© Drighlington Parish Council 2012
Welcome to the Drighlington Parish Council website.
The Council was formed some nine years ago and presently consists of Chair, Vice
Chair, eight Councillors and a clerk. Our main aim is to both improve and enhance
the "Village" for the benefit of all. Adult residents number approximately 4300.
Drighlington is situated midway between Leeds, Bradford, Wakefield and Halifax, and it's main claim to fame apart from being mentioned in the "Doomsday Book" (Dreslington) is Adwalton Common being the site of a battle in 1643 between the Royalists and Parliamentarians. Details of the battle are well documented in English Heritage.
Anual events we stage are Easter Egg hunt mainly aimed at children up to 11 years, a Family Funday usually in July with as many activities as possible (attendances usually around the 3000 mark), switch on of the Christmas Tree lights and carol singing. We have also created a "Quiet Garden" which is planted with over 30 "Remember Me" roses. This enables those who wish to sit and reflect. A Multi Use Games area and Skate Board park have also been created primarily for older children; this augments a pre existing play area for the younger ones.
Cllr Arthur Thornton, Chair.
The latest news and happenings in and around Drighlington that will be of interest to residents.
A list of the Drighlington Parish Councillors together with their responsibilities and contact details. Also includes details of the Clerk to the Council.
Parish Council Public Meetings are open to ALL residents of Drighlington and are held on the third Monday of the month, in the Meeting Hall, Moorland Rd, Drighlington and begin at 7.30pm.
Our village is a lively place and there's usually something happening. Here you'll find a list of forthcoming events arranged by the Parish Council and other organisations in the village.
The Library is an important part of the community and the closure would be a big loss to the village. Friends of Drighlington Community are fighting to keep Drighlington Library open.
The village has many groups who help preserve our community spirit and bring people together. Here you will find details of community groups and some useful local amenities.
The village’s War Memorial was re-dedicated on Sunday 8th July 2012 on the newly renovated site at the junction of Whitehall Road and Whitehall Grove.
The Parish Council issues a quarterly newsletter which is delivered free to all households in the village. Here you'll find articles and information from the most recent issues.