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 the Parish Council will take place on Monday 20th May 2024 at 7.30pm.  The meeting will take place at Hambleton Primary School.


Last updated: 15 May 2024


Our Parish Clerk is currently unavailable.  There may be a delay in responses whilst we introduce temporary measures to ensure responses are actioned.  In the meantime, thanks for your patience.


Last updated: 21 April 2024

local walks

Footpath sign

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: 5th December 2022


Phone Box

Every 2 months, North Yorkshire Police will be available at Gateforth Bus Shelter.  You have the opportunity to chat with local officers who will listen and advise on  any local concerns or questions you might have.

The surgery will be held from 2pm to 3pm on the following dates:

Sunday 17 December 2023 

Last updated: 13 November 2023


Dog Bin

Please use the bins provided.  You can use any bin located on the village green or the dog bins located on Hillam Road or Landing Lane.


You can report dog fouling issues to North Yorkshire Council

Last updated: 12th August 2023

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.