Swillington Village Council

Parish councils were formed for many different reasons, a general move toward greater democracy and a desire to break the power of the Church of England over the lives of nonconformists and non-believers. A Bill was promoted to create parish councils, and after a difficult passage through parliament with many amendments and setbacks the Bill became The Local Government Act 1894. Swillington Village Council came into being at the first opportunity - and we're lucky enough to hold the minutes for almost every meeting since - including the beautifully handwritten minutes from the very first meeting.

The Village Council meets on the First Tuesday of each month with exception of August, when there is no meeting. Please note that owing to bank holidays that our next meeting will be on Wednesday the 2nd of January 2019. The agenda is below.
Calendar of meetings for 2019 click here


All planning applications for Swillington are considered at our Village Council Meetings. We work closely with the Planning Department of Leeds City Council. All applications considered at noted on the Parish Council Minutes and copies of the plans are archived at the Village Hall until the development is completed.


The Village Council Meetings take place in the Village Hall, located at the side of Swillington Primary School, Church Lane, Swillington, Leeds LS26 8DX. Meetings begin at 7.30PM. We look forward to seeing you!

Please note that we do not meet in August. 


The latest Agenda will be available to view by clicking on a link on this page a week before the meeting. However until this is completed the agenda found on this link will be from the previous meeting and will give you a flavour of the local issues discussed.

Please click on this link for the latest Agenda March 2019