The parish council is an essential part of the structure of local democracy and has a vital role in acting on behalf of the local community that it represents.

Ingleton church


Parishes are the smallest areas of civil administration in England and parish councils are statutory local authorities set up under the Local Government Act 1972.

Twistleton looking towards Ingleborough


Ingleton Parish Council consists of 10 councillors and elections are held every four years. If there are insufficient candidates, members can be co-opted.



Ingleton Parish Council publishes the Minutes of its monthly meetings so that the community can view are raised at council meetings and what items are on the agenda.

Current News

Ingleton Parish Council has written to the Highways Authority and the police to advocate the reduction of the 30mph speed limit on the A65.  The local MP has also been contacted on this issue and the Councillors will be meeting with him to discuss this and policing issues later in the year.  It is intended to seek help from the local press to support the Parish Council’s campaign on these issues.

Several village signs have now been removed for repair and refurbishment and will be replaced in due course.  Concerns were raised at the last Parish Council meeting regarding the damage to the bike shelter at the pump track.  Ever since the shelter was installed it has been subject to constant abuse and vandalism and the Council feels it does not bode well for the future of the pump track if the equipment there is not well maintained and respected, particularly by its users.  It was decided at the last meeting to consult with parents and users as to any constructive action that could be suggested on this matter, otherwise the shelter will be removed.

It has become evident that the number of incidents involving dogs worrying local sheep has significantly increased, leading to serious injury and in some cases fatalities of local farm stock.  Dog owners are reminded of the importance of keeping their dogs under close control on open farm land.  The issue of dog fouling in the village has also lead to complaints and there has been efforts by the Parish Council and Craven District Council to identify and monitor the areas of the village where this abuse most often occurs.

The community library continues to function well with the help of volunteers, but we need a few more helpers, so anyone interested please contact the Clerk.

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