Welcome to Sherburn in Elmet Parish Council website.

Please note the Parish Council Office is staffed sporadically. We continue to follow the advice from the government, as a measure to help prevent the spread of Covid -19 particularly for those most vulnerable. 

Our emails will be accessed as quickly as we are able. We ask for your patience during this difficult time.

Please visit our 'Who is Responsible' page (below) to determine who is responsible; North Yorkshire County Council, Selby District Council or us Sherburn in Elmet Parish Council.

Please click here to find out Who is Responsible 





The Parish Council is the tier of Local Government closest to the people, with the district authority Selby District Council above us and North Yorkshire County Council coming in at the top of the tier. Despite it's name, Sherburn in Elmet Parish Council is not connected to the parish church, or it's governing body, although the geographical area covered by the Parish Council roughly coincides with the parochial boundaries of All Saints the local C of E church. This is because the old parish church boundaries were used as the basis for creating civil parish councils towards the end of the 19th century. 

 Parish Councils have limited powers to make decisions, but they do have the ability to negotiate with, and the power to influence those other organisations that do make final decisions such as Selby District Council or North Yorkshire County Council. Organisations realise that the Parish Council gives the best reflection on how a community feels about something and it's views should be taken seriously. 

On our website we aim to outline the role and services provided by the Parish Council along with the details of our Councillors. We provide you with the dates of our meetings and copies of the agendas and minutes. We have our budget and accounts listed, along with grants we have awarded and the grant application form.  

This site will enable you to find out about our vibrant, growing community and understand the roles and responsibilities of the Parish Council and how our Precept is being spent. It is our intention to enable more residents to play an active role in the community, participate in more activities, attend Parish Council Meetings, take advantage of our excellent facilities and thoroughly enjoy living in Sherburn in Elmet.

Please contact us if you have questions concerning the work of the Parish Council, if you have any concerns that you feel the Council should be aware of or where it can help or support you.

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