The picturesque village of Skelton is situated 3 miles
North of the City of York, North Yorkshire, England.
The Parish Council
owns and maintains bus shelters and a number of green spaces in the
village including The Green, Crooking Green, Orchard Field and The
Pasture. Skelton Cemetery, which is situated about a mile out of the
village on Moor Lane, is also owned and maintained by the Council.
From 2009 the Council has provided and maintains a comprehensively equipped
children's playground at Brecksfield.
City of York Council
are required to consult the Parish Council on all planning applications
within the Parish.
The Councilís activities are principally funded from a
proportion of the Council Tax plus occasional grants from City of York
Council and Cemetery Fees.
Council in turn makes grants to a number of organisations in Skelton
including the Village Hall Management Committee and the Parish Newsletter.
Elections for the nine members of the Council are held every four years.
Council Meetings are normally held on the second Tuesday of each month in
the Village Hall with an open forum preceding each meeting. Parishioners
are encouraged to speak at the open forums and to stay and observe the
proceedings of the Council Meetings. All Council meeting agendas and
minutes are displayed on the village notice boards.