The Council

Formed in 1999, Horsforth Town Council has served the local community for over twenty years and is the first point of contact for any Horsforth resident raising a community issue. The Town Council is made up of 22 Councillors, all of whom live locally or close to Horsforth. Councillors are a good cross section of the community and bring a range of skills and experience, along with local knowledge, to our role. As democratically elected public servants, we commit their time without pay, to create a Horsforth that benefits all who live here.

Horsforth Town Council recognise the unique character of Horsforth and work hard to keep it looking its best, from the flower troughs and hanging baskets on the three main streets to the Town Clock by Hall Park. They organise a number of events through the year for local residents which include brass bands in Hall Park in the summer, the Civic Service with Churches together, and the Christmas Lights Switch on Event.

Horsforth Town Council works towards ever closer ties with the local community and has provided a number of community groups and with sponsorship or grants. We welcome residents with ideas for new initiatives or who want to get more involved for their local community. See the "Get Involved with your Council" pages.

Horsforth Town Council recognises the importance of the unique character of Horsforth and its conservation areas. They are a statutory consultee for all new planning applications and have worked for many years to achieve the adoption of a neighbourhood plan for Horsforth. The neighbourhood plan will not only bring in more revenue for Horsforth but means that Leeds City Council have to refer to the neighbourhood plan when considering new planning developments within the Horsforth area. 

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