Welcome to 

Bishop Monkton 

Parish Council

Next Meeting:

The next Ordinary Parish Council Meeting will take place on Thursday 16th January in the Bishop Monkton Methodist School Room at 6.15 pm.  A Public Participation Session will take place at 6.00 pm.

The agenda will be posted here nearer the time.

Please click the below link to see the Agenda. 


Recent News

Apply to join the North Yorkshire Local Access Forum

Are you:

Interested in rights of way and green spaces to explore and enjoy the countryside?
Keen to help shape the future of rural and urban paths, and open access land?
Able to represent land owners and managers, or access users, or other interests?
Able to spare a morning every four months or so?

North Yorkshire Local Access Forum are currently recruiting new members.
People with a passion for the country side and interested in exploring their neighbourhoods are invited to apply. 

The Forum is an independent body that advises North Yorkshire County Council, and other relevant bodies, on how people can make the most of opportunities for getting out and about in the great outdoors. 
It brings together representatives of land managers, users and other relevant fields or areas of interest to watch over and help shape the future of
footpaths, bridleways, byways, open access land and other green spaces within North Yorkshire outside of the boundaries of the two National Parks. 

If you feel that, in a voluntary capacity, you could contribute to the Forum’s work by becoming involved as a Member.

To ensure the Forum represents the varying aspects of ‘access’ both to the countryside and in urban areas, applicants are sought who are interested in any of the following:

Walking and Rambling
Land Owners, Managers and Farming     
Running and/or Orienteering      
Nature Conservation and Environment     
Cycling and Mountain Biking
Rural / Local Business   
Equestrian pursuits (riding or driving)    
Motorised vehicle and motor bike use  
Health promotion
Water based activities and sports    
Youth Services / Organisations
Local Authority
Disabled and Disadvantaged Groups
Ethnic Minority Communities      
Public Transport

The closing date for applications is 8th November 2019.  To apply, request an information pack and application form via email from: Melanie.Carr1@northyorks.gov.uk  or telephone 01609 533849

Did you know?


Our projects

Check out the 'Our Projects' page for regular updates and photos from the Parish Council.


Traffic calming measures update

Update: 10th August 2019

The Parish Council the Parish Council have received some information about the legality for Parish Councils to purchase a Vehicle Activated Sign from North Yorkshire County Council. This was forwarded to YLCA by the Clerk who has requested for legal advice on this. The YLCA have responded and confirmed they will be receiving information from their solicitor and will be contacting all Parish Councils as soon possible on this matter. 

Update from Parish Councillors

Dear Residents of Bishop Monkton, 

The Parish Council is aware that many residents are concerned with the speed of vehicles driving through
Bishop Monkton. The Parish Council is currently working with Councillor Harrison from North Yorkshire County Council to improve this.

At present, the Councillors are researching effective speed calming measures including the following:

A speed matrix sign that can be moved to different sites in the village. 
A mini roundabout at the junction
A Community Speedwatch Scheme
Realigning the lines at the junction
A STOP sign at the junction

Please be assured that their aim is to improve the safety of local residents and are working on this as a matter of urgency. 

Bishop Monkton Village recycling bins

The recycling bins/skips have now been removed from the Village Hall.


New road markings
The road markings at the crossroads have now been replaced.