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Welcome to Church Fenton

Church Fenton is an historic North Yorkshire farming village with a thriving community near to the market towns of Tadcaster and Selby. The location offers the benefits and tranquillity of a rural community, as well as being within easy travelling distance of the commercial and cultural opportunities of the nearby cities of Leeds and York, as well as great places of historical interest and heritage.

Church Fenton has a solid, friendly community spirit, having its own primary school and nursery, Jigsaws day care and out of school club. Church Fenton also has it's own Community Shop, as well as two churches, a popular public house offering food and an Indian restaurant within the mainline railway station.

Village life within Church Fenton has much to offer with football, cricket and bowls clubs, and for children rainbows, brownies, cubs and scouts.

The Village Hall is well used and is a meeting venue for a variety of local community groups and a place for regular evening entertainment.

All in all, there is a lot to enjoy in and about Church Fenton!

Church Fenton News

Following is the latest news regarding the village.

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Council News

Following is the latest news received from the Church Fenton Parish Council. For more detailed information regarding the Parish Council just check out the Parish Council web page.

Selby Local Plan - Preferred Options Consultation period

Selby District Council is asking people to get involved in ambitious long-term plans about new homes, business growth and local services such as schools. It’s part of the development of a new Local Plan. This will set a framework for future development in the district up to 2040. It’ll be used by the Council to guide decisions on planning applications and to support work with developers.

The consultation is taking place now, until 12 March. Residents, businesses and community groups can get involved by visiting www.selby.gov/localplan. Following the consultation exercise the comments received will inform the final version of the plan which will be subject to further consultation before it is sent to the Secretary of State when it will be subject to examination by an independent inspector.

​Consultation Events
Due to current Covid-19 restrictions, there will be two virtual public meetings. The purpose of these sessions will be to provide information about the Local Plan including the proposed "preferred" sites. These sessions will also provide members of the public with a chance to ask questions. Use the links below to attend the meetings.

11 February 2021 (Starts at 6:30pm)

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16 February 2021 (Starts at 6:30pm)

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You will be able to join the links in advance of the meeting starting.

Should you have any issues accessing the live event please contact the Planning Policy Team by: email to localplan@selby.gov.uk; or by phone to 01757 292134.

NOTICE OF VACANCY in office of Councillor


that pursuant to section 87(2) of the Local Government Act 1972 a casual vacancy has arisen in the Office of Councillor for the said Parish.

If by 18 March, 2021 (14 days excluding Dies Non, after the date of this notice) a request for an election to fill the vacancy is made in writing to the Returning Officer, Selby District Council, Civic Centre, Doncaster Road, Selby YO8 9FT by TEN electors for the said Parish, an election will be held to fill the said vacancy, otherwise the vacancy will be filled by co-option.

If an election is called, it will take place as soon as practicable and in line with the Local Government and Police Crime Commissioner (Coronavirus) (Postponement of Elections and Referendums) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020.

Dated 26 February, 2021

Georgina Ashton

Georgina Ashton
Granstable House
Biggin Lane
Little Fenton
Sherburn in Elmet
LS25 6HQ

Temporary Bridge at Great Brigg, Main Street

The Parish Council have received confirmation from NYCC Highways Dept that the repairs and works on the bridge will start immediately after the Easter bank holiday. Updates will be provided as and when received.