Helmsley Town Council

Serving the people of Helmsley and Carlton

Helmsley sign Thirsk road daffodils

Town Clerk: Ms Victoria Ellis
The Old Vicarage, Bondgate
Helmsley, Yorkshire YO62 5BP

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.


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.

Our Staff

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.

Telephone 01439 772572 (routed to a mobile, please leave a message)
Email helmsleytc@gmail.com
Website www.helmsleytowncouncil.co.uk

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.

Helmsley Town Council Minutes, Agendas, Policies and general information

Minutes and Agendas and meeting documents can be seen on the calendar for the relevant meeting or found in Documents by tagging Agendas or Minutes.

Policies and procedures are in Documents, as are Standing Orders, Welcome to the Meeting and the Agenda Explained.

Your other local elected representatives

Ryedale District Council

Councillor S Arnold
Tel 01439 770904
Email cllr.stephen.arnold@ryedale.gov.uk

Councillor J Windress
01439 771605
Email cllr.john.windress@ryedale.gov.uk

North Yorkshire County Council

County Councillor V Arnold
Tel 01439 770904
Email cllr.val.arnold@northyorks.gov.uk

Member of Parliament

Ryedale Constituency Kevin Hollinrake MP

Constituency Office
9 Hanover House
Market Place
Market Place
YO61 3AD

Tel 01347 66688
Email kevin.hollinrake.mp@parliament.uk