Yelvertoft Parish Council Website

Welcome to the Yelvertoft Parish Council website. Here you will find details of the Parish Council and its Councillors, as well as information on the Parish Council meeting dates and minutes from the past meetings.

Yelvertoft Parish Council Meetings

Yelvertoft Parish Council meets on the second Monday of every month (except August and January) in the Reading Room at 7.30pm. The agenda always has an ‘Open Session’ when residents can raise any issues. The agenda and minutes from each Parish Council Meeting are available in the Documents section of this website.

The Parish Council

Yelvertoft Parish Council has 9 members and employs a Clerk (The Proper Officer). Details of the Parish Councillors can be found in the Parish Councillors section of this website. The Parish Council, established in 1894, manages amongst many other things the street lighting, climate/environment, bins, the Cemetery, and also liaises with various departments at West Northamptonshire Council to deal with issues raised by residents and improve the village environment. Please see ‘Responsibilities’ under the ‘The Parish Council’ tab. The Parish Council is consulted on all planning matters in the village, and several of the Councillors form the planning Committee. Links to planning applications can be found under ‘Planning’ again under ‘The Parish Council’.

If you are interested in becoming a Parish Councillor then we would love to hear from you.  To stand for election on a parish council, you must:

  • be a UK or Commonwealth citizen; or
  • be a citizen of the Republic of Ireland; or
  • be a citizen of another Member state of the European Union; and
  • be at least 18 years old.
  • To be eligible to stand for an election for a particular parish, you must:
  • be an elector of the parish; or
  • in the past 12 months have occupied (as owner or tenant) land or other premises in the parish; or
  • work in the parish (as your principal or only place of work); or
  • live within three miles of the parish boundary.

You don’t have to be connected to a political party. Parish Councils are Apolitical.

If you do become a parish councillor you will have to sign up to the Code of Conduct.