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Welcome to the Strensall with Towthorpe Parish Council Web Site
Web site last updated 15th May 2013.
At the May Annual meeting members of the parish council thanked Mr Peter Jesse for his service to the council and community having joined the parish council 11 years ago and served as chairman since 2004.
At the monthly meeting on 14th May 2013 members welcomed Cath Edwards who was co-opted into the vacancy for a councillor.
For information about the Village Design Statement working group please click here
With effect from 1st October 2012 the administration of Strensall Cemetery will be dealt with by the Parish Clerk. Please click here for details.
The Police Report for March can be viewed by clicking on the Late News Item page.
FOUL DEEDS IN STRENSALL
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The Final versions of the Strensall Village, Strensall Railway Buildings and Towthorpe Conservation Areas can now be viewed by clicking on the appropriate link Strensall Village , Strensall Railway Buildings , Towthorpe.
At the December 2010 meeting of the Parish Council it was agreed to implement a criteria for applications for grant funding. Details of the criteria and a copy of the application form can be found by clicking on the following links.Criteria or Application
Public access to the Parish Office is available on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays between 2.00pm and 4.00pm.
For Information on Sports and Leisure activities visit www.strensalltigers.com about junior football and Strensall and Towthorpe Sports Association www.communigate.co.uk/york/strensallsports for Tennis and other activities.
To navigate through this web site please click on the links at the top of this page.
On the page titled The Parish Council you will find details of how local councils operate.
The page Councillors and Duties is a list of the current parish councillors and their responsibilities.
The page Calendar of Events shows details of the dates of parish council meetings and also provides a link to agendas and draft minutes of meetings. The hard copies of minutes are held by the parish clerk and are also available to view at Strensall Library.
The page Local Information provides details of local facilities.
And the final page Late News Items is a link to topical items being addressed by the parish council.
Strensall Village and the Hamlet of Towthorpe are located about six miles to the North of the City of York. They are in a semi-rural environment and are administered by the unitary authority of City of York Council. They have a total population of around 6500.
Strensall is referred to in the Doomsday book as Streonaeshalch, after Streona - a name, and halch - a corner of land. The land was owned by the Church an in particular the Bishops at York.
Towthorpe Hamlet was designated a conservation area by the Parish Council on 6th November 2001. It survives as a peaceful cluster of 19th Century, or earlier, brick farmhouses as well as more recently built properties. It includes Towthorpe Moat and Low Farmhouse which retains many original features.
The nearby Strensall Common is a National Nature reserve and a Sight of Special Scientific Interest. It is an example of a lowland heath land habitat and covers 500 hectares. Rare species of flora and fauna are to be found there including moths, flowers and ferns. To the south of the highway between Strensall and Flaxton the common is owned and exclusively used by the Ministry of Defence for military training. The public are welcome to use the facility but must not enter any Danger Area when the red flags are flying or red lights are exhibited.
Historically Towthorpe and Strensall were separate parishes but for many years they have been administered as one parish and are now one parish called Strensall with Towthorpe.
Both Strensall and Towthorpe are pleasant and quiet places for families and the Parish Council is committed to working with the community to improve lives and amenities.
Ordnance Survey Maps still show the extent of the boundaries of each Parish. Strensall Parish consisted of the area roughly just south of the York to Scarborough Railway. Towthorpe Parish consisted of the area from Towthorpe crossroads almost to the York to Scarborough Railway. The single parish is represented by 14 Councillors.
If you wish to become involved in the process of local government at parish level or to contribute with ideas for further improvements then please contact the Parish Council at the contact address provided below.
To Contact us:
Strensall with Towthorpe Parish Council
Robert Wilkinson School
Telephone - 01904 491569