Parish Council

Harthill with Woodall Parish Council consists of nine voluntary councillors, a part-time clerk and a part-time handyman. The Parish Council has been in existence since 1894. Meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday of every month (except August) and start at 7.00 pm in the committee room in Harthill Village Hall, located on Winney Hill in Harthill. Documents relating to previous meetings can be found in the ‘Meetings & Minutes’ section of this website or by contacting the clerk.

The Parish Council is the first tier of government, though Harthill with Woodall Parish Council is not aligned to any political party. All our meetings are open to parishioners who are welcome to attend. An agenda for the forthcoming meeting can be found on this website under ‘Meetings and Minutes’, and will be posted on the Thursday preceding the meeting. Alternatively you can contact the clerk to the Council, via the ‘contact us’ page. Our elected members work on a voluntary basis and do not claim any expenses relating to their role as councillors. In brief, the Parish Council discusses, governs and sets policies relating to the following areas, many of which are detailed further throughout the website:

  • Management of Parish Council finances and precept.
  • Provision and Maintenance of four defibrillators in the parish.
  • Local projects in the Parish including litter picking and the production of a Parish Newsletter three times a year.
  • Harthill with Woodall In Bloom, actively working with volunteers to enhance the beds & borders throughout the Parish.
  • Reviews local planning applications and planning issues in the capacity of a consultee.
  • Making grants to local community groups.
  • Management of three allotment sites at Firvale, Thorpe Road and Doctor Lane as well as land on Winney Hill.
  • Management of Woodall Lane car park
  • Maintenance and ongoing development of Spens Field play area and the recreational area at Doctor Lane.
  • Maintenance of the Wildflower Meadows and Spens Field.
  • Ownership and maintenance of the Village Hall and Leisure Centre. Day to day, both buildings are operated by a separate committee of volunteers.