Long Preston Parish Council

your first tier of local government

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our aims

Mission Statement

Long Preston Parish Council is fully committed to protect, maintain and enhance the community within the Parish.


1) Maintain and improve the council owned land, buildings and parish amenities, acquire as appropriate additional land or buildings, Continue to build financial reserves to achieve these objectives with the over riding aim of getting value for money on each and every parish council project

2) Consult with residents and organisations to enhance the life of our community abd ti enable an involved, empowered and active citizenship through community involvement, reaching out to hard to reach groups and seeking the views of young people.

3) improve our internet facilities and develop a parish council web site detailing all council services and activities

4) Obtain Quality Council status.

5)Work closely with the District and County Council Planning Departments on all planning matters and carefully monitor such applications.

6) To ensure that the Parish Council has relevant and up to date policies to cover inter alia:- Social media and dispensations; Budgetary; Communiactions; Contracts; Environment and planning; Asset accumulation and planning and Stakeholder review

7)To raise the image and reputation of the Parish Council through:- inviting residents to be acttively involved at our meetings; encourage usage of the web site; provision of a newsletter in hard copy and online; to issue press releases covering the activities of the parish council and to set up a regular clinic for the public to meet with the parish council members.

ACTION PLAN 2015 – 2019

First thing to be done is to issue a village wide questionnaire to establish priorites and strategy re the action plan

The below are examples of potential actions.

1) .Register all parcels of parishg Council owned land at the Land registry

2) Identify and utilize for the public benefit all area’s of Parish council land and common land

3) Develop and implement an Environmental policy

4) Create a register of parish council assets and create a prioritized system for their upkeep and renewal

5) Consider the provision of allotments and car parks for the Village

6) Establish and agree a budgetary reserves policy

7) Consider in conjunction with the appropriate authorities facilities for the youth, and consider with Craven District Council facilities for the elderly.

8) Consider what inititiatives the Parish Council can introduce to promote tourism to the Village

9) Establish a volunteer group prepared to introduce computers and the internet to the elderly residents in the community.

10) Review and identify financial projects in order of preference and the policy for financial reserves.

11) Review the potential for Affordable Housing

12) Decide whether to put properties forward for inclusion on the Community assets register

13) Support groups and organisations whose activities enhance community life.

14) Get value for money contracts in place to maintain parish council assets.

15) Consider the future of the playing fields 16) Consider traffic control measures

17) Consider the renewal of the street lighting 18) Consider the provision of benches

19) Consider the provision of social/village orientate events ie: Sports events, Halloween / Bonfire Night ,Village Street/ Green Party, Children’s events, Village History, duck races, Walks / Rambles, Christmas / Santa’s Grotto

the council


Marijke Hill (Clerk)

4 Penny Green | Settle
BD24 9BT


Cllr Nick Tyrer (Chairman)

Cllr Nick Tyrer (Chairman)

Ingle House | 23 Main Street | Long Preston
BD23 4ND

Cllr Andy Kay (Vice-chairman)

Cllr Andy Kay (Vice-chairman)

Gelndair | Ribble Terrace | Long Preston
BD23 4PT

Cllr John Goodall

Cllr John Goodall

3 Devonshire Place | Long Preston
BD23 4NE

Cllr Paul Moorley

Cllr Paul Morley

16 Ribblesdale Estate | Long Preston
BD23 4RD

Cllr John Sturgess

Cllr John Sturgess

28 Main Street | Long Preston
BD23 4PH

Cllr John Sturgess

Cllr David Inglis

13 Ribblesdale Estate | Long Preston
BD23 4RD

You can see the register of interests for the members of Long Preston Parish Council here

in the news

Applications invited for hourly paid Parish Lengthsman

Long Preston Parish Council requires the services of a Lengthsman to work on village maintenance.

The duties will include but are not restricted to:

For more information or a tender document please contact the Parish Clerk (contact details below).

The deabline for submission of quotations is noon, Thursday 30th March 2017

Parish Clerk & RFO
Marijke Hill
4 Penny Green | Settle | North Yorkshire
BD24 9BT
01729 823723

Long Preston Grass Cutting Contract 2017

Long Preston Parish Council is inviting quotations to maintain 12 village greens, the Baptist Burial Ground and the grass verge along Lovers Walk by the Methodist Chapel. Please refer to maps 1, 2 & 3.on the website.

The contract is for 2017 with the possibility of a one year extension.

Quotes should be submitted by the 6th April 2017. 

The Council will provide a ride on lawn mower, handmower, trailer, fuel, road tax, a strimmer and accessories to carry out this work.  The contractor will provide all other tools for grass cutting such as edging equipment.

Job Specification

Village Greens, the Baptist Burial Ground & grass verge on Lovers Walk by the Methodist Chapel

General notes on the cut

General Notes

The Contractor shall receive monies from the Parish Council to purchase fuel and the contractor shall be responsible for purchasing fuel and will provide the Parish Council with a VAT receipt for the same.

The contractor will also be responsible for ensuring that the Mower will be looked after and maintained prior to and after each cut. The Parish Council will be responsible for servicing the mower.

Arrangements with the contractor



We would envisage that one complete cut of all parcels of land will take in the region of 1 day ( Between 6 – 8 hours). We require a price from you for each complete cut. You  will then multiply this by 26 ( the number of cuts )  to work out a yearly cost to the Parish Council. We do not require an hourly rate from you as this should be incorporated in the overall cost per cut. So if your cost per day is £50 the the yearly cost will be £50 x 26 = £1300. If your daily cost is £100 the the yearly cost will be £100 x 26 = £2600 .

Marijke Hill
Parish Clerk & RFO
4 Penny Green
North Yorkshire
BD24 9BT
01729 823723