Welcome to Murton Parish Council

Please go to the Coronavirus Information Page to read about the temporary arrangements in place with regard to Parish Council business.

The next Parish Council will be at 7.30 pm on Monday 2 November 2020.  We are hoping that this will be a face to face meeting in Murton Institute.  If Coronavirus restrictions preventing calling public meetings have not been lifted by then , this will be a virtual meeting.  Details  can be found here:  https://www.murton.org.uk/parish-council/meetings/

Councillor Co-option – following the retirement of a longstanding Parish Councillor Jack Caldwell of Hilton was co-opted onto the Parish Council at the meeting on 7 September 2020.


Parish Councils are the lowest tier of local government and are governed by law. The members of the Council are either elected or co-opted onto the Council. Murton Parish Council has seven Councillors covering the communities in Murton, Hilton, Brackenber, Coupland Beck, Langton Beck, Flakebridge and outlying areas of the Pennine fellside.

Murton Parish Council holds four Ordinary Meetings, the Annual Parish Council Meeting and at least one Annual Parish Meeting each year. All meetings are open to the public and there is an opportunity for members of the public to raise issues at the meeting. It is good practice for everyone to know in advance what is to be discussed. The Parish Council cannot vote or make a decision on an issue if it has not been published on the Agenda in advance of the meeting. If you have an issue that you would like to be discussed, please contact one of the Parish Councillors, at least two weeks before the meeting, and s/he will arrange for the item to be included on the Agenda.

Extraordinary meetings are held when a decision is needed on a matter with a deadline earlier than the next scheduled meeting.

The Agendas are published on the parish noticeboards and on the Meetings page of this website.
The meetings start at 7.30 pm and take place at Murton Institute (unless stated otherwise).

The Parish Council held its first virtual meeting on Monday 13 July to discuss pressing matters.  The next Ordinary Meeting is scheduled for Monday 7 September 2020.

The Annual Council Meeting usually held immediately prior to the Ordinary Meeting in May has been postponed until a suitable date later in the year.

If you have any issues you would like to raise please contact one of the Councilors, the Chairman or the Clerk of the Parish Council.  Contact details HERE.

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