About

Haworth, Cross Roads & Stanbury Parish Council

Our Parish Council is a non-party political body which prides itself on focusing on the needs of the community without fear or favour.

The Council meets every six weeks throughout the year. While most of the meetings are staged at the Village Hall on Butt Lane in Haworth, we hold both main Full Council Meetings and Committee Meetings in both Cross Roads and Stanbury on a regular basis.

The Council has three Committees who look after specific areas of Council activity these are Environment, Finance and Overview and Planning.  We also set up Working Groups to address specific issues and currently have a Neighbourhood Development Plan Steering Group who are actively progressing the development of a Neighbourhood Development Plan for the Parish.

The Planning Committee meets every three weeks. It is a statutory body and, while it doesn’t possess any planning powers, it is an advisory body to the Bradford Council Planning Department and Planning Committee.

The Finance and Overview Committee must meet four times a year but often convenes more often. It considers in detail the Council’s financial health and planning and makes recommendations for spending to the Council.

There are twelve elected or co-opted Councillors and we have two part time staff: a clerk and a road lengthsman for the Stanbury area.

Our Council helps provide ‘seed’ capital for local groups who want to extend their reach or start new activities for the benefit of the community as well as supporting groups who want to establish themselves within our parish.

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