Sowerby Parish Council News

Special Appeal in aid of the Pupils of Sowerby Primary Academy and Keeble Gateway Academy. Please see the public documents page under Parish News for a letter explaining the appeal.

Due to the current COVID19 restrictions and to ensure residents are not put at risk, the annual Carol Service around the tree in Sowerby will not take place this year. We hope to return to the normal event in 2021.

It is with regret, given the restrictions in place to protect our community during the COVID19 pandemic, that the service, parade and wreath laying normally associated with Remembrance Sunday will not take place in its usual format this year. Please rest assured that Sowerby Parish Council, along with other organisations, will continue to mark the occasion with a private wreath laying ceremony, following current social distancing guidelines. We hope to be able to commemorate in the usual way in 2021

Take part in our Treasure Hunt around Sowerby, just a bit of fun for all members of the family this Bank Holiday weekend. Find the hunt in our Public Documents page under General Information.

Community Works are supporting the local community and co-ordinating help for vulnerable residents during the COVID 19 restrictions. Please see their details under Public Documents - Parish News

Sowerby Parish Council will continue to undertake its usual role and will provide any help it is able to residents who need it. However, during the current situation, the office will not be open to the public. Please use the website or Facebook for any contact or email

All documents relating to the Parish Council meetings are listed under Public Documents

Our office is now situated in the Town Hall building next to the main doors and shared with the Community Minibus Association. Usual opening hours are Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 9.30am to Midday.

Agenda for the February Meeting available on the website under public documents

The meeting scheduled for 12th December will now take place on Thursday 19th December

The Agenda for the November Ordinary Meeting of the Parish Council is now available

Sowerby and Topcliffe: Peter Bardon and Mark Stewart Robson of the Conservative Party have been elected. Please follow the link to see the details:

Recent Sowerby Sports Village Community Briefing is available under documents

An update from the District Council on progress on the Sports Village is now available under Parish News on the documents page.

Most recent Meeting Main Discussion Points are now available under public documents

Minutes July 2018 approved at last weeks meeting are available under PDFs

Minutes are available from 10th May ordinary meeting under Public Documents.

Here's a link to a clear description of what can and can't be recycled:

The agenda for the ordinary meeting on 9th February is available under Public Documents.