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Helmsley Town Council Meetings are held in the Commmittee Room of the National Park Offices on Bondgate.  Entrance is at the back by the rear car park. 

Additional Planning Meetings are usually held in the Town Council Office.

All meetings are open to the public and press.  One of the opening agenda items is public comments. If you have a question in mind it would help the council to answer it on the night if you let the clerk know a few days beforehand please. If a group is attending, please choose a representative to address the council. 

Future Helmsley Town Council meetings

Monday 17th December at 6:30pm in the National Park Committee Room.

Link to Agendas and Minutes page 


Noticed a streetlight out?  Please report it to NYCC Customer Services via email - customer.services@nothyorks.gov.uk or via the NYCC online portal http://www.northyorks.gov.uk/…/Report-a-street-light-problemIf the light is not on the online portal it belongs to Helmsley Town Council (numbers on white background) rather than NYCC (numbers on yellow background) and can be reported to the NYCC email address or helmsleytc@gmail.com  Lights are normally fixed within 7 days. 


General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).  The council is registered with the Information Commissioner's Officer as a Data Controller and has adoptedvarious policies, including a Privacy Policy.  Please refer to the Policies page.


 The council has published two leaflets - Welcome to the Meeting and What's Going On! the Agenda Explained. 


Link to a map of Helmsley Parish


Malton Town Council is holding a Governance Review about increasing the number of seats.  Deadline 19th January. See link on left to page.



New legislation allows members of the public and councils to record and film meetings, though members of the public who wish not to be recorded or filmed have the right not to be.  For more information see the Policies page. 


Grants are available from the Town Council.  For more information please see Council/Grants


Helmsley town


Helmsley is situated below the moors at the western end of the Vale of Pickering. It lies within a Conservation area with the North York Moors National Park boundary running through the centre.From mediaeval times it has occupied an important site at a crossroads and on a crossing point of the River Rye. The older part of the town developed around a spacious market square and is now bordered on the west by the Castle; the south by the river; and the north and east by more modern areas of development. From the Market Place radiate Church Street/High Street to the north west; Bondgate to the east; and Bridge Street and Castlegate  to the south, and these together with Ryegate and Pottergate form the residential part of the old town.