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 Parish Council meeting will be held on Wednesday 15th December at 19:30. It will be held in person in the meeting room at Chapel Haddlesey Community Church Hall.

Last updated: 5th October 2021

Chairman's Charity Proms Concert

The Chairman of Selby District Council, Councillor John Duggan, would like to invite you  to his Proms concert at Selby Abbey on Saturday 20th November 2021 at 7pm.

The Concert is in aid of the Motor Neurone Disease Association, St Leonard’s Hospice and The League Of Friends Of Selby War Memorial Hospital and will feature the Yorkshire Volunteers Band and the Riccall Community Choir.

Tickets are £12.50 and can be purchased here: https://thelittleboxoffice.com/SelbyDCChairman/

There will also be a raffle on the evening and drinks available at the interval.

Last updated: 1st November 2021


The Annual Governance and Accountabiliy Return (AGAR) forms are now available on the Accounts and Assets page of the website. The Notice of Public Rights and publication of the AGAR has now been placed on the website as well which gives people the opportunity to inspect and make copies of the accounting records for the Parish Council. 

Last updated: 20th July 2021


Phone Box

Our book exchange now has a new addition of a "Little People" section for the children of Gateforth.

Please add any unwanted books and feel free to browse the books for a new read.

Hand sanitiser is available in the Phone Box.

Last updated: 24th October 2021


Dog BinThe Parish Council has ordered two new dog bins for the village.  One has now been installed on Hillam Lane by the start of the walk across the fields to Gateforth Woods.

We are still awaiting the second to be installed on Landing Road, at the point the road changes from tarmac to rough road.

You can report issues to Selby District Council

Last updated: 3rd November 2021

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.