Notice of Community Governance Review

Ryedale District Council has commenced a Community Governance Review in response to a request from Malton Town Council to increase the number of elected parish councillors from 10 to twelve.

Ryedale District Council is now conducting the first stage of the review process and is inviting residents and interested organisations to submit their views on the above issue.  We would like to know what people living or working in Malton think of these proposals.

From Friday 23rd November 2018 you can have your say by visiting:- where you can find the background to the review and our secure online form, email us at or write to;

Council Solicitor and Monitoring Officer, Ryedale District Council, Ryedale House, Malton, YO17 7HH

Please state your name and address clearly.  Your reply must reach us no later than 5pm on Friday 19th January 2019.  Any submissions received after this date, or any representations submitted anonymously, will not be taken into account.

As part of the review, we are also required by law to make recommendations on other electoral arrangements for the town council.  This includes the year in which ordinary parish council elections are held, dividing the parished areas into parish wards and the number of parish councillors to be elected for any such ward.

We’re proposing no change is made to the year of ordinary elections, as they currently coincide with district elections and elections to other parish councils in the district.  We’re also proposing that no parish warding should be introduced in the parish.  The Town Council support this proposal.

If approved, the change will come into effect on the date of the next scheduled parish council elections on 2nd May 2019.

Community Governance Review background info