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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                                                          Annual Parish Meeting

Pool-in-Wharfedale Parish Council Annual Parish Meeting will be held on Monday 14th May 2018 at Old Pool Bank Village Hall, Quarry Farm Road, Old Pool Bank, Pool-in-Wharfedale. The meeting is an opportunity for residents to find out what is going on within the parish, to ask questions on parish business or make contributions on issues of interest.  Please see the agenda here                                                    

                                                     GRANTS TO LOCAL ORGANISATIONS

Each year the Parish Council gives a small number of grants to local organisations. Applications should be made before the Parish Council meeting on the Monday 9th April 2018. Application forms are available on line (see menu, Grants to Local Groups) or by contacting the clerk at poolparishcouncil@gmail.com  


                                                                 COUNCIL VACANCIES 

                       Pool-in-Wharfedale Parish Council have a vacancy for two councillors. 

The latest Notice of Vacancy for a Councillor can be viewed here. The vacancy will be filled by election if any ten local government electors for the said area submit a written request to that effect. please see the attached notice for further details.   

To be considered for this vacancy, applicants must meet at least one of the following criteria and be 18 years old or over:

1. Be registered as a local government elector for the parish on the current Electoral Register.

2. Has during the whole of the previous 12 months occupied as tenant or own any land or other premises in the parish.

3. Has had his/her principal or only place of work in the previous 12 months in the parish of Pool in Wharfedale.

4. Has resided either in the parish or within 3 miles thereof during the previous 12 months. 

Anyone wishing to be considered for this vacancy should contact the parish council Chairman Councillor Hazel Lee.  

                                                           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  


                                                 NOTICE OF CONCLUSION OF AUDIT 31 MARCH 2017  

The audit of accounts for Pool-in-Wharfedale Parish Council for the year ended 31 March 2017 has been completed and the accounts have been published. The Annual Return is available for inspection by any local government elector of the area of Pool-in-Wharfedale. Please see the Notice of Conclusion of Audit 31 March 2017 it can be viewed here.   

 The External Auditor Report and Certificate, Section 3, of the Annual Return for the year ended 31 March 2017 can be viewed here, the full report can be viewed by visiting the Finance, Accounts and Annual Audits pages. 


                                                            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 5th June 2017 until Friday 14th July 2017. 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