council head

The Clerk

Clerk to the council is :  Mr David Palmer, Dalegarth,  The Green,  Glaisdale, Whitby,  N Yorkshire,  YO21 2PW

Tel : 01947  897481                  Email :


The Clerk is the Principle Officer of the council and is responsible for ensuring that the councils' activities, decisions and procedures are carried out in accordance with the law and with due regard to any council standing orders currently in force. The Clerk is reponsible for compiling agendas and producing accurate minutes of all council meetings. The Clerk is also responsible for ensuring all council decisions are acted upon and monitored to their conclusion and for dealing with all correspondence.

In most parish councils (including Glaisdale) the Clerk is also the Responsible Financial Officer (RFO) and is responsible for the finances of the council and maintaining accurate accounts as required in law. This entails dealing with all income and expenditure, producing statements of account and preparing accounts for internal and external audit, liaising with District and County Authorities, Auditors, HMRC and any creditors/debtors that the council may have.

The Clerk does not have any 'voice' in the council proceedings, ie. he can not raise matters for consideration by the council, nor can he engage in, or interfere in any discussion or decision making in relation to any matter being discussed (other than to advise on matters of legality or procedure).




Councillors - Glaisdale Ward

Mr S W Thompson : Chairman

Postgate Lodge, Glaisdale, Whitby, N Yorkshire, YO21 2PZ

Tel : 01947 897962     email :

Mr C Pearson : Member

Hill House Farm, Glaisdale, Whitby, N Yorkshire, YO21 2QS

Tel :  01947 897372    email :

Mr C Featherstone : Member

Sunnyside, Underhill, Glaisdale, Whitby, N Yorkshire, YO21 2PF

Tel :    01947 897624   email :

Mr R M Norris : Member

Stonehaven, Hall Lane, Glaisdale, Whitby, N Yorkshire,  YO21 2PR

Tel : 01947 897521     email :



Councillors - Lealholm Ward

Mrs C Hatch: Member

Prospect House, Great Fryupdale, Lealholm, Whitby, N Yorkshire,  YO21 2AS

Tel : 01947 897637     email :

Mr N Hopwood : Vice Chairman

The Old Barn, Houlsyke, Whitby, N Yorkshire,  YO21 2LH

Tel : 01287 660579     email :

Mr M  Foord : Member

Wild Slack Farm,  Fryup, Whitby, N Yorkshire,  YO21 2AW

Tel : 01947 897420     email :

Your District / County Councillors

Scarborough Borough Council ~ Danby Ward ; North York Moors National Park Authority

Cllr C Pearson : Member

Hill House Farm, Glaisdale, Whitby, N Yorkshire, YO21 2QS

Tel :  01947 897372      email :


North Yorkshire County Council, Esk Valley Division.

Cllr Mrs H G Swiers

Bickley Gate House, Bickley, Scarborough, YO13 0LL

Tel : 01723 882438       email :



Your Member of Parliament

Member of Parliament

Robert Goodwill MP

House of Commons' London, SW1 A 0AA

Tel 0207219 3489
Fax 0207219 8108       email :


Also at :

Scarborough and Whitby Conservatives, 21 Huntriss Row, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2ED

Tel : 01723 365656