Welcome to Sherburn in Elmet Parish Council website.

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.

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

Local Elections 2022

See here list of those elected (uncontested) Sherburn in Elmet Parish Council (page 54 of 66)

 Councillor Vacancies:

Sherburn in Elmet Parish Council now has four councillor vacancies which it can fill by process of co-option.
The council will be considering applications for co-option at its next ordinary meeting to be held Monday 20 June 2022 - please submit your written application for these vacant seats and complete this eligibility check form to clerk@sherburninelmet-pc.gov.uk  by 5pm on Sunday 19 June 2022.

See here for further information on the role of a Parish Councillor  


See here election result for North Yorkshire County Council Elections 


Please click here to find out Who is Responsible

 Information provided by North Yorkshire Highways Area 7:

SELBY - Locations for footway schemes in your areas:


Start Date


Springfield Close, Barlby


8 days

Highfield Crescent, Barlby


8 days

Springfield Drive, Barlby


8 days

Rose Avenue, Sherburn-in-Elmet


8 days

Brayton Lane, Brayton


25 days

Doncaster Road, Brayton to Selby


23 days

Hirst Courtney


16 days

Low Road, Kellington


13 days

Thomas Street, Selby


6 days

The works include:

· setting up the site, installation of traffic management (TM), 2 way signals in locations where required

· siding out of encroaching vegetation

· excavation, planning out old surface

· kerbing

· ironwork adjustment

· weed killing

· surfacing

· removing TM


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