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Annual Return 2016-2017 PDF Print E-mail

The parish council has now sent off the Annual Return to PKF Littlejohn LLP for 2016 – 2017. The public are advised that they can inspect the accounts as identified on the notice document found here. Guidance notes about electors’ rights can be found here.

The signed Annual Return document can be viewed here.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 14 June 2017 07:59
Spring into Action Campaign PDF Print E-mail


Annual Parish Meeting PDF Print E-mail


After years of minimal attendances by the constituents of Ilkley Parish Council, this year’s event on 10 April will have a different look.

It is a requirement that the Parish Council reports every year at a specially arranged annual public meeting about what it has been doing in Ilkley. Attendance has been low over the past few years. It has not been unusual for there to be less than ten local people turning up to listen to the Chairman of the Parish Council give a report.

This year the event has been combined with two other sessions which will be of wide interest to the people of Ilkley.

There will be an update about the Ilkley Neighbourhood Plan. There has been a steady low level activity in the past few months despite the referral of the Local Plan Core Strategy to the Minister of State for Housing and Planning. The Minister, Gavin Barwell, has now released the Plan from its Temporary Holding Direction. Our Parish Council Neighbourhood Plan team can now get on with the hard work of finalising the local Neighbourhood Plan. The Team will give a presentation about the work done so far, the consultants employed to help and the efforts to be made to bring the Plan to a conclusion.

In addition, Bradford MDC will be launching their 2017 "Spring into Action" Campaign. Sue Gledhill, from the Keighley Area Co-ordinator’s office, will give an outline of what she thinks should be happening in our town to keep it attractive and vibrant. Bradford MDC will be providing equipment to help keep Ilkley "Clean, Green, Safe and Tidy." She will also give us the chance to discuss the new re-cycling arrangements, the Neighbourhood Watch and the Green Dog Walkers scheme.

All this will be after Cllr Brian Mann, the Chairman of Ilkley Parish Council, has given his annual report explaining everything done by IPC in the past twelve months. The ups and downs, the successes and failures, and the contributions made by all the councillors, new and old.

The meeting will start at 7.30pm on Monday, 10 April 2017 at the Clarke Foley Centre on Cunliffe Road. Refreshments will be available. Everyone is invited.

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 04 April 2017 09:05
New Parish Councillor PDF Print E-mail

The Council welcomes Mark Stidworthy as its newest Member. Cllr Stidworthy was elected at a bye-election on Thursday 5th January 2017 and declared his Acceptance of Office at the Council meeting on Monday 9th January.

Mark has lived in Ilkley with his family since 2004. He works as a consultant veterinary pathologist specialising in zoo animals, wildlife and fish, based in Keighley and Yeadon.

He is the current President of the British Veterinary Zoological Society. His wife is an environmental consultant and both his daughters attend state Ilkley schools.

Outside of work, he is an active member of St John's Church, Ben Rhydding, and enjoys music and the Ilkley Literature Festival.


West Yorkshire Police have informed Ilkley Parish Council that there are currently some counterfeit bank notes in circulation. Here is how you can check whether your bank notes (including the new polymer £5 note) are genuine.




Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 January 2017 12:16
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

Ilkley Parish Council is extremely concerned about the problems with car parking throughout the town. The Council would like a full review of on and off-street car parking to be carried out by Bradford Metropolitan District Council. Ultimately, the Parish Council would like an increase in car parking capacity to be provided. In order for Bradford MDC to debate the matter, a total of 1,500 signatures are required on a petition. Ilkley Parish Council has set up an online petiton which we would like residents and visitors to sign. The petition is available at http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/car-parking-in-ilkley




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