Who We Are & What We Do...

Organisational information, structures, locations, contacts - letting you know who’s who on the Parish Council and its committees.


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  • Welcome to the website for Lower Washburn Parish Council..

Lower Washburn is situated to the south west of Harrogate in North Yorkshire, and is made up of the five rural areas of Castley, Farnley, Leathley, Lindley and Stainburn.  

Click here to view a boundary map.


  • How & where the Parish Council fits in to the democratic process of local government..

    Parish, community and town councils operate at a level below district and borough councils. They are elected and can help on a number of local issues, for example: allotments, public clocks, bus shelters, community centres, play areas & play equipment, grants to help local organisations, consultation on planning.

    Click here to see more information on 'How Your Council Works', including the different types of council, decision making process, spending & accounts, role of councillors, elections, and how to make a complaint.

  • Parish Meetings

    Parish Meetings take place on the second Thursday every two months, and are scheduled for May, July, September, November, January and March. Meetings are held at the Leathley Parish Room, commencing at 8.00pm.You can attend most council meetings, although usually you won’t be able to speak at them.

    Click here to see the dates of future meetings.

    Click here to see agendas and minutes


  • Noticeboards..

    There are noticeboards located in each village, and they display the dates, times, location, and agenda's for Parish Council meetings in the current year.

    Click here to see the location of the noticeboards in each village.


  • News & Announcements..
Click to read articles from the parish magazine...

    - June 2016
    - October 2016
    - January 2017
    - April 2017

  • Your Parish Councillors..
for: CASTLEY

Mr. David Allan Holmes
Chapel Hill Farm
Chapel Hill Lane
Castley
Otley
LS21 2ST

for: FARNLEY

Mr. David Maurice Portlock
4 Lindley Farm Cottages
Cinder Lane
Lindley
Otley
LS21 2QN

Mrs. Lesley Woledge
59 Riverside Park
Otley
LS21 2RW

Mrs. P. M. Armstrong
4 Riverside Drive
Otley
LS21 2RW

Kate Templeton
Yew Tree Barn
Farnley Lane
Farnley
LS21 2QH


for: LEATHLEY

Mr. William Henry Keighley
Manderlea Farm
Castley Lane
Leathley
Otley
LS21 2QA

Mr. William John Akeroyd Smith
(Vice Chair)
Washburn Cottage
Lealthley Lane
Leathley
Otley
LS21 2JY

Mr. Alistair Holmes Wood
Low End
8 Park Farm
Leathley
Otley
LS21 2JU

for: LINDLEY

Mr. John Nicholas Houseman
(Chair)
Prospect House Farm
Lindley
Otley
LS21 2QT

for: STAINBURN

Mr. John Renton Liddle
Home Farm
Low Lane
Stainburn
LS21 2LL

Mr. John Buxton
The Manor House
Leathley Lane
Nr. Otley
LS21 2JS

  • You can contact the Parish Council via the Parish Clerk by any of the following means:

Mr. Mike Elam 

10 Hawthorne Grove
Burley in Wharfedale
Ilkley
LS29 7RF

tel:  01943 864312

email:
  
lowerwashburnpc@hotmail.co.uk



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