Welcome to Womersley Parish Council Website

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PARISH ELECTIONS 2ND MAY 2019    -  The election for Parish Councillors was uncontested this means that Cllr  Margaret Whittles, Cllr Liz Barker, Cllr Roy Crossland and Cllr Paul White were re-elected unopposed.

The Parish Council continues to seek two residents to co-opt onto the Council if you would like to become a Parish Councillor please contact the Clerk or one of the Councillors above.

The Parish Council is delighted to announce that Mrs Jennifer Teal was co-opted at the Annual Council meeting on Monday 20th May at which time Cllr Margaret Whittles was re-elected as Chair for the ensuing year.


Councillor John McCartney has been elected as the District Councillor for Womersley John also continues to serve as our County Councillor his contact details are as follows:


Home address:  
15 Hawthorn Garth 
DN14 0PB

Phone:  01977 625558

Email:  jmccartney@selby.gov.uk


Email: Cllr.john.mccartney@northyorks.gov.uk



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vacancies for co-opted councillors

Do you have good communication skills, commitment to  actively participate in the community then the Parish Council would love to hear from you. Please contact the Clerk or any Member of the council for more information or attend the next meetings which will be held on Monday 24th June, 29th July, 30th September, all at 7pm.  There will be no meetings in August. 

The Yorkshire Association of Local Councils hold great training courses which you may attend at no cost to you if you are on the Parish Council.


Due to the closure of the Village Hall for the foreseeable future all meetings will be held in The Courtyard, Womersley.

All members of the press and public are welcome to attend.

The meetings will start at 7pm and are generally held on the last Monday on the month unless there is a public holiday.

Therefore, the next meetings (2019) 24th June, 29th July, no August meeting, 30th September, 28th October, 25th November, no December meeting.

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Womersley Park

Womersley is a lovely village in Selby District in the county of Yorkshire. It is 6 miles from Pontefract, 11 miles from Selby, and 14 miles from Doncaster and has a population of approximately 500 people according to the 2011 census.

Womersley War Memorial

Walkers can enjoy a delightful a circular walk of about 7.5 miles in the pleasant countryside to the south of Womersley, encompassing the small villages of the Smeatons and Waldon Stubbs. Which is the southernmost tip of North Yorkshire and easy accessable from South and West Yorkshire. Click here for the pdf.

There are several places to visit along the route starting on the main street, a slight deviation to the walk takes you to the Blue Lagoon Diving & Leisure, once back on the footpath visit Little Smeaton and Kirk Smeaton and Waldon Stubbs. Once back in Womersley visit the lovely

double-spout pump

Church of St. Martins and the Courtyard Tea Room.

The Parish Council owns a play area with play equipment and a play field just off Cow Lane on the Main Street.

On the Main Street there is an interesting double-spout pump with a compound handle, which may date back to 1842.

In the Churchyard is the Womersley War Memorial. 

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