish Meeting
Aske Hall
Richmond
North Yorkshire
DL10 5HJ
Tel: 01748 822000
Email: ronaldshay@aske.co.uk
Bolton-on-Swale Mrs Laura Booth
Clerk to Bolton-on-Swale Parish Meeting
Meadowcroft
Bolton-on-Swale
Richmond
North Yorkshire
DL10 6AQ
Email: boltononswaleparish@gmail.com
Caldbergh with East Scrafton Mr Roger Harrison-Topham
Clerk to Caldbergh with East Scrafton Parish Meeting
Ashes Farm
Caldbergh
Leyburn
North Yorkshire
DL8 4RP
Tel: 01969 640632
Caldwell

Clerks to Caldwell Parish Meeting

Emma Wilkinson        
Dales View             
High Row             
Caldwell                
Richmond               
North Yorkshire          
DL11 7QQ             
Tel: 01325 718867
Email: caldwellparish1@gmail.com 

Sarah Halpin
Bermont House
Caldwell
Richmond
North Yorkshire
DL11 7QE
Tel: 01325 718043

Carlton Highdale Mr Stephen Lambert
Clerk to Carlton Highdale Parish Meeting
Pheasant Lodge
Braidley
Leyburn
North Yorkshire
DL8 4TX
Tel: 01969 640440
Email: lambert4tx@btinternet.com 
Castle Bolton with East and West Bolton Mrs Gillian Harrison
Clerk to Castle Bolton with East and West Bolton Parish Meeting
The Old Calf House
Manor Farm
Thornton Rust
Leyburn
North Yorkshire
DL8 3AN
Tel: 01969 663847
Email: gillian.harris@btconnect.com
Coverham with Agglethorpe Mr R C Harrison-Topham
Clerk to Coverham Parish Meeting
Cotescue Park
Coverham
Leyburn
North Yorkshire
DL8 4RJ
Tel: 01748 640269
Email: cotescue@btinternet.com
Dalton Richard Farr
Chairman and Clerk to Dalton Parish Meeting
Dalton House
Dalton
Richmond
North Yorkshire
DL11 7HU
Tel: 01833 621234
Email: richard@daltonhouse.co.uk
Easby Ms Anne Edwards
Clerk to Easby Parish Meeting
Easby Cottage
Easby
Richmond
North Yorkshire
DL10 7EU
Tel: 01748 826541
Email: easbycottage@hotmail.com
East and West Layton and Carkin Mr Phillip Gate
Clerk to East and West Layton and Carkin
Email: p.gate@btinternet.com
Forcett Mr J Edwards-Heathcote
Chairman of Forcett Parish Meeting
The Hall
Forcett
Richmond
North Yorkshire
DL11 7SB
Tel: 01325 718342
Gayles Mrs Catherine Stanwix
Clerk to Gayles Parish Meeting
Gayle Hall Farm
West Street 
Gayles
Richmond
North Yorkshire
DL11 7JB
Email: gaylesparish@yahoo.co.uk
Hornby Mr T G B Fish
Clerk to Hornby Parish Meeting
1 Park Chase
Hornby
Bedale
North Yorkshire
DL8 1PR
Tel: 01748 810512
Email: fishtgb@aol.com
Kirby Hill Mr Jonathan Walker
Clerk to Kirby Hill Parish Meeting
Armstrong House
Kirby Hill
Richmond
North Yorkshire
DL11 7JH
Mobile: 07979 844162
Email: chairmankirbyhill@gmail.com
Melmerby Mr Philip Smith
Clerk to Melmerby Parish Meeting
West Close Farmhouse
Melmerby
Leyburn
North Yorkshire
DL8 4TW
Email: melmerby.pm@outlook.com
Moulton Mr John Gentry
Chairman to Moulton Parish Meeting
Garth Cottage
Moulton
Richmond
North Yorkshire
DL10 6QL
Tel: 01325 377328
Mobile: 07980 812967
Email: moultonparishmeeting@yahoo.com 
Newton Morrell Councillor C B Dawson
Newton Morrell Parish Meeting
Willow Bridge Service Station
Newton Morrell
Richmond
North Yorkshire
DL10 6HN
Tel: 01325 377204
Email: cllr.c.dawson@richmondshire.gov.uk
Spennithorne Mrs Norma Croft
Clerk to Spennithorne Parish Meeting
Mill Lodge
Spennithorne
Leyburn
North Yorkshire
DL8 5PR
Tel: 01969 624077
Email: norma@milllodge1234.plus.com
Thornton Steward Mrs Sue Hird
Clerk to Thornton Steward Parish Meeting
93 Brompton Park
Brompton-on-Swale
Richmond
North Yorkshire
DL10 7JP
Tel: 01748 451209
Email: hirdsue@hotmail.com
Website: www.thorntonsteward.org.uk/parish-meeting.asp
Uckerby Mrs K Threlfall
Clerk to Uckerby Parish Meeting
The Olde Barn
Uckerby
Scorton
Richmond
North Yorkshire
DL10 6DA
Tel: 01748 811323
Email: i.k.threlfall@talktalk.net
Wensley Diane Arnold
Clerk to Wensley Parish Meeting
Low Yard Barn
Low Lane
Wensley
Leyburn
North Yorkshire
DL8 4HS
Tel: 01969 326148
Email:  dianearnold@live.co.uk
West  Scrafton Mrs Julie Forrest
Clerk to West Scrafton Parish Meeting
Roova Barn
West Scrafton
Leyburn
North Yorkshire
DL8 4RT
Tel: 01969 640640
Whashton Mr Andrew Hurwood-Foster
Clerk to Whashton Parish Meeting
York House
Whashton
Richmond
North Yorkshire
DL11 7JL
Tel: 01748 518812
Email: andy.foster@eis-kalt.co.uk

 

 

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