Services Provided

The Parish Council are able to help on a number of local matters, through their resources and/or services shown below, together with signposting residents to either Borough or County Council tiers of local government.


Parish Council Services

        Freedom of Information (Model Publication Scheme)

            Charges for information requests (as may be applicable)

             Transparency Code for Smaller Authorities

In December 2014 the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) issued the Transparency Code for Smaller Authorities. The Code is a requirement for smaller authorities to make information available for local people to increase democratic accountability. The information for each financial year will be available after the end of the financial year on 31 March and by 1 July at the latest. The exceptions to this are the list of councillors & their responsibilities and the minutes, agendas and papers of formal meetings which are published on an ongoing basis. 

You can access all the information that the Council is required to publish under the Transparency Code by following the links shown below.

FINANCIAL YEAR (2018 - 2019)

Internal audit report - Council is exempt
Details of public land and building assets - None

FINANCIAL YEAR (2017 - 2018)

Explanation of Variances - None 
Internal audit report - Council is exempt
Details of public land and building assets - None

FINANCIAL YEAR (2016 - 2017)

Explanation of Variances - None 
Details of public land and building assets - None

FINANCIAL YEAR (2015 - 2016)

Details of public land and building assets - None

            Caretaker

The Parish Caretaker is contracted by the Council to carry out work within the parish boundaries, for example; cutting back overgrowth, clearing drains, etc.

Clerk's Contact Details

Communication & Information Sources

                  Web Site
Noticeboards    View their locations
Clerk's Report    View News & Announcements

Conservation & Landscape Character Areas

Visit the website for the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
View the Leathley Conservation Area Appraisal
View the following Landscape Character Assessments:
Wharfedale South Facing Valley
Lower Washburn Valley
Stainburn Moor, Lindley Moor & Sandwith Moor
Upland/Farmland, South West Harrogate
Farmland, Wharfe Valley Side
Flat Valley, River Wharfe

Councillor's Roles & Contact Details

        Community Grants 

An annual grass-cutting grant is provided by Harrogate Borough Council

Highways Information (County Council)

Incident Reporting (Local Matters)

Planning Process

Borough Council Services

Harrogate Borough Council
is the second tier of Local Authority, and is the administrative authority for the collection of Council Tax within its bounds. Their website has information & resources relating to such things as: refuse collection & recycling, Street cleansing, Markets, Cemeteries, Planning, Economic development, Housing, Cultural provision, Benefits, B
ereavement, Business & rates, Council & local democracy, Crime & anti-social behaviour, Environmental health, Housing, Jobs, Sport & leisure, Licensing, Museums & galleries, Parking, Parks & open spaces, Planning, Tourism. Contact details are as follows:

Telephone  01423 500600

County Council Services

North Yorkshire County Council is the 'first tier' of local authority covering the whole of the County, and is the largest by area in the UK. It has responsibility for the provision of services such as Education & Learning, Libraries & Archives, Health & Social Care, Transport & Streets, Children & Families, Registrar Services, Fire & Public Safety, Highways, Planning, Leisure & Tourism. The Council’s headquarters are in Northallerton. Contact details are as follows:

Tel: 01609 780780

District Councillor for the Washburn Ward

County Councillor for the Pateley Bridge Division

View contact details for Councillor Stanley Lumley

Member of Parliament for Skipton & Ripon

View contact details for Julian Smith MP