Forthcoming Parish Council Elections

Subject to government approval of the order needed for the new North Yorkshire Unitary Authority (replacing Ryedale District Council and North Yorkshire County Council in April 2023), there will be elections for councillors for Flaxton Parish Council in May 2022. A formal notice of election will be published later this month.


The Parish Council is responsible for, amongst other things, contributing to the planning process, managing the income of the Parish Council, addressing issues in the village (where possible) and ensuring the Parish Council is operating lawfully. Flaxton Parish council has 5 councillors, who are elected/co-opted, and a clerk who is employed. The councillors appointed in May 2022 will serve a 5 year term of office. There is one meeting a month with associated reading beforehand.


If you are interested in finding out more about what’s involved in being a councillor please contact an existing councillor using the contact details on the website. If you would like to know more about eligibility or the election process then please contact the clerk: