30 June 2022 website updated - see below for our latest news The Parish Council is made up of seven elected members and employs a Parish Clerk. Parish Councillors are elected every four years. Their role is to represent local people and help provide local amenities and facilities. They have an active interest and concern for their local community and are not paid. The Parish Council liaises with Scarborough Borough Council, North Yorkshire County Council, the North York Moors National Park Authority and Yorkshire Local Councils Associations.
The Council aims to have an up to date record of meetings, contact details and news items, along with details of activities in the Parish. One of the legal obligations is to share information about finances and activities as the Council is subject to public scrutiny.
Annual Governance and Accountability Return 2021/22
The Local Audit & Accountability Act 2014 and the Accounts & Audit Regulations 2015 set out the responsibilities of all local councils in respect of their accounting and auditing procedures. Each year, the Council’s financial accounts and statements must be examined by an independent internal auditor appointed by the Council. The Council is also required to complete an Annual Governance & Accountability Return (AGAR) which includes the findings of the Internal Auditor, together with Governance Statements and Financial Statements.
Smaller authorities where the higher of gross annual income or expenditure does not exceed £25,000, and other qualifying criteria are met, do not have to send their AGAR to an external auditor for a Limited Assurance Review, i.e. they declare themselves exempt. Lythe Parish Council has certified itself as exempt, but we still have to publish our AGAR and related documents on our website. Please click here for the Certificate of Exemption
From the release of the following Notice, which also appears on Parish noticeboards, any person interested has the right to inspect and object to the content of the AGAR & related documents (see below). Please click here for the Notice of Public Rights & Publication of Annual Governance & Accountability Return
The seasonal dog ban will be in place from 1 May on the area of beach between the steps to the beach opposite the public toilets (Whitby end) and the slipway adjacent to the car park at the bottom of Lythe Bank. Infringement may lead to prosecution by Scarborough Borough Council. Click here to complete a Dog Enforcement Form to report a breach of the local byelaw.
Installation of New Memorial Benches
New sponsored memorial benches have recently been installed alongside East Row Beck between Tides & the bridge. The purchase, installation & ongoing maintenance of each bench has been paid for by the sponsor. The installation & future maintenance will be managed by the Parish Council.
Our friendly caretaker Neil is hard at work in the Parish for the summer season. Already the community is looking cleaner & tidier.
Bilsdale Mast: Project Restore
Click here if you still require help following the fire at Bilsdale Mast
The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities
Michael Gove is the Secretary of State for this new department that is responsible for local government including parish councils
Keeping Safe and Well at Home
Click hereto request a free Safe & Well Visit (fire safety advice) with North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service
Traditional Road Signs in the Parish
Contact our Clerk
Judy Clark Lythe Parish Council c/o Cliff View East Row Sandsend Whitby YO21 3SU
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Website Accessibility - click here to open our accessibility statement and find out how we ensure our website can be used by people of all abilities and disabilities. If you are unable to open the statement, please contact our clerk.