Skeeby Parish Council
Richmond, North Yorkshire
Skeeby is a small village located on the A6108 between Richmond and Scotch Corner. Skeeby has a wealth of history dating back to the 11th Century where it was mentioned in the Doomsday book as Schirebi. The village boasts a well used village hall and a soon-to-be community owned pub, The Travellers Rest.
The community regularly enjoy village events, including the Annual Duck Race which is organised by the Parish Council to raise funds to maintain the two village play areas. The parish currently has a population of around 360 people.
Skeeby Parish Council is made up of 5 elected members and a clerk. The Councillors are elected every 4 years and anyone who lives or works in the Parish is generally eligible. The next election is due in May 2022. Meetings are held every other month (usually the last Thursday in the month) in the Jubilee Village Hall and all are welcome.
Parish Councils have been in existence for over 100 years and are the closest tier of local government to the people. Skeeby Parish Council aims to represent the community at both local and national level.
The main responsibilities of the Parish Council are:
Owning (on your behalf) and maintaining public spaces including the recently revamped play areas, village car park and village greens.
Providing a voice for the village in matters such as planning, highways etc.
Developing new initiatives in Skeeby
Generally ensuring Skeeby is a great place to live and your voice is heard.