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 25 March 2021
01 March 2021
The next meeting of Skelton Parish Council will be held on Thursday 25 March 2021 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. The link for the Zoom Meeting will be posted 5 days in advance of the meeting.
Help with food and bills this winter from the City of York
16 December 2020
Are you struggling to pay your bills? The Winter Support Grant can help you and your family with food and energy bills this winter. From Monday 7 December, apply for it at www.york.gov.uk/wintersupportgrant Other support is at www.york.gov.uk/benefits/get-benefits-money-advice or call the Covid Helpline on 01904 551550.
Is your local organisation eligible for a ward grant?
30 October 2020
If you know of a local organisation working with young people or to help older people avoid loneliness and it would benefit from a small grant, there is still a small amount of unspent funding in the Rural Ward grant funding pot. Please contact the Clerk for more information.
York Outer Ring Road dualling scheme
23 October 2020
Please find information about the York Outer Ring Road dualling scheme between the Rawcliffe roundabout and the Hopgrove Roundabout at york.gov.uk/yorr. The deadline for responses is 16 November 2020. If you wish to comment on the proposals you can email yorr@york.gov.uk
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.***
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