Parish Council

tree on coronation green


The Hovingham with Scackleton Parish Council are a statutory body responsible for the villages of Hovingham and Scackleton. These responsibilities include the village cemetery, grass cutting and general village maintenance.

The Parish Council comprises of 7 councillors; 5 for Hovingham and 2 for Scackleton.

Hovingham Councillors (5)
Phil Chapman - Chair
Ian Battersby - Vice-Chair
Mark Wilson
Monica Gripaios
Robert Wainwright

Scackleton Councillors (2)
Rob Matthews
Wendy Swann

The Parish Council are ably supported by Mrs. Sue Wainwright the Parish Clerk, and our Responsible Finance Officer (RFO), who should be initially contacted about matters relating to the Council, who also are responsible for the Village Cemetery. A list of charges and regulations is available <here>.


The Parish Council normally meet 6 times a year on the 2nd Wednesday of alternate months from January. All meetings start at 7pm in the Community Room of the Hovingham Village Hall, except for the July meeting which is held in St. Georges Church in Scackleton. The May meeting is the "Annual Meeting” of the Council, at which a Chairman’s report and Annual Accounts are presented and officers elected for the Council. The latest reports are available below.

Parish Councillors are elected for four-year terms; the last election took place in May 2015.

Residents of the parishes of Hovingham and Scackleton are welcome to attend any of the meetings of the Parish Council. It would be appreciated if you would please notify the Parish Clerk at least one day in advance if you would like to ask a specific question of the Parish Council.

Parish Council Meetings 2017-2018
9th May (Annual) 2018
14th March 2018
10th January 2018
8th November 2017 Agenda DRAFT Minutes Finance Hovingham Action Group Report on Meetings Structure
13th September 2017 Agenda  Minutes Finance Hovingham Action Group Village Hall Constitution Proposal
12th July 2017 (Scackleton) Agenda Minutes Finance Hovingham Action Group Car Park Summary Village Hall Constitution Meeting Notes

10th May 2017 Agenda Minutes Budget Hovingham Action Group Scackleton Action Group Cemetery Charges Village Hall Wall Proposal
Parish Council Meetings 2016-2017
10th May 2017 (Annual) Agenda DRAFT Minutes Annual Finance Chairman's Report
8th March 2017 Agenda Minutes Finance Hovingham Action Group Budget Village Hall Constitution Clock Winder Project
18th January 2017 Agenda Minutes Finance Hovingham Action Group Scackleton Action Group
9th November 2016 Agenda Minutes Finance Hovingham Action Group
14th September 2016 Agenda Minutes Finance Hovingham Action Group
13th July 2016
(Scackleton)
Agenda Minutes Finance Hovingham Action Group
4th May 2016 Agenda Minutes Finance Hovingham Action Group
Parish Council Meetings 2015-2016
4th May 2016
(Annual)
Agenda Minutes Finance
9th March 2016 Agenda Minutes Finance Hovingham Action Group
20th January 2016 Agenda Minutes Finance Hovingham Action Group
11th November 2015 Agenda Minutes Finance Hovingham Action Group
23rd September 2015 Agenda Minutes Finance Hovingham Action Group
8th July 2015
(Scackleton)
Agenda Minutes Finance Hovingham Action Group
13th May 2015 Agenda Minutes Finance Hovingham Action Group
Parish Council Meetings 2014-2015
13th May 2015
(Annual)
Agenda Minutes Finance
11th March 2015 Agenda Minutes Finance Hovingham Action Group
14th January 2015 Agenda Minutes Finance Hovingham Action Group
12th November 2014 Agenda Minutes Finance Hovingham Action Group
10th September 2014 Agenda Minutes Finance Hovingham Action Group
16th July 2014
(Scackleton)
Agenda Minutes Finance Hovingham Action Group
14th May 2014 Agenda Minutes Finance Hovingham Action Group
Parish Council Meetings 2013-2014
14th May 2014
(Annual)
Agenda Minutes Finance
12th March 2014 Agenda Minutes Finance Hovingham Action Group
8th January 2014 Agenda Minutes Finance Hovingham Action Group
6th November 2013
18th September 2013
10th July 2013
(Scackleton)
8th May 2013

Annual Return
Year ending 31st March 2017 - Annual Return, Bank Reconciliation, Explanation of Variances and Councillor Responsibilities & Property Assets
Year ending 31st March 2016 - Annual Return, Bank Reconciliation, Explanation of Variances and Councillor Responsibilities & Property Assets
Year ending 31st March 2015 - Annual Return, Bank Reconciliation and Explanation of Variances
Our transparency record of Parish Council papers are on the Ryedale District Council's Democracy website here

District and County Councillors
Ryedale District Council; our Councillor is Robert Wainwright
North Yorkshire County Council; our Councillor Caroline Goodrick