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


An Extra Ordinary Parish Council meeting has been called to take place at 7.45pm on Monday 24th January 2022 at Chapel Haddlesey Community Hall.

Members of the public are allowed to attend.

If attending, please wear a mask at the meeting.

Last updated: 19th January 2022


SAVE THE DATE: Fri 3rd JUNE 2022

To have a grand celebration for The Queens Platinum Jubilee.


Further details to follow.  In the meantime, we're  looking for people to help or come forward with ideas.

Last updated: 22nd January 2022


Even though 2021 has been a strange year, Citizens Advice helped 58 people in Selby. The main problems concerned benefits including Universal Credit, employment, debt and housing issues.
Remaining local is very important to Citizens Advice, as is maintaining a face-to-face drop-in local service. For more information on the services provided, please see their information leaflet.

Last updated: 5th October 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.