Denby Dale Council – Its Role in the community
Denby Dale Parish Council serves the semi-rural parish of Denby Dale within the Metropolitan District of Kirklees. It has twenty Councillors in total, serving the four Wards of Denby and Cumberworth (incorporating Denby Dale, Upper and Lower Cumberworth, Upper and Lower Denby, Birdsedge and High Flatts), Skelmanthorpe (incorporating Scissett, Skelmanthorpe and the hamlet of Kitchenroyd), Emley (incorporating Emley and Emley Moor), and Clayton West.
The Parish Council, over the years, has played a leading role in supporting environmental projects in the parish. It is a co-funder of the Denby Dale Countryside Management Project and is a keen supporter of the Denby Dale Parish Environment Trust. The Trust runs a small scale environmental grant scheme that is funded by the Parish Council and grants have been awarded to various schools and conservation groups within the parish area. The Parish Council is also supportive of the local community through its annual grant scheme.
The Parish Council is a consultee in respect of planning applications. The Council considers all planning applications for the parish area and observations are forwarded to Kirklees Metropolitan Council, which is the Planning Authority for the area.
Above all, the Parish Council acts as a ‘grass roots’ authority, channelling its electorate’s concerns through to the appropriate departments within other authorities. Its Councillors are a visible presence within the community and are able to address the public’s concerns through the medium of Council meetings.
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Cllr Susan Hellewell
Cllr John Cook (Vice Chairman)
Cllr Lynn Hardy
Cllr Billy Jewitt
Denby & Cumberworth
Cllr Cynthia Naylor
Cllr Richard Brook
Cllr Maggie Blanshard
Cllr Steven Slater
Cllr Janet Depledge (Chairman)
Cllr Neil Gemmell
Cllr Edward Shaw
Cllr Ray Gott
Cllr Paula Kemp
Cllr Mike Wood
Cllr Graham Turner
Cllr Kelvyn Waites
Cllr Jamie Summers
Cllr Polly Ann Flinders
Cllr Neil Denby
Cllr Stuart Merry
The Council has adopted the NALC Code of Conduct. Member Interest forms are now available at the link below; search by individual councillor or in the library. Parish Councillors’ interests also listed below.
Declarations of Interests of Councillors
Cllr M Blanshard
Cllr N Denby
Cllr S Hellewell
Cllr P Depledge
Cllr W Jewitt
Cllr J Summers
Cllr P Flinders
Cllr S Slater
Cllr C Naylor
Cllr K Waites
Cllr R Gott
Cllr E Shaw
Cllr G Turner
Cllr L Hardy
Cllr P Kemp
Cllr R Brook
Cllr J Cook
Cllr S Merry
Cllr M Wood
Cllr N Gemmell
Click here for a copy of the - NALC template code of conduct for parish councils
Freedom of Information Act New Model Publication Scheme 2008
At the meeting of the Council held on 2 December 2008, the Council adopted the above Model Publication Scheme as recommended by the Information Commissioner.
This Model Publication Scheme can be downloaded here
Statement of Duty under the Race Relations (Amendment) Act 2000
Under the Race Relations (Amendment) Act 2000, the Parish Council has a general duty to have due regard to the need to eliminate unlawful discrimination, promote equality of opportunity and promote good relations between people of different racial groups. In compliance with this Act, Denby Dale Parish Council adopted a Statement of Duty which can be downloaded here.
The Parish Council’s Standing Orders can be downloaded here.
The latest Parish Council Business Plan can be downloaded here.
Annual Report 2016-2017
The latest Parish Council Annual Report can be downloaded here.
The Annual Return for the year ended 31 March 2017 can be downloaded here.
Notice of Conclusion of Audit
Annual Return for the year ended 31 March 2017 (section 20(2) and 25 of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014. Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 (SI 2015/234))
1. The audit of accounts for the Denby Dale Parish Council for the year ended 31 March 2017 has been completed and the accounts have been published.
2. The Annual Return and all books, deeds, contracts, bills vouchers, receipts and other documents relating to those records are available for inspection by any local government elector of the area of Denby Dale Parish Council on application to: Carole Wadsworth, Clerk, Council Offices, 24 Commercial Road, Skelmanthorpe, HD8 9DA from Tuesday (by appointment) to Thursday between the hours of 9.30am and 4.00pm.
3. Copies will be provided to any person on payment of 5p for each copy of the Annual Return.
Announcement made by: C Wadsworth, Clerk
Date of announcement: 20 July 2017
Annual Accounts 2016-2017
The Annual Accounts for 2016-2017 can be downloaded here.