Have your say on the Community Governance Review for unparished areas of Harrogate and Scarborough, including anomalous boundary areas of Eastfield, Newby and Scalby and Osgodby

On 1 April 2023, a new unitary authority, North Yorkshire Council that will deliver all local services, will replace North Yorkshire County Council, Scarborough Borough Council, Harrogate Borough Council, along with the county’s five other district councils.

A central pledge in the bid for a new unitary authority was “double devolution”. This will enable town and parish councils the opportunity to take on greater responsibilities.  Currently, parts of Scarborough and Harrogate towns do not have a parish or town council that could choose to take on these responsibilities.

We are now undertaking a Community Governance Review of Harrogate and Scarborough unparished areas. This will help us to make recommendations on whether to parish those areas or not, and how best to address some anomalous boundary areas at Eastfield, Newby and Scalby and Osgodby.  

A Community Governance Review includes two stages of consultation. Stage one of the consultation is now closed, and has formed the basis of draft recommendations for the areas. See information about the review and the draft recommendations.

We are now at stage two of the consultation, where we are seeking residents’ views on those draft recommendations.

Links to each of the area specific stage two consultation surveys are listed below:

This consultation closes 5 May 2023.