Welcome to the website of Skelton Parish Council

The picturesque village of Skelton is situated 3 miles North of the City of York, North Yorkshire, England.

Skelton Parish Council owns and maintains a number of green spaces in the village including The Green, Crooking Green, Orchard Field and The Pasture as well as bus shelters.  Moreover, the Council provides and maintains a children’s playground at Brecksfield. Skelton Cemetery, which is situated about a mile out of the village on Moor Lane, is also owned and maintained by the Council.

The Parish Council is a statutory consultee for all City of York Council planning applications within the Parish.

The Council’s activities are principally funded from the Precept plus occasional grants from City of York Council and Cemetery Fees.

Council Meetings are normally held on the fourth Thursday of each month in the Skelton Village Hall with an open forum at the start of each meeting. Parishioners are encouraged to speak at the open forums and to stay and observe the meetings of the Council. All agendas and minutes for Council meetings are displayed on the village notice boards and on this website. Elections for the nine members of the Council are held every four years. Any vacancies are advertised on this page. 

To contact the Council by email please visit the clerk page.

The details for the next meeting are listed below. Please see Meeting Documents where the agenda is included five days prior to the meeting.

Latest News
The next meeting of Skelton Parish Council on 22 October 2020
25 September 2020
The next meeting of Skelton Parish Council will be held on Thursday 22 October 2020 using a video-link starting at 19:30. Members of the public and press are welcome to attend the meeting and may address the Council during the Open Forum session. Zoom link: us02web.zoom.us/j/82426776886?pwd=WHVEZTFQdTJJVEtwYzlKMVBhTzYyZz09
Vacancy for a Parish Councillor
18 September 2020
Information on eligibility, the role of the Parish Council and its schedule of meetings can be obtained from the clerk.
A new website is coming soon
28 August 2020
Skelton Parish Council is currently investigating new website providers in order to be fully compliant with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications)(No.2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.
Notice of Conclusion of audit for 2019/20
24 August 2020
Please find the Notice of conclusion of audit of the Annual Governance & Accountability Return (AGAR) for the Year ended 31 March 2020 and the audited AGAR here.
Brecksfield Playground has re-opened
11 July 2020
Please follow the guidance displayed at the playground. The equipment is checked regularly for damage but it is not sanitised or disinfected. Use is at your own risk. Handwashing, face coverings and social distancing can all help prevent the spread of the virus. Please keep yourself and your children safe.
Annual Governance and Accountability Return 2019/20
04 June 2020
Please find the Notice of public rights and publication of unaudited Annual Governance & Accountability Return as well as the Annual Governance Statement and Accounting Statements 2019/20 here.
Help during the coronavirus outbreak
22 March 2020
Information on coronavirus can be found here https://www.york.gov.uk/coronavirus. If you want to volunteer sign up at: www.york.gov.uk/form/VolunteeringCoronavirus *** If you need help, contact covid19help@york.gov.uk or phone 01904 551550.***
Village defibrillator now in place outside the village shop
09 November 2018
A defibrillator is now in place outside the village shop. Skelton Parish Council has purchased the defibrillator thanks to grants from the Lions Club and the Ward Committee.
Privacy Notice
25 May 2018
Skelton Parish Council's Privacy Notice was adopted on 24 May 2018.
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