Welcome to Heworth Without Parish Council

Heworth Without is a semi-rural area approximately one and a half miles North-east of York City Centre. It sits within City of York Council's Heworth without Ward (further information can be found at: https://www.york.gov.uk/heworthwithoutward) and at the bottom of our home page.  Look for Find out where you live.

The Parish consists of around 850 dwellings, primarily bungalows and semi detached properties, mostly built in the extensive post war development period up to the late 1960’s and early 1970’s. The Parish, which is relatively low lying apart from at the north-eastern end, extends northwards to Monk Stray with Bad Bargain Lane forming the parish boundary with Osbaldwick. The Western limits of the parish are around the inter war development (NE of Hemplands Lane and Woodlands Grove) and the East is bordered by Tang Hall Beck and associated farmland. Archaeological evidence suggests that there was once a Roman settlement in this area, with Stockton Lane perhaps being part of a Roman Road linking York with the market town of Malton.


There is currently a vacancy on Heworth Without Parish Council.

The council can now fill the vacancy by co-option, which is a process whereby the council considers applications from interested persons and can then select someone to fill the seat.

If you want to find out about what councillors do and how they go about it, please contact

Gayle Enion-Farrington, Clerk to the Parish

via email clerk.hwpc@gmail.com or Tel: 07422961495

If you are interested in becoming a parish councillor, please write to the parish council (via the clerk) and include a few details of why you would like to become a councillor.

Deadline for applications to the above email address by Midnight on Thursday 14th October 2021.

The work of a councillor is quite substantial.

If appointed, you will attend initial councillor training, and further courses depending on your role in the council. You’ll be invited to offer community service, such as litter-picking, delivering the newsletter, or using your IT or DIY skills for small jobs. Between meetings you will be discussing issues with other councillors, informally or in working parties on bespoke projects. It’s not just turning up for a meeting once a month!

Meetings are 3rd Monday each month at Heworth Without Community Centre, but during the pandemic they were via zoom and communication via email is a huge part of the role.

Councillors are often retired people, because they have the time available. However, that tends to give the Council a limited view of what the community needs. We also want to attract people that represent age ranges and back grounds of all residents within the parish and spread the net as widely as possible, so please tell your friends or family members about this vacancy, especially if you think they have something unique to offer.

As you can see, the job is potentially a very interesting one, serving the community, meeting people, and doing a range of activities.

The co-option policy is on the website under documents.

If after reading the information carefully, you think it’s for you, write to the Council, via the Clerk, email address is on the advert, explaining why you would like to be a councillor, and what you think you could offer.

You will be invited to attend an interview by Zoom or in person, where you will be asked to give a short introduction about yourself, and answer a few questions from the councillors present. After that, the Council will quickly make a decision about the appointment.

If still interested apply by midnight on Thursday 14th October 2021.








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Heworth Without Parish is within Heworth Without Ward

Heworth Without village was historically part of the North Riding of Yorkshire until 1974. It was then a part of the district of Ryedale in North Yorkshire from 1974 until 1996. Since 1996 it has been part of the City of York unitary authority.  Find out where you liveClick on the link below  (York View) - make sure you click on 'Council and Democracy' and then click on 'Ward' and 'Parish' and finally type in your postcode and you can clearly see which you reside in.

YorkView (arcgis.com)

Heworth Without Ward is outlined by the Outer boundary. 

The Inner boundary is the Heworth Without Parish, which is located inside Heworth Without Ward.  Heworth Without Parish Council is responsible only for Heworth Without Parish. 

Cllr Nigel Ayre oversees Heworth Without Ward.