Welcome to the website of Denby Dale Parish Council. This site offers information about the parish and about the work of the parish council itself.  The activities of the parish council are recorded in the minutes of its meetings.  The latest copies of minutes are placed on this site once they have been formally approved by the council. 

A full list of the elected members of the council is available, together with their contact information on the contact us page.

” We hope you find the website useful and it helps you keep  up to date with what’s happening in the Parish” – Chairman,  Cllr John Cook


Denby Dale’s Parish Council Building is a hub for community activities and this was clearly demonstrated at the Open Day on November 12th 2016 (mainly organised by the Friends of Skelmanthorpe Community Library).  The event was supported by displays by numerous organisations and groups, many of which hold meetings in the newly refurbished Parish Council Building (a grant from Kirklees’ Rural District Committee paid for our new windows).  The library was open, and many visitors who were not regular borrowers took advantage of the opportunity to look around. 

Organisations who took part, in addition to the Library Friends and the Parish Council, included Dave Wilde, the full-time Countryside Officer who liaises with and advises community and special interest groups in the Denby Dale ward, U3A (the University of the Third Age, who hope to set up a group in the area), and representatives of the Skelmanthorpe Textile Heritage Centre.  Friends of Churchfield were also present, as were the Denby Dale Walkers are Welcome Group.  The Craft Group who meet regularly in the building, and the Popular Science Reading Group were also ‘on parade’.  The Skelmanthorpe Local History Group also had a fascinating display which attracted great interest.                                              

Room Booking Charges in the Community Building

Now that the building is managed and run by the Parish Council, the rooms can be hired for regular and occasional meetings for a reasonable fee. The Council Chambers and the IT Suite both have a maximum capacity of 40 people.

£28.50 per session (a session is a 4 hour period)

£16.00 concession (charities/educational...)

£32.00 Full day rate 9am -5pm

Part session i.e. 1 hour pay for 1 full session of £16

For the office spaces, 50% is chargeable (i.e. £14 per session, £8 concession, £16 full day).

For constituted group block bookings, 15% reduction for 4 calendar months to be applied.


For new adult craft and children’s groups, the first 3 meetings will be at no charge, and the charge thereafter to be £16.00


For long term use i.e. for small business start-up, the cost is negotiable. 

For more information, or to make bookings contact the Clerk, clerk@denbydale.com

Parish Council Newsletters

Denby Dale Parish Council is keen to bring you news from around the parish and to keep you informed about the work of the council. If you have any community news or events to share please contact the Clerk and we will try our best to include it! Newsletters are delivered quarterly around the ward, however, if you are missed out, they are put on the council’s noticeboards and can be collected from Skelmanthorpe Library. 

As each newsletter is produced, it will be published on this website – use the links below to access the parish council newsletters.


Winter Newsletter 2018/19

Autumn Newsletter 2018

Summer Newsletter 2018

Winter Newsletter 2018

Autumn Newsletter 2017

Summer Newsletter 2017

Spring Newsletter 2017

Winter Newsletter 2017

Autumn Newsletter  2016

Summer Newsletter 2016

Winter Newsletter 2015-16

Summer Newsletter 2015

Spring Newsletter 2015

Newsletter – Winter 2015

Newsletter – Autumn 2014

Newsletter – Summer 2014

Newsletter – Spring 2014

Newsletter – Winter 2014

Newsletter – Autumn 2013

(Past Newsletters available from the Clerk on request)