Parish Council

From organising grass cutting of all the local verges, to campaiging for a reduced speed limit through the village, the Parish Council is working hard on behalf of the community to make Barkston Ash a better place to live.

The council is made up of seven councillors who are elected every four years. The Chair and Vice Chair are elected by the councillors.
Current council members:
Catherine Daniels  –  Chair
John Brassington
Katy Turton
Guy Williams
Sue Williams

Further information about each of the Councillors can be found via the link on the bottom of every page.

Meetings are held on the second Tuesday bi-monthly in the Village Hall at 7.30pm and unless otherwise advertised all meetings are open to members of the public.

Meeting dates for 2020:
  • 8th January
  • 12th March
  • 14th May
  • 9th July
  • 10th September
  • 12th November
All these dates are also available via the Events calendar.
The council employs a part time Clerk who can be contacted at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., by telephone  01937 557466 or by post at:
Ashfield House,
Ash Tree Garth,
Barkston Ash
LS24 9ET.
Copies of the minutes from the meeting are displayed on the Parish Council notice board, Main Street and also on this website.

Responsibilities of the council include:
  • Managing the  Parish council finances, the current precept received from Selby District Council is £5000 per year.
  • Reviewing  and advising on planning applications.
  • Maintaining  the grassed areas in the village.
  • Provision of litter bins and those exclusively for dog waste.
  • Maintenance of the bus shelter on A162.
  • Maintenance of the war memorial in the church yard.

  • 20sign
  • aed-sign
  • bib1
  • grass
  • shelter1a
  • shelter2

In addition to this the council aim to improve the amenities in the village and liaise with Selby District and North Yorkshire County Council on matters such as lighting and roads.
The Parish is currently lobbying for a 20mph speed limit through the village (see 20’s Plenty page)
There is a sub committee who organise the planting of the flower beds throughout the village (see Barkston in Bloom)
Each year the council provide a Christmas tree and lights and it is hoped that the village will have a greater display of lights in the coming years.
All the Parish Councillors are on the council to work to improve the facilities in the village - please support this work with your views and ideas. 

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