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Council Members
Chairman - G Verity - Ellingstring
01677 460204

Vice Chair -K Marshall Healey

North Yorkshire Councillor Felicity Cunliffe Lister


J Gregg- Fearby

J A Marsden - Fearby

S Searle - Fearby

N Bromhead - Ellingstring

J Thompson - Healey

C Stead - Ilton

J Hayman- Colsterdale

M Hope - Ilton

Clerk to the Council Alan Greensit
01677 424221

Who we are and how we work

The Role of the Parish Council


The role of a Parish Councillor is to represent the interests of the community.

In general the Councillors contribute to the work of the Council by

  • Suggesting ideas

  • Engaging in constructive debate

  • Responding to the needs and views of the community

  • Representing their constituents

  • Behaving in an ethical way and being open about their interests

  • Commenting on proposals to ensure the best outcome

  • Voting - to enable the Council to make decisions.


Parish Councils are controlled by Acts of Parliament. They have the power to raise money through the Precept to spend on activities which benefits all or some of its inhabitants but at the same time being mindful of the impact on the council tax paid by the people who live in the Parish.




A Parish Council cannot grant or refuse planning permission but it can offer its opinion and try to influence specific decisions based on local knowledge.




The Parish Council must hold at least at least three meetings each year plus the Annual Meeting ( Fearby PC meet every two months)

At least three days beforehand a public notice of the time and place of the meeting must be displayed and a summons to attend must be issued to members of the Council.

The Council must appoint an independent and competent internal auditor.


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