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The Town Hall

York Street


North Yorkshire


01757 708449


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What we do

The Town Council runs its services from purpose-built offices based at the Town Hall situated in the centre of town.  The building is also the venue for an exciting programme of arts events, which has been running for three years.

The population of Selby Town is over 15,000 residents.

The Town is split into three wards, Selby North, Selby South and Selby West.

There are 18 elected Councillors on the Town Council.

The Council employs twelve staff (see organisational chart), six in the office at the Town Hall. The Town Clerk is responsible for the Council's finances and staff.  The Resource Manager is responsible for Selby Cemetery and grounds maintenance.  Part-time Admin Assistant deals with allotments, Selby in Bloom and the Fun Day.  Admin Officer deals with the day to day running of the Town Hall accounts, room bookings and supports the town hall events.  This officer also supports the Community Trust accounts and room bookings.   Part-time Senior Admin Officer deals with accounts, payroll and customer services. The Arts Officer runs the Town Hall Shows.  In September 2010 the Town Council took over the running of Selby's markets. We have a Part-time Market Manager.

All the above can be contacted at the Town Hall on 01757 708449 or by e-mail at admin@selbytowncouncil.gov.uk

The Town Council has an Equalities and Diversity Policy, approved by Council on the 25 June 2018.

The Town Council is responsible for

Selby Town Hall and Arts Events at the Town Hall
Selby Cemetery - Maintenance and Administration
Selby Markets, weekly Monday and Bank Holiday Mondays, monthly Wednesday Farmers Market
Play Areas at various sites in Selby
Allotments at various sites in Selby
Some Street Lighting 
Christmas Lights
Annual Family Fun Day in June
Annual Bonfire and Fireworks Display in November
Annual Remembrance Service in November
Beer Festival
Selby in Bloom - Planters and Hanging Baskets during the summer
Food and Drink Festival
Administration for the Scott Road Community Centre
Maintenance of the Public Clock