Drighlington Parish Council

The Council was formed in 2004 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.Battle Station 1 Details of the battle are well documented in English Heritage.

Annual 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.


The latest news and happenings in and around Drighlington that will be of interest to residents.


Parish Council Meetings are open to ALL residents of Drighlington and are held on the third Monday of the month, in the Meeting Hall on Moorland Rd.

Our Village

Here you will find information regarding the War Memorial, Library, Allotments as well as some photos of our village


Here you'll find a list of forthcoming events arranged by the Parish Council and other organisations in the village.


A list of  the Drighlington Parish Councillors together with their contact details. Also includes details of the Clerk to the Council.


The village has many groups who preserve our community spirit. Here you will find details of community groups and some useful local amenities.

Welcome to the Drighlington Parish Council website