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 ordinary meeting of the Parish Council is scheduled to take place on Wednesday 17th February 2021.  Due to COVID restrictions, this meeting will be held via Zoom.  If you wish to attend the meeting, please contact the Parish Clerk for joining instructions.



We're lucky to live in an area that offers us so many opportunities to get outside.

To help you get out and about, we've compiled a guide to some local walks in and around our Parish.  Gateforth self guided walks 

Any issues with the public footpaths outlined in this guide should be reported to North Yorkshire County Council. 



RecyclingThe refuse and recycling collections in Gateforth take place on a Wednesday.

The latest collection calendar for Gateforth can be found here. 

COVID image If you need help during the current crisis please contact the Parish Council via email using the Coronavirus form.

Dog BinThe Parish Council has ordered 2 new dog bins for the village and Selby District Council have advised that they are on their way but there has been some delay in supplying the bins because of Co-vid 19.

Village signThe Parish Council has produced a "Welcome to Gateforth" leaflet providing information about Gateforth and its local services, primarily aimed at new residents. The leaflet can be download here.
Gateforth MapA detailed map of Gateforth Parish has been put up in the bus shelter. This identifies individual properties and aims to make it easier for visitors and people making deliveries to find you.

PlanningWe have been advised by Selby District Council that they will no longer be placing planning notices in the village.

The Parish Council is looking, therefore, at ways in which it can advise residents of future planning applications.

More details will be made available soon!

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.