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
Brecksfield Playground will remain closed for the time being
03 July 2020
The Council aims to re-open the playground at the earliest opportunity. It is awaiting government guidance in order to keep users safe. Please find further information on www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-for-managing-playgrounds-and-outdoor-gyms/covid-19-guidance-for-managing-playgrounds-and-outdoor-gyms
The next meeting of Skelton Parish Council on 30 July 2020
26 June 2020
The next meeting of Skelton Parish Council will be held on Thursday 30th July 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. Please contact the clerk by 18:00 on the day of the meeting to receive a link to the meeting.
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.
Brecksfield playground closed with immediate effect
23 March 2020
Following the Prime Minister’s statement on 23 March 2020, Brecksfield playground is closed with immediate effect
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.***
Notice of conclusion of audit 2018/19
19 September 2019
Please find the Notice of conclusion of audit of the Annual Governance & Accountability Return (AGAR) for the Year ended 31 March 2019 and the audited AGAR here.
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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