SKELTON (YORK) VILLAGE TRUST

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SKELTON TODAY

Administration

 

Skelton now has a population of over 1600 in some 670 households. Being clearly separated from neighbouring communities by surrounding farmland it has managed to retain many characteristics of village life, despite its proximity to York .

 

Administratively it is part of the Unitary Authority of  the City of York Council. The Rural West Ward elects two councillors to the City.

 

Skelton Parish Council is elected by the residents of the parish to administer local matters.

 

 

Structure

 

The vast majority of dwellings are grouped to the south and north of the two roads which lead off the A19 trunk road to the village - the modern Fairfields Drive and the ancient St Giles Road - The Village - Moorlands Road route.

To the east and north are located scattered dwellings across the broad farmlands, whilst across the A19 to the west more recent residential development has taken place.

 

Services

 

The Village Hall, overseen by a committee of residents, is used by several organisations for their meetings and events, and is available for private hire. The Blacksmiths Arms public house provides refreshment and relaxation, whilst spiritual needs are catered for at St Giles church on The Green and by the Galtres Church which meets in the Village Hall.

 

The Surgery and village shop and post office complete the range of village facilities.  

 

 

Young People

 

A mothers and toddlers group meets in the Village Hall.

The first stage of formal education up to age eleven is provided in the village at the Skelton Community Primary School .

Thereafter youngsters travel into York or to Easingwold for further schooling.

 

Organisations

 

Skelton has a number of organisations covering a wide range of interests:

 

Skelton Gardening Club

 

Women's Institute

 

Village Trust

 

History Group

 

Walking Group

 

Friends of Skelton Pond (ecology project and village amenity)

 

FOR CONTACT DETAILS FOR ANY OF THE ABOVE FACILITIES AND ORGANISATIONS SEE THE VILLAGE HALL SECTION OF  Links to Other Activities  OR CONTACT US.

 

Other Amenities

 

There are two golf courses within Skelton parish, the Forest of Galtres members club accessed from Moorlands Road and a pay and play course on the A19.

 

Moorlands Road Entrance to Skelton Nov 2010

The  Entrance   To Skelton   From   Moorlands Road

November 2010

SKELTON HISTORY