The Parish Council operates as non-political body serving the community by dealing with local issues and working with the East Riding of Yorkshire Council to represent the concerns of the parish.

The Councillors who make up the Parish Council, are elected every four years in local elections.  The Council employs a Clerk whose role is to ensure that the business of the Parish Council runs smoothly within the legal requirements as laid down by Central Government and to carry out the policy decisions of the council.  

Regular monthly meetings are held together with an Annual Parish meeting at which a resume of the previous year's activities of the Parish Council is presented.



There are currently two vacancies on the Parish Council (as at April 2022), please contact any of the Councillors below or the Clerk on if you are interested in becoming a Councillor.

Your Councillors are:


Meetings are at 7pm in the JuliArnos meeting room, Huggate, YO42 1YJ and are usually held on the 3rd Tuesday of every month.   Please check the meeting Agenda, which will be published at and on the Noticeboard in the bus shelter, for the current date and time.


Any parishioner wishing to attend a meeting is entitled to do so.  Anyone attending is reminded that participation in the discussion is only allowed by agreement of the Council. Please give advance notice to the Clerk or a Councillor if you might wish to be invited to speak.

Parishioners wishing to raise any matters with the Council should notify any Councillor or the Clerk using the contact details above or the email address:

Abby Popely


25 Shipman Road, Market Weighton, York, YO43 3RA

Huggate Well
"Parish Council plans to address parking within the village - residents please give us your feedback"

One area of concern repeatedly reported to the parish council is problems with parking in the village.
The first thing about parking is that we live in a beautiful little village, and in more normal times, we welcome visitors to come and walk as well as visit our Pub, Tearoom, Gallery and Church. Regarding parking we asked for your ideas in the last Huggate News and would like to thank those who took the time to provide their suggestions which will be considered at our next meeting. We do have our own plan involving the old tip area just outside the village again at the North Dalton end.
It’s not a complicated plan or a new one. This was first spoken about in 1958 and planning was actually obtained for something similar in 1998, but not proceeded with and the application expired after 5 years.
There are simple plan drawings attached and we would like residents feedback please.
The idea is to have a space for up to 40 vehicles on a hardcore and planings base with a simple sleepers surround. The existing entrance would be used with a height of vehicle restricting barrier to prevent access to large vehicles. From the parking area will be a path about 2 metres wide cut through the undergrowth with 2 or 3 spurs off for viewing areas with seats as there are amazing views from the rear of the site over the Wolds. We want to leave the vegetation and trees as little disturbed as possible as it is a beautiful and natural flora and fauna area, with extensive brambles, rare teasels and Woodcock, all of which I personally saw on a recent visit.
There is also an excellent public footpath link via the adjoining field that will take walkers from the car park down to the bottom of the village and on to the popular walk areas without having to walk on busy roads.
We, as a Parish Council, think developing this area could be a really attractive benefit for Huggate.
We anticipate this will be a massive help in reducing parking in the village itself which frustrates parishioners, and can be blockage points for our agricultural vehicle users. They are also potential hazards for emergency vehicle access. Yellow lines are not an option per Council Highways, and from previous feedback are not generally wanted in the village. Attempts at placing signage has had little impact, and who likes vast amount of signs everywhere?
There is much to do with planning and quotes for works, but before we get on with that, we would like your input please, either positive or negative, but hopefully positive. The parish own this land and we think this would be a great way of putting it to use for the overall benefit of the village.
We wanted to chat about this at a public event, but as you know, we just can not do that at the moment and we want to move forward with the project if it’s supported by yourselves.


Please email me on  if you want to comment or contact any of us using the details on the village website.

Clive Owen, Chair – Huggate Parish Council

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One of the functions of the Parish Council is to comment on planning applications within the Parish.


Only neighbouring properties receive notification of applications, and are invited by the council to give their views. However anyone is at liberty to submit their opinions for consideration by the planning authorities.

To see a summary planning applications in the parish, with details of how to comment on outstanding applications and of past applications with their outcomes: follow this link: PLANNING APPLICATIONS SEARCH

The Parish Council receives plans from the East Riding and these are generally discussed at a monthly meetings. Members of the public are entitled to attend meetings and hear the discussion. The Council does NOT have the power to grant or withhold planning permission, but recommends to the East Riding of Yorkshire Council that the application be granted or refused by the Planning Committee.


Meetings include discussions on matters of planning, finance and other relevant issues.   They may also include discussion of policy and documents produced by local and central government.  Members of the public may attend these meeting and may raise issues outside the designated meeting; but may only speak during the meeting by invitation.  They may also request that a matter be placed on the agenda for discussion at the next meeting.


Parish Councils are funded by what is known as a 'precept'.   This is a sum of money which is calculated and applied for annually, and is collected by ERYC on behalf of the Parish Council with the  Council Tax. The leaflet distributed with the Council Tax demand shows the amount paid annually by an average household in each parish. Expenditure includes insurance of Parish Council assets, maintenance of village projects, Audit fees, the Clerk's salary and other minor expenses.   A detailed annual return accounting for the use of finances must be produced and submitted to the Audit Commission each year.

Fresh Snow

The Councillors have created a community emergency plan that should be activated in response to an incident or event e.g. heavy snow. This is for all parishioners to read and is aimed to help reduce any negative impact / effect on the community.


The Parish Council have also created a whatsapp group to share useful village information, particularly in times of bad weather. If any parishioners would like to be included in this group, please email your name and mobile number to