Who we are & what we do
Helmsley Town Council has 7 Councillors. They are elected for four years and the last elections were held in May 2019.
The Town Council Office is at The Old Vicarage, Bondgate, Helmsley YO62 5BP. It is is the outbuilding in the carpark.
Council Meetings are usually held on the third Monday of every month in the North York Moors National Park Committee Room at The Old Vicarage, Bondgate, Helmsley. During the pandemic meetings are being held on Zoom and the link to the meeting is on the agenda.
For further information relating to the services offered by the Town Council please contact the Town Council Office. The clerk or assistant clerk will be happy to give advice and assistance.
Council Meeting Dates 2021-2022 (PDF, 14 Kb)
Our councillors are elected or co-opted. If you would like to become a councillor or find out more about what they do then please contact the Town Council Office.
Chairman Councillor Jonathan Fairburn 01439 771600
Vice Chairman Councillor Tony Porter 01439 771555
Councillor Val Arnold 01439 770904
Councillor Jake Duncombe 01439 770213
Councillor George Hawkins 01439 771471
Councillor Ian Saggers 01439 771076
Councillor Carol Swift 01439 771072
See the Councillors' Registers of Interests below.
Clerk to Helmsley Town Council Victoria Ellis
Assistant Clerk Mrs Lucy Pryor
Please note both staff are part-time, the clerk 22hrs Mon-Thurs and the Assistant Clerk Mon/Tues mornings.
Town Council Elections
The Town Council Elections were held on the 2 May 2019. The next whole council election will be in 2023. Any vacancies before then may be filled by by-election or co-option.
Councillors' Registers of Interest
All councillors are required to complete a Register of Interests. These are available on Ryedale District Council's website as councillors submit an online form to RDC and, unless the clerk has been informed by the councillor of the submission of an updated version, will be the most up-to-date version.
Register of Interests - Councillor Arnold June 2019 (PDF, 387 Kb)
Register of Interests - Councillor Duncombe 2019 (PDF, 392 Kb)
Register of Interests - Councillor Fairburn 2019 (PDF, 157 Kb)
Register of Interests - Councillor Hawkins June 2019 (PDF, 387 Kb)
Register of Interests - Councillor Saggers 2019 (PDF, 385 Kb)
Register of Interests - Councillor Porter June 2019 (PDF, 387 Kb)
Register of Interests - Councillor Swift 2019 (PDF, 388 Kb)
Helmsley Town Council Minutes, Agendas, Policies and general information
Your other local elected representatives
Ryedale District Council
Councillor S Arnold
Tel 01439 770904
Councillor J Windress
Tel 01439 771605
North Yorkshire County Council
County Councillor V Arnold
Tel 01439 770904
Member of Parliament
Ryedale Constituency Kevin Hollinrake MP
9 Hanover House
Tel 01347 66688