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Council and Democracy

  • Your Council

    Overview of the governance and management of Craven District Council ; including information on Councillors, Council Meetings, and the Senior Management Team

  • Councillors

    Your councillor is elected to represent you and your community to Craven District Council. Councillors can make a difference to the quality of people's daily lives.

  • Devolution explained - what it means for Craven

    What does devolution mean for us? The Government is offering groups of councils in England the chance to have greater responsibility and control over decisions and spending in their region. This process of transferring powers and decisions to a more local level is called devolution.

  • Committees - calendar, minutes, agendas, reports

    All Council and Committee documents can be found on the pages below. Downloads about committee memberships, and the powers delegated to committees and officers are shown on the right-hand side of this page.

  • Complaints and Comments

    Craven District Council is committed to providing the highest level of service to all our customers. The purpose of the Complaints Procedure is to help us continually improve our services.

  • ballot boxElections, Voting and Electoral Registration

    Elections, Voting and Electoral Registration

    Find out all about Elections; register to vote; how to vote; postal and proxy voting; and past election results

  • Corporate Governance

    Governance is all about how local government bodies ensure that they are doing the right things, in the right way, for the right people; in a timely, inclusive, open and accountable manner. It comprises the systems, processes, cultures and values that are in place to direct and control what they do and account to and engage with their communities.

  • Council Plan and Priorities

    The Council has agreed its vision and priorities for the financial years 2017 to 2020. These are are set out in the Council Plan 2017 - 2020.

  • Corporate Leadership Team

    You can contact the Council's Corporate Leadership Team via the Chief Executive's PA on telephone: 01756 706204 or

  • Council news

    Current news from Craven District Council and a press release archive.

  • Customer Services

    Information on the extending range of services we provide at the Customer Service Centre at 1 Belle Vue Square, Broughton Road, Skipton, BD23 1FJ.

  • Get InvolvedGet Involved
  • Rights of access to information

    These pages on the website cover access to information under legislation covering Data Protection, Freedom of Information and Environmental Information Regulations.

  • Petitions

    We welcome petitions and recognise that they are one way in which people can let us know their concerns. Anyone who lives, works or studies within the Craven District, including people under 18, can sign or organise a petition and trigger a response.

  • 1 Belle Vue SquareVisiting Craven District Council - how to find us!

    Visiting Craven District Council - how to find us!

    Craven District Council and most Skipton based North Yorkshire County Council offices are located at 1 Belle Vue Square, Skipton.

  • Wards and Parishes

    A list of Craven District Wards, each of which is made up of one or more Parishes or part of a Parish.

  • Credit card paymentPay Invoices Online

    Pay Invoices Online

    Pay invoices from Craven District Council securely and quickly online

  • Anti - fraud and corruption

    Craven District Council is determined to protect itself, its employees and the public from fraud and corruption. In order to do this, the Council is committed to establishing a strategy for the prevention and detection of fraud and corruption, and where necessary, for pursuing allegations of fraud and corruption. The Anti - Fraud and Corruption Strategy sets out our overall approach. This is supported by the Whistleblowing Policy and the Anti-Money Laundering Policy.

  • The CDC website

    Information on usage, accessibility, and cookies.

  • Register of gifts and hospitality

    Information relating to gifts and hospitality offered to councillors and officers of Craven District Council