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 19th May 2021.

Last updated: 18th February 2021


Gateforth Green

Gateforth Parish Council is inviting tenders from interested parties / companies for its grass cutting and strimming contract, which is due for renewal in March 2021.  This contract will be for four years.

Tenders are to be submitted on the Form of Tender to the Parish Clerk by 5.00pm on Wednesday 5th March 2021

Last updated: 3rd February 2021


Footpath sign

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

Gateforth self guided walks

If your favourite walk isn't listed, please let us now and we'll look to add it into a future edition.

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

Last updated: 19th 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


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


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

The Parish Council has now set up a new planning page which outlines all current planning applications.

You can also view all planning applications on the Selby District Council Planning website.

Last updated: 19th February 2021


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

The latest collection calendar for Gateforth can be found here.

Last updated: 8th January 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


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

Email to: gateforthpc@gmail.com

Last updated: 25th March 2020


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