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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Following the significant number of comments we received in the recent Policy Intentions Document consultation we are holding a workshop event on 

                                                      BY-PASS MEETING CANCELLED 

The meeting to discuss the By-Pass for Pool has unfortunately been cancelled, the meeting was due to be held on Monday the 29th January 2018 and will now be re-arranged.   


                                                                 COUNCIL VACANCY 

Pool-in-Wharfedale Parish Council have a vacancy for a Councillor following the resignation of Councillor Judith Mary Finley. Please see here the attached Notice of Vacancy. 

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 apply in writing to the Chairman Councillor Hazel Lee. 


                                                             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.                               

                                                Annual Parish Meeting 

 Pool-in-Wharfedale Parish Council Annual Parish Meeting will be held on Monday 8th May 2017 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. The agenda for the meeting can be found 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 2016 reports have been reproduced here for your information. Future Works Report and Monthly Schedule

                                                              OLD POOL BANK ROAD

 At the last Parish Council Meeting on Monday 14th March 2016 residents and councillors discussed the traffic problems on Old Pool Bank Road, including the recent survey carried out by the council. Please click on 'Latest News' on the menu on the left hand side of this page for further details.  


Public Consultation

A65 – Airport – A658 Link Road

Leeds City Council Officers and Councillors have arranged this presentation to inform residents of the current proposals to enable you to give your view.


Can our roads really take any more traffic? HGV’s already blight our narrow roads and pedestrians take their life in their hands just to walk down Main Street.  The initial public consultation period will finish on 26 February 2016. 

1:30 - 4:30pm   Thursday 14 January 2016

Pool Village Memorial Hall

Is Pool under pressure again?  Make sure you understand what will happen if a link road is built.  Pool Parish Council urges you to take this opportunity to share your views, to ask questions of the planners and understand the proposals that will have implications for us all.


Leeds City Council publicity tells us “Details of the three proposed options for initial consideration, a map and supporting information can be seen atwww.leeds.gov.uk/AirportLinkRoad. Leaflets and copies of the questionnaire are available from local libraries and the Leeds Development Enquiry Centre in the Leonardo Building, Rossington Street.

Leeds Bradford Airport is one of the fastest growing in the UK, used by 3.3million passengers a year. It also contributes more than £100m annually to the city region economy and was earmarked as a key element of the long-term transport vision for Leeds put forward by the council last month, with the need to develop its strategic connectivity seen as critical to its future success as the regional airport and as an economic hub.”

“Improving road access has been prioritised in the short to medium-term as a way of aiding the growth of the airport and the local and regional economy. In addition to better road access, Leeds City Council, the West Yorkshire Combined Authority and Leeds Bradford Airport are examining the possibility of a rail link in the longer term. “


What will be the impact on Pool-in-Wharfedale if Leeds Bradford Airport passenger and freight traffic increases?  Answers are needed.



Please use this link to access the

Pool in Wharfedale Neighbourhood Plan consultation document

Please use this link to access information on the Leeds City Council Site Allocation Plan Consultation.  Your response must be recieved by 5 pm Monday 16th November 2015.  This document was prepared by our ward councillor Barry Anderson.

Your response is vital to the future development of Pool-in-Wharfedale.  The Parish Council will publish its own response to the consultation on this website after the 9th November parish council meeting.  The view of the Parish Council will be received by Leeds City Council as a single response and does not count as a multiple household response; for that reason the more people who voice their opinion the better placed Pool-in-Wharfedale will be in the future development of North West Leeds.