South Kirkby and Moorthorpe Town Council should be considered a “flagship” local council that is now receiving considerable benefit from the decision to provide local services direct instead of having them transferred to Wakefield.

Our office building called The Grove is open 9am – 4.30pm Monday – Thursday and open until 4pm on Fridays.
Address: The Grove, Stockingate, South Kirkby, WF9 3QF
Tel: 01977 642159 Email:

The Grove Hall which is situated at the back of the site is open out of hours and on weekends in some cases for groups such as dancing and children’s groups as well as private functions e.g. funerals and weddings.

For more information about what facilities we have at The Grove office building and for what is on at The Grove Hall please visit the links below or navigate through our website to Council Services – The Grove and Grove Hall.

To book for The Grove Hall as a community group or for a private function please visit the links below for more information

The Grove And Grove Hall Council Website Section

The Grove Hall Official Website

Precept 2019-20

The town council has decided to reduce the precept for 2019-20. The precept levied on each household will reduce by 2.1%.

For example, for ‘band A’ properties the precept will reduce from £204.25 to £199.98.

Minsthorpe Vale

The town council has confirmed that it will continue to have the grass mowed/maintained on the part of Minsthorpe Vale which falls within our parish (as per the photo). This is to prevent it from becoming overgrown so it can still be used for sport/recreation – particularly for local kids.