Skelton Parish Council owns and maintains bus shelters and a number of green spaces in the village including The Green, Crooking Green, Orchard Field, and The Pasture. Skelton Cemetery, which is situated about a mile out of the village on Moor Lane, is also owned and maintained by the Council.
City of York Council is required to consult the Parish Council on all planning applications within the Parish.
The Parish Council’s activities are principally funded from a proportion of the City Council Tax, from occasional City grants, and from Cemetery Fees. The Council in turn makes grants to a number of organizations in Skelton including the Village Hall Management Committee and the Parish Newsletter. Elections for the 9 members of the Council are made every 4 years.
Council meetings are normally held from 7.30pm on the fourth Thursday of each month in the Village Hall with an open forum preceding each meeting. Parishioners are encouraged to speak at the open forums and to stay and observe the proceedings of the Council meetings. All Council meeting agendas and minutes are displayed on the village notice boards. Comprehensive details of the Parish Council’s work can be found on the Council’s website www.skelton-york.gov.uk