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Do you want to be a Town Councillor? PDF Print E-mail

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Many ask what it means to be a Councillor. This question will be answered at an Information Session on Saturday, 2 February at the Town Hall, Station Road, Ilkley LS29 8HB.

On Thursday, 2 May 2019 the seats of all 14 Ilkley Town Councillors will be up for election. It is an exciting time.

It is thought that several councillors will not be standing for re-election. All the seats of all the councillors are also open for election, of course. This is a good chance for new candidates to step forward and ask the residents of Ilkley to elect them.

The Mayor of Ilkley, Cllr Steve Butler, will be in attendance, with other councillors to explain what goes on in the Town Hall.

As a councillor you will be a community leader with the power to influence decisions for the benefit of the people you serve. You will see the benefits of the work you do over time, perhaps not immediately, but definitely over the four years of your term of office.

Anybody over 18 can stand for election so long as they meet a number of simple criteria which will be discussed on the day. The candidates have to be nominated and go through the election process, not necessarily but usually with a link to a political party.

Potential candidates usually have a number of questions such as how much time will it take up, how many years does a councillor serve, what are their duties and how powerful are they? There is information on the Town Council website at: www.towncouncil.ilkley.org.

Everything will be explained in more detail on Saturday, 2 February at the Town Hall. There is no need to book in advance - just turn up any time between 11am and 1pm.

Last Updated on Monday, 28 January 2019 11:14
Find us on Facebook! PDF Print E-mail

Ilkley Parish Council is now on Facebook. You can visit our page by clicking on the Facebookicon to the right hand side or by following this link https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ilkley-Parish-Council/662666607203669?ref=hl


Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 September 2015 10:16
Success in Bridlington! PDF Print E-mail

Ilkley Town Crier Isabel Hogan, pictured in the middle, represented Ilkley at the Bridlington Old Town Summer Festival at the weekend and took part in her first Town Crier competition. Over 250 people heard Isabel's home cry extolling the virtues of our town and she came away with the Best Dressed Town Crier prize! Congratulations Isabel!



Last Updated on Wednesday, 01 July 2015 08:57

The Planning Department is a Bradford Metropolitan District Council department and is quite separate from Ilkley Parish Council.


Please note: There is no longer a Planning Department based at Ilkley Town Hall. All Officers have now been re-located to Shipley Town Hall.

Last Updated on Monday, 09 February 2015 11:58

Members of the public and press are entitled by law to attend all meetings of the Council BUT may not participate in the meetings.

However, early in the Agenda of all meetings there is a “Public participation” slot at which point the meeting is adjourned for any member of the public to speak. This is essentially an opportunity for residents to put questions to Council. No decisions may be taken at this time because by law Councillors must have notice of business. However, action may be taken. This will either be in the form of a future agenda item for discussion by Councillors, or the Parish Clerk will follow up and report back.

When making observations on planning applications, members of the public should provide only ADDITIONAL information to that which they may have already provided in writing to the Parish Council and/or Bradford Council.

Members of the public and the press will be excluded by resolution during consideration of business of a confidential nature under the Public Bodies Admissions to Meetings Act 1960 s1(2).

The Town Hall Council Chamber is accessible by lift and accessible toilet facilities are provided.

Last Updated on Monday, 09 February 2015 11:58