Welcome to Pool in Wharfedale Parish Council
River Wharfe at Pool-in-Wharfedale
Pool in Wharfedale is a village and civil parish in the Lower Wharfedale area, 10 miles north of Leeds city centre and 2 miles east of Otley. It is in the City of Leeds metropolitan borough, West Yorkshire and within the historic boundaries of the West Riding of Yorkshire. It is in the LS21 (Otley) postcode district.  It has an electorate of 1,785. The Parish Council has 9 members and employs a part time clerk and part time lengthsman.

The Parish Council is responsible for many environmental improvements and holds several civic events annually not least of which is the awarding of the Honorary Citizenship at our Annual Civic Service.

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                                                      YOUR COUNCIL AND YOU - PRIVACY RIGHTS 

“Personal data” is any information about a living individual which allows them to be identified from that data (for example a name, photographs, videos, email address, or address). Identification can be given directly using the data itself or by combining it with other information which helps to identify a living individual. The Council takes it's duties towards your privacy and the duties it has under UK legislation very seriously.

In order to carry out the functions of the Council, answer general queries and enquiries, we necessarily will hold and process some personal data at any given time. Please see below for details on how we will store this data for different stakeholders, and how to go about asking for details of the data we hold on you and giving your consent for us to hold such data:

COUNCIL PRIVACY NOTICE is available here 


                                                  LOCAL COUNCIL FOUNDATION AWARD

Pool-in-Wharfedale Parish Council has been accredited with a Local Council Foundation Award by the National Association of Local Councils Accreditation Panel. The Parish Council has obtained the Award by completing modules and tasks with a very strict criteria, which show that it is well managed. The Parish Council has demonstrated that it is representative of and actively involved in the community, and that it operates in an efficient manner in all aspects of its work, including legalities, finance and administration, with Councillors and Officers up holding a high standard of conduct. 


                                                                   NEW COUNCILLORS 

At the Parish Council meeting on the 14th May 2018 councillors co-opted two new councillors to the two vacancies that existed. We are pleased to welcome Mrs Pamela Gresty and Mr Jonathan Sheriff to the council, both bring with them a wealth of experience, we look forward to working with them.

                                                           PARISH COUNCIL BUDGET 2018-19  

At the Parish Council meeting on Monday 12th March 2018 the final details for the 2018-19 Council Budget were agreed. This year Councillors reluctantly agreed to a rise in the Parish Precept. This increase in Precept is the first for five years, Councillors recognised that as a result of the national financial position many families and residents had suffered financially during this period. Whilst financial challenges for many remain, the Council now feels that in order cover inflationary costs, playground repairs and maintenance, the Wharfedale Greenway Project and develop a Neighbourhood Plan for the village, the precept must rise. The rise of 5% will provide a modest increase in funds and offer greater flexibility in meeting current and future expenditure.

Please use the menu list, Finance, Accounts etc. to view the budget for the next financial year.  


                                                         AUTUMN NEWSLETTER 2017 

                               Please click here to view the latest Parish Council Newsletter Autumn 2017  


                                                  PUBLIC RIGHT TO INSPECT ACCOUNTS 

 Any interested person, which includes but is not limited to local electors, can inspect the Council's Annual Return (see Finance page) and the Council's accounting records for the financial year ending 31st March 2017. The inspection period will run from Monday 4th June 2018 until Friday 13th July 2018.  A notice of these dates and contact details to view the records is attached here.                        


                                                                          ROAD WORKS 

Leeds City Council produce a monthly schedule of road works across the district together with a future roads works programme. The latest 2018 reports have been reproduced here for your information. Future Works Report and Monthly Schedule                                                               



Please use this link to access the

Pool in Wharfedale Neighbourhood Plan consultation document