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About The Parish Council

Hartwith cum Winsley Parish Council incorporates the villages of Summerbridge and Low Laithe and the hamlets of Smelthouses, Hartwith and Winsley.

The Parish Council has 7 members elected every 4 years:

 The Chair for the year 2023/24 is Cllr Tom Watson 


 Post of Clerk to the Parish is vacant

 Councillor Treasurer Barry Thornton

 Councillor Jenni Derry 

 Councillor Howard Benn

 Councillor Fon Clark

 Councillor Sue Langley

 There is currently one vacancy*

North Yorkshire Councillor             Nathan Hull

The Council meets each month, except for August, in the Annexe of Summerbridge Methodist Church. The meetings begin at 7.00p.m. and normally last for 2 hours, depending on the amount of business. They are usually on the third Tuesday of the month.    

Parish residents are welcome at the Parish Council meetings, with details of agendas etc posted on the parish notice boards and the Parish website.


*1 vacancy exists on the Parish Council. Residents of the Parish interested in applying for this vacancy should send a brief resume of their experience and views on how they feel they could support the Parish Council to the Parish Clerk, where more information can be given if required:  Parish Clerk. E-mail:
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