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 is planned to take place at 19:30 on Monday 2nd September 2024 at Chapel Haddlesey Community Hall.

Last updated: 12 June 2024


An Election is to be held for Members of Parliament to serve in the below constituencies.

- Harrogate and Knaresborough
- Richmond and Northallerton
- Scarborough
- Selby
- Skipton and Ripon
- Thirsk and Malton
- Whitby Wetherby and Easingwold

More information is available in the Notice of Election document. 



Last updated: 11 June 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


Our Parish Clerk unfortunately remains unavailable.  Consequently, there may be a delay in responses to correspondance received at the Parish Council email.  We thank you for your continued patience.


Last updated: 12 June 2024


At our Annual Parish meeting (held 20th May) Cllr Caroline Shaw stepped down from the post of Chair, after 3 years in post.  Caroline now assumes the role of Vice Chair.


Cllr Andrew Collier (our previous Vice Chair) has now taken on the role as Chair for Gateforth Parish Council with immediate effect. 


Last updated: 29 May 2024

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.