Who We Are and What We Do
Organisational information, structures, locations, contacts - letting you know who's who on the Parish Council and its committees.
Your Parish Councillors
Mr. David Allan Holmes
Chapel Hill Farm, Chapel Hill Lane, Castley, Otley, LS21 2ST
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
Yew Tree Barn, Farnley Lane, Farnley, LS21 2QH
Mr. William Henry Keighley
Manderlea Farm, Castley Lane, Leathley, Otley, LS21 2QA
Mr. William John Akeroyd Smith
Washburn Cottage, Lealthley Lane, Leathley, Otley, LS21 2JY
Mr. Alistair Holmes Wood
Low End, 8 Park Farm, Leathley, Otley, LS21 2JU
Mr. John Nicholas Houseman
Prospect House Farm, Lindley, Otley, LS21 2QT
Mr. John Renton Liddle
Home Farm, Low Lane, Stainburn, LS21 2LL
Mr. John Buxton
The Manor House, Leathley Lane, Nr. Otley, LS21 2JS
Villages Covered by Lower Washburn Parish Council
Lower Washburn is situated to the south west of Harrogate in North Yorkshire, and is made up of five rural areas.
You can also View a Boundary Map.
How and 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, and consultation on planning.
You can view further information about how local councils work, including the different types of council, decision making processes, spending & accounts, role of councillors, elections, and how to make a complaint by visiting the website Government Local Council Services.
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 Village Hall, commencing at 8.00pm. You can attend most council meetings, although usually you won’t be able to speak at them.
View the Dates of Parish Council Meetings
View the Agendas and Minutes
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.
View the Locations of Noticeboards
You can contact the Parish Council through the Parish Clerk by any of the following means.
Mr. Mike Elam
10 Hawthorne Grove
Burley in Wharfedale
Ilkley, LS29 7RF
telephone 01943 864312