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. 


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


Click on the link to view parish and town clerk contact details and documents


Vacancy for a parish clerk - Patrick Brompton Parish Council

A vacancy has arisen for the post of Clerk to Patrick Brompton Parish Council. This post involves taking minutes, writing of agendas, financial responsibilities and dealing with correspondence and residents' issues. 

There are approximately 6 meetings a year, which take place on a Wednesday in the local village. The post involves 3 hours per week and pay scales are in accordance with Local Government pay awards. 

Anyone interested please contact Jon MacNamara at macnamarajj@gmail.com or telephone 07495 458173.


Vacancy for a parish clerk - Stapleton and Cleasby Parish Council

A vacancy has arisen for the post of Clerk to the Parish Council. This post involves taking of minutes, writing of agendas, financial responsibilities and dealing with correspondence and residents' issues. 

There are approximately 10 meetings a year, which take place on a Wednesday in the village hall. 

Anyone interested please contact Kate Proudfoot at stapletonandcleasbypc@gmail.com or telephone 01325 730577. 

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