Who We Are and What We Do

Organisational information, structures, locations, contacts - letting you know who’s who on the Parish Council and its committees.


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Welcome to the website for Lower Washburn Parish Council

Lower Washburn is situated to the south west of Harrogate in North Yorkshire, and is made up of five rural areas. 

You can view general information from Wikipedia for the villages of Castley, Farnley, Leathley, Lindley and Stainburn

You can also View a Boundary Map


How and where the Parish Council fits in to the democratic process of local government

Parish, community and town councils operate at a level below district and borough councils. They are elected and can help on a number of local issues, for example: allotments, public clocks, bus shelters, community centres, play areas & play equipment, grants to help local organisations, consultation on planning.

You can view further information about how local councils work, i
ncluding the different types of council, decision making processes, spending & accounts, role of councillors, elections, and how to make a complaint by visiting the website Government Local Council & Services


Parish Meetings

Parish Meetings take place on the second Thursday every two months, and are scheduled for May, July, September, November, January and March. Meetings are held at the Leathley Village Hall, commencing at 8.00pm. You can attend most council meetings, although usually you won’t be able to speak at them.




Noticeboards

There are noticeboards located in each village, and they display the dates, times, location, and agenda's for Parish Council meetings in the current year.



News and Announcements

We publish a quarterly parish magazine which you can view for the following dates: 

Your Parish Councillors

for: CASTLEY

Mr. David Allan Holmes
Chapel Hill Farm
Chapel Hill Lane
Castley
Otley
LS21 2ST

for: FARNLEY


Mr. David Maurice Portlock
4 Lindley Farm Cottages
Cinder Lane
Lindley
Otley
LS21 2QN

Mrs. Lesley Woledge
59 Riverside Park
Otley
LS21 2RW

Mrs. P. M. Armstrong
4 Riverside Drive
Otley
LS21 2RW

Kate Templeton
Yew Tree Barn
Farnley Lane
Farnley
LS21 2QH


for: LEATHLEY

        Mr. William Henry Keighley
Manderlea Farm
Castley Lane
Leathley
Otley
LS21 2QA

Mr. William John Akeroyd Smith
(Vice Chair)
Washburn Cottage
Lealthley Lane
Leathley
Otley
LS21 2JY

Mr. Alistair Holmes Wood
Low End
8 Park Farm
Leathley
Otley
LS21 2JU


for: LINDLEY


Mr. John Nicholas Houseman
(Chair)
Prospect House Farm
Lindley
Otley
LS21 2QT

for: STAINBURN

Mr. John Renton Liddle
Home Farm
Low Lane
Stainburn
LS21 2LL

Mr. John Buxton
The Manor House
Leathley Lane
Nr. Otley
LS21 2JS

Contact Us

You can contact the Parish Council through the
Parish Clerk by any of the following means

Mr. Mike Elam
10 Hawthorne Grove
Burley in Wharfedale
Ilkley,   LS29 7RF

telephone 01943 864312

email lowerwashburnpc@hotmail.co.uk



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