Councillors & Clerk

The Councillors are:

Cllr E Shephard (Co-opted 2007)

Cllr S Bentley (Co-opted 2013) Chair 2024                 

Cllr D Dangerfield (Co-opted 2017)

Cllr J Thompson (Co-opted 2019)                         

Clerk A new clerk is to be appointed in June

Email: In interim please contact the Chair Cllr S Bentley Email:steve_anita@btinternet.com

Councillors with specific responsibilities are listed below;

Cllr D Dangerfield          Caretaker Coordinator

Cllr J Thompson             Liaison with Court Leet

Cllr D Dangerfield          Serving on John Stockton Trust

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Register of Interests – edemocracy.northyorks.gov.uk Click on Parish Councils

The Parish Council has a maximum of 5 members.

Elections take place every 4 years.

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2024 In May the Clerk P Ashley retired.

2024 In May H Pettiford retired as a Councillor. She was elected in 2003.

2024 In February Cllr Pettiford resigned from the role of Chair and Cllr Bentley was elected to the position.

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2022 The local election was scheduled for Thursday 5 May. With no new candidates the 5 councillors were re-elected unopposed.

Cllrs: H Pettiford, E Shephard, S Bentley, D Dangerfield & J Thompson.

The election was held after only 3 years to coincide with the election for the new Unitary Council for North Yorkshire. The next local election will not be held until 2027.

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2019 The local election was scheduled for Thursday 2 May. With no new candidates the 5 councillors were re-elected unopposed.

2019 In September a vacancy arose and was duly advertised.

2019 In December, following an application regarding the casual vacancy, that was duly advertised, the position was filled and the Council now has 5 members.

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2017 In March one councillor resigned.

2017 In July, following an application regarding the casual vacancy, that was duly advertised, the position was filled and the Council now has 5 members.

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2015 The local election was scheduled for Thursday 7 May. With no new candidates the 5 councillors were re-elected unopposed.

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2013 In May, following an application regarding the casual vacancy, that was duly advertised, the position was filled and the council then had 5 members.

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2011 The local election was scheduled for Thursday 5 May. With the resignation of one councillor and no new candidates  the remaining 4 councillors were re-elected unopposed.

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2007 Two councillors resigned but as no one stood at the election the 3 remaining councillors were re-elected unopposed. Subsequently the 2 casual vacancies were filled having been duly advertised.

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2003 was the last contested election when there were 8 candidates.