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 Parish Council meeting will be held on Wednesday 15th December at 19:30. It will be held in person in the meeting room at Chapel Haddlesey Community Church Hall.

Last updated: 5th October 2021


The AGAR forms are now available on the Accounts and Assets page of the website. The notice of public rights and publication of the AGAR has now been placed on the website as well which gives people the opportunity to inspect and make copies of the accounting records for the Parish Council. 

Last updated: 20th July 2021


Road ClosedFollowing last years flood damage, the A19 between Chapel Haddlesey and Eggborough has now re-opened and all diversions removed.

This should hopefully see lower traffic volumes through the village. 

Last updated: 21st June 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


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