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 (which will include the Annual meeting) will be held on Wednesday 23rd June 2021

Last updated: 24th May 2021


Last updated: 29th April 2021

NYCC and SDC have launched a short public engagement on improving the centres of Selby and Sherburn-in-Elmet.

You are invited to express your views by completing a survey form by 30th April 2021. Further details can be found by clicking on the following link:

Your Views Poster 

Last updated: 12th April 2021


Phone Box

Last summer we converted the Village Phone Box to a free Book Exchange.

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 January 2021


Gateforth Woods Lake

The Environment Agency have recently created a new flood warning area, River Aire at Hillam, Monk Fryston and Gateforth, covering the 40 properties which currently

This warning went live on Wednesday 17th February.

The letter sent to residents can be read here

Last updated: 9th March 2021


Road ClosedDue to catastrophic damage to the road during last years Storm Denis, the road remains closed between Chapel Haddlesey and Eggborough. The latest plan is that the road will be re-opened 25th June 2021.

Latest updates and pictures of the works can be found here.

Last updated: 15th February 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.

The second is awaiting installation on Landing Road, at the point the road changes from tarmac to rough road.

Remember: It is illegal to allow your dog, or any dog you are in control of, to foul on the footpath or any other land open to the Public. The maximum penalty for this offence is a fine of £1000.

You can report issues to Selby District Council

Last updated: 24th January 2021


DefibrillatorThe Parish Council have acquired a Community Defibrillator which has been installed in Bus Shelter.

In the case of an emergency please phone 999 when, in appropriate circumstances, the operator will provide the access number and talk you through its use. Any parishioner who is interested in helping to manage this facility please contact the Clerk.

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

Last updated 19th February 2021