Wheldrake Parish Council

Representing the local community, working to get the best value from local services and striving to protect the local environment and greenbelt

Who we are

  • Sally Look

    Sally Look

    Parish Council Clerk

  • Suzie Mercer

    Suzie Mercer

    Chairman (Wheldrake Parish Council)
    York Local Plan (CYC Working Group)
    Ward Councillor (Wheldrake Ward - Conservative)
    YLCA York Branch (Representative)

  • Rex Jordan

    Rex Jordan

    Financial Officer (Wheldrake Parish Council)
    Planning Committee (Committee Member)

  • Rob Arnold

    Rob Arnold

    YAGA Representative

  • Chris Barber

    Chris Barber

    Website Manager

  • Ben Gilligan

    Ben Gilligan

    Planning Committee (Committee Member)
    Children’s Play Area (Inspector)

  • Paul Hodgson

    Paul Hodgson

    Planning Committee (Committee Member)
    Sandholes Wood (Warden)

Contact us

By post

Sally Look
Wheldrake Parish Clerk
The Old Post Office
72 Main Street
YO19 6AA


01904 449182

What we do

Wheldrake Parish Council's purpose is to improve well-being in the community and to help provide better services to people living in the parish

It does this by:

- Providing some local services

- Passing on the views of local people

- Protecting the environment and the greenbelt

The council has a range of discretionary powers, including raising a precept – a form of council tax used to fulfil duties and raise funding on occasion for community driven projects.

The council:

- Liaises with City of York Council and comments on all planning applications

- Represents village interests with other groups

- Manages village assets such as the playground

- Supports village organisations

The Council has limited direct power but it voices grass-roots opinion. It negotiates with and influences organisations who make the final decisions.


Meetings typically take place on the last Wednesday of the month, starting at 7.30pm in Church Cottage (unless otherwise stated). Members of the public are free to join the meeting and listen in to council business. The agenda for the meeting is posted three working days prior to the meeting. There will be an audio recording taken of meetings to improve minute taking and provide greater clarity on how decisions are reached.

If you would like to have an item added to the agenda or speak at the meeting, then please contact the Parish Clerk

Upcoming meetings


Other useful community related website and social media links can be found here. If you want a site added here, please contact the parish clerk with details. Please note that only community (Wheldrake Parish) related sites can be accommodated. Site owners are responsible for content, quality and accessibility.


Wheldrake Parish Council List of Assets

WPC List of Assets (as of 19th June 2016)