KHPC Parish Election 3rd May 2018

Why become a Parish Councillor?

By becoming a parish councillor your community will identify you to help, guide and support in community matters and as a community leader you will have the power to influence decisions for the benefit of the people within the parish area that you serve.

How much of my time will it take up?

Scriven Parish Council usually meet every third Thursday on alternate months, which members of the public can also attend. Meetings last approximately one and half hours, depending on what items are to discuss.

How long does a Parish Councillor serve for?

Once elected, parish councillors serve on the council for four years and can choose to stand for re-election at the end of their term of office. At any point, if you find it is not for you, or can no longer meet the commitment, you can stand down.

Am I eligible to be a Parish Councillor?

You do not need any formal qualifications to become a councillor. To stand for election on a parish council you must:

Be a British citizen, or a citizen of a member country of the European Union or a qualified Commonwealth citizen.

Be18 years or over

Be a registered 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 (4.8 kilometres) of the parish boundary. 

For more information, please contact the clerk. All nominations need to be submitted by 6th April 2018

Broadband Speed

We still need more data regarding broadband speeds to submit to NYCC. There is a possibility of being included in the next round of upgrades. Can you send information of  ISP, Phone number, Address including postcode and of course speed to the parish clerk. Test at: and follow the instructions. Many thanks to those who have already submitted data.

West End Play Area

The PC wished to thank all the children who had submitted ideas for improving the play area. They were extremely interesting and detailed. It was agreed that the play area needing improvement and the clerk had secured just over £2000 in commuted sums and a potential donation from County  Cllr. Andy Paraskos (NYCC). Whilst the PC would help as much as possible, assistance from local residents in applying for grants would be most welcome as these can be very time consuming.

In the short term, it was agreed to reinstall the basketball hoop as soon as possible.

Hammerton village

  • A beautiful historic Yorkshire Village
  • Located within Yorkshire’s golden triangle, Kirk Hammerton is a quiet village located just off the A59 which provides easy access into York (10 miles) Harrogate (8 miles) and Leeds (30 Miles). The village is also one of the few to benefit from an operating train station which operates services seven days a week to York and Leeds (via Harrogate).
  • St John the Baptist Church, Kirk Hammerton is a Grade I listed Church of England church dating back to 950AD. Its Anglo-Saxon tower is complete, unchanged and a delight to behold. it has changed little since the Norman alterations in around 1150.
  • Kirk Hammerton boasts a strong community with an historic Church, a Church of England Primary School, Community nursery, a strong cricket club and playing fields with local football teams (and a great kids play park).