Parish Council Vacancy

There is a vacancy on Hirst Courtney & West Bank Parish Council for a Parish Councillor (West Bank Ward). Please click on the Parish Council Vacancy tab for further details. The closing date for applications is midday on Monday 10th May 2021.

His Royal Highness, The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

It was with great sadness that Hirst Courtney & West Bank Parish Council learned of the death of His Royal Highness, The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. We extend sincere condolences to Her Majesty The Queen and Members of the Royal Family.

Hirst Courtney Play Park.

It has been brought to the notice of The Parish Council that deliberate criminal damage has been caused to the new play equipment. The damage was caused to the edge of the slide by a sharp instrument, possibly a knife, leaving it in a very dangerous condition. The equipment has now been made safe.


Upon further examination an attempt to carve initials has been discovered elsewhere on the equipment .


The Parish Council have reported the matter to North Yorkshire Police.
Could villagers please be vigilant and report any suspicious behaviour in the Play Park to the Police.


An incident log number will be posted on this platform in due course.

Dog Fouling

Repeated cases of dog fouling on Main Street, between the War Memorial and Back Lane, have been reported to the Parish Council. The Parish Council work in partnership with Selby District Council and have therefore informed them of the issue.

Selby District Council have adopted the Anti-Social Behaviour Crime and Policing Act 2014. Under this it is an offence to fail to clear up the mess made by a dog which is in your charge on any designated land in Selby district. The maximum penalty for this offence is a fine of £1000.

Designated land is all land to which the public have a right of access.

The following are not acceptable excuses:

  • Being unaware of the fouling;
  • Not being with the dog at the time; or
  • Not having any suitable equipment to remove the mess.

This means that Selby District Council have the potential to prosecute owners who let their dogs roam unattended.

Annual Spring Clean!

A big thank you to all those who took part in the Annual Spring Clean on the 17th February. In total fourteen bags of rubbish were collected from Hirst Courtney and West Bank. Thank you to Selby District Council for providing the equipment and bin bags.

Speeding Motorists Through Hirst Courtney & West Bank

The Parish Council are collecting evidence of motorists speeding through Hirst Courtney & West Bank in a bid to resolve this long standing issue.

If you see a speeding vehicle please report the time and date of the incident to the parish council  by emailing: clerk@hirstcourtney.co.uk .  If possible please include a description of the vehicle(s) and number plate(s).