Welcome to Thorner Parish Council

Thorner is an ancient village dating back to a Saxon settlement and was mentioned in the Domesday Book. Though only eight miles from Leeds is it set within an area of glorious and relatively unspoilt arable farmland countryside and retains a unique village identity. A regular bus service links Thorner with Leeds, Wetherby and Harrogate.

With a population of just over 1,500, Thorner is a thriving and active village with several amenities including a school and pre-school, cricket and football pitches, bowling green, shop, Post Office, playground, GP surgery, hairdresser, three public houses, and restaurant. There is also an Anglican Church nestled at the foot of Church Hill, adjacent to Millennium Green.

There is always something going on in Thorner, more often than not at one of the two village halls, Victory Hall and the Parish Centre, with groups and activities to cater for all.

Parish Council Vacancy.

There is currently a vacancy on Thorner Parish Council following a recent resignation.

The vacancy can be filled by Co – Option as no election has been requested.

Co -Option is a process whereby the Parish Council consider written applications received from interested persons who are eligible, at a Parish Council meeting and invite the applicant to attend the meeting to support their application.

The Parish Council then select someone from the applications received.

 If you are interested in becoming a Parish Councillor, send an application in writing to thornerparishcouncil@gmail.com and include details on your application of why you would like to become a councillor and what you are able to contribute. 

If you need any information about qualification for being a Parish Councillor or just want more information about the role, please contact Barry Riley, Clerk to the Council at the above e-mail address.

 Thorner Flood Allevation Scheme

Leeds City Council are looking to undertake a flood risk scheme within Thorner.

To develop this, they are required to undertake some ecology surveys

Mott MacDonald is the consultant who will be undertaking the surveys. Anna Horton (Anna.horton@mottmac.com) is the lead consultant on this scheme and will be best placed to answer any question you may have about the surveys. 

Helen Knight - helen.knight@leeds.gov.uk

Leeds City Council Flood Risk Management                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

Flood Warning 

The Environment Agency provides a Free Flood Warning Service for at flood risk residents. You can check to see if your property is at flood risk by either ringing the Environment Agency’s Floodline number on 0345 988 1188 or by following this link https://www.gov.uk/sign-up-for-flood-warnings.


Holding an event on Millennium Green

To hold any event or to undertake recreational activities on Millennium Green, requires the permission of the Parish Council, as the organiser has to adhere to a number of  terms and conditions:

Please contact the Clerk for an application form.