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Council notices:

The next monthly meeting of the Parish Council will be Tuesday 14th January 2020 at 7pm. You can find our meeting documents here.

In our December meeting we agreed dates for the collection of 2020 allotment rents. We have considered new charges and our correspondence has gone out. We will be collecting these rents on Saturday 18th January 2020 so please make sure you make prompt and timely payment.

In our November meeting we received reports of dogs running free in both the Churchyard and Cemetery. Please note dogs are not allowed in the Churchyard whilst owners must keep dogs on a leash in the Cemetery and on the footpaths. Also as a matter of respect we would be thankful if dogs are not allowed to defecate in the grounds.

Following the recent resignation of one of our councillors, there is now a vacancy on the council for a new parish councillor. If you want to express an interest or find out more then please contact our clerk here.

Library notices:

You can visit the library’s dedicated site (with information on opening hours) here.

Not been to the library before and unsure of what to expect? Take a virtual tour here

You can follow our Facebook page here for important library notices on your news feed

Community-wide notices:

The Climate Group are holding a meeting in the Royal Oak pub on Monday 13th January 2020 at 7pm to discuss how individuals can work together to address the issue of climate change. All are welcome to attend this topical discussion.

If you are struggling to cover costs from wages or benefits alone, All Saints Church has set up a food bank. The banks so far have been open on 6th and 20th December 2019 and 3 January 2020. The next bank will be held on Friday 17th January 2020, and then every fortnight thereafter from 5-6pm. If you would like to receive from, or donate to, the food bank, please ring 07834 997767

The National Coal Mining Museum is currently looking for volunteers and will be holding a Volunteer Open Day on Thursday 30th January 2020 between 10am-4pm. This is an opportunity for those people who might be interested in finding out more about the museum’s flexible and varied volunteer opportunities to come into the museum to talk to both staff and existing volunteers over a cup of tea or coffee. Potential volunteers will also receive a ‘look behind the scenes’ tour that is not usually available to the public.

Yorkshire Air Ambulance is looking for Community First Responders in the Crofton/Walton area. Working within a 3-5 mile radius these volunteers work alongside the ambulance service and can get to a patient’s side before the arrival of crew, being the first to administer life saving treatment. For more information see their flyer: 0066 CFR A5 Flyer and newsletter: CFR General Newsletter


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Welcome to Crofton Parish Council’s website

Hello and a very warm welcome to the new and updated website provided and managed by Crofton Parish Council. The site is still under construction in some areas however we do not anticipate it to be long before it has full functionality as currently envisaged.

Although this website has been created primarily to publicise the council’s operations, it has been designed with the end-user (a current or prospective resident of the village) in mind, and therefore looks at bringing together a holistic view of community life and engagement, of which the council forms an important part, so that residents may engage with all aspects of community life as desired.

Before using this site please ensure you familiarise yourself with our data protection policies found here and here and our Conditions of Use found here.

Please navigate using the page headers or search bar. Suggestions can be made here whilst general enquiries and matters to be included on the agenda for our monthly meetings can be sent from here.

Lastly, we would be grateful if you could please follow us on Facebook and Twitter and spread the word about this website! Please ensure your read our social media policy here.

Thank you,

Crofton Parish Council


December 2019 monthly meeting

This post is intended to provide a highlight of the monthly meeting which took place in December. For an official record of the meeting, please see our minutes section here: Council Documents > Monthly meeting documents > Monthly meeting minutes where the...

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Christmas lights switch-on 2019

The annual Christmas Lights switch-on at the Millennium Stone, Hare Park View was attended by an estimated 2-300 people on 3rd December 2019. Crofton Silver Band initiated the event, which commenced at 6.30pm, playing a number of carols. Councillor Chalkley then led...

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August 2019 Community Day

On 15 August 2019, a Community Day was held at Crofton churchyard and cemetery. The churchyard is part of the church and contains a number of older graves which surround the building. As you walk past the church towards Churchway, the council's cemetery is on the...

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November 2019 monthly meeting

This post is intended to provide a highlight of the monthly meeting which took place in November. For an official record of the meeting, please see our minutes section here: Council Documents > Monthly meeting documents > Monthly meeting minutes where the...

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Crofton by Numbers

Council members

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Number of residents in Crofton

Number of residents in Wakefield

Crofton residents as a percentage of Wakefield residents

Number of residents in Wakefield District

Crofton residents as a percentage of Wakefield District residents