Forthcoming Events

To see what's on in our Parish Council centres please click here

To see what's on in the community please click here 

Saturday 14 July - Allotments Open Day 

Thursday 19 July - "This is Ackworth" meeting

Monday 10 September - Parish Council Meeting 


Latest News 

Ackworth Gala

Ackworth Parish Council would like to thank the community of Ackworth for such a successful day.  The gala gives local community groups and charities an opportunity to raise funds for good causes and it's a great social event for the village.

It is estimated around £10,000 was raised for local community groups and charities. 

If you have any feedback about the gala please contact us and your comments will be discussed at our next Village Events committee meeting. 

 Smiley SID 

The parish Council has applied to loan ‘Smiley Sid’ the speed indicator device from West Yorkshire Police for use in the village.

Tree Work in Low Ackworth

Following a Tree Hazard Assessment that was carried out recently at Low Ackworth playing field including the children's play area, the Parish Council received a price for work to be carried out as recommended on the assessment and have appointed a contractor to complete the work.


What a fantastic day - the village looked amazing thanks to the efforts of so many people.  Topped of by great weather and lots of fundraising for Yorkshire Air Ambulance.  

Brackenhill Allotments Waiting List

 If you are an Ackworth resident and are interested in growing your own vegetables then why not consider an allotment. There is only a small waiting list. For more details please click here.

Help to Protect Ackworth's Trees

Everyone living in and passing through Ackworth appreciates the number of mature trees in the village.

Trees can be protected by a ‘Tree Protection Order’ (TPO).

You can help to protect the trees by identifying individual trees and completing the TPO request form on Wakefield Council’s website. Obviously it is a huge task to cover the whole village. If you would be willing to plot the trees and complete the TPO applications in a specific area please let us know and we will coordinate this effort.

Please note that in the parts of the village that are in a conservation area all trees are already protected and planning permission is required for any work to them.

Please register your interest with the Parish Council via the website, by telephone 01977 611583, or email info@ackworthparishcouncil.gov.uk or call at the office.

For further details on TPO's please click here 

Planning Applications

At the Parish Council meetings consideration is given to current planning applications received by Wakefield Council.  This includes applications to fell trees.  It is the Parish Council's policy to object to all tree felling applications unless the tree is dead, dying or in a dangerous condition.  They do this to preserve the trees in the village.