Welcome to the Gateforth Parish Council Website

Gateforth Parish is a small village and civil parish located in North Yorkshire, approximately 4 miles south-west of the town of Selby. The Parish includes the main village, focused on the Village Green, and a small community surrounding Gateforth Hall. Most of the Parish is farmland, with active farms in the village. At the 2011 census, the village population was 240.  Click here for more information on the history of the parish.

Within this website you will be able to find out information about Parish Council meetings, contact information for Councillors, financial information and news about how we serve our local community.

Additionally, the website provides you with information about Gateforth and the surrounding area, its history, and even some nice country walks for you to try!

Latest News


The next meeting of Gateforth Parish Council will take place on Monday 12th September 2022, 8.00pm at Chapel Haddlesey Community Hall.

Last updated: 30 May 2022


As previously mentioned, a vacancy has arisen for the office of councillor for Gateforth Parish Council. If you would be interested in joining the Parish Council as a councillor, then please see the attached notice for more details.


Last updated: 2nd August 2022

local walks

Footpath signSummer's here!

Why not enjoy a walk around our local area.  Have a look at our handy guide for some suggestions of possible routes.


Self Guided Walks

Last updated: 4th July 2022


Phone Box

Following the storm damage to the door of our book exchange, we're pleased to say it has now been repaired.

You will notice that a new clip has been added, to ensure the door can't be blown open in the future.  Please ensure you clip the door locked shut after use.  Thanks. 

Last updated: 28th March 2022


Dog BinThe Parish Council has ordered two new dog bins for the village.  Both have now been installed in the village.  One is on Hillam Lane by the start of the walk across the fields to Gateforth Woods.  The other can be found on Landing Road, at the point the road changes from tarmac to rough road.

You can report issues to Selby District Council

Last updated: 30th June 2022

Community Defibrillator

DefibrillatorGateforth Parish Council provide a Community Defibrillator which can be located inside the Bus Shelter on the village green.

In the case of an emergency please phone 999.  Then, in appropriate circumstances, the operator will provide the access number and talk you through its use.

We recognise that using the defibrillator can be a daunting experience, so we've compiled a defibrillator guide to outline it's use.

Any parishioner who is interested in helping to manage this facility please contact the Clerk.