Local Services

We pride ourselves on providing more local services than any comparable town council in Yorkshire. Below is a list of the services we provide:

Environmental Health

We are responsible for:

  • Moorthorpe Cemetery
  • Carr Lane Cemetery
  • Burials & cremations
  • Grave maintenance
  • Headstones & memorials

Planning and Economic Development

We manage and promote the popular community bus service servicing local routes and available for group use. We are developing the following as community facilities:

  • Moorthorpe station
  • Lease of land and premises
  • Redevelopment of a public transport facility, Long House
  • Redevelopment of a community facility

Social Care

We provide:

  • The hosted annual civic fair and horse show
  • Summer play schemes for youngsters
  • Grants to the Miners Welfare bowling and cricket clubs
  • Grants to other charitable and sports bodies
  • Dances and treats for senior citizens
  • Festive lighting
  • Lighting and maintenance
  • A number of local youth football teams
  • Grove Hall facility which hosts functions for:
    • Weddings
    • Conferences and seminars
    • Funerals and christenings
    • Our Langthwaite Business Centre facility which provides space for:
      • A community bus
      • South Kirkby Renaissance Brass Band
      • Sports therapy
      • St John’s Ambulance
      • CCTV centre for the industrial estate
      • Our St Peters and St Pauls Millenium Hall which supports pre-school places for 3-4 year olds and children up to 3 years old

Recreation and Tourism

We provide the following facilities:

  • Model allotments for private and public use
    Toilet facilities
  • A maintained recreation ground including:
    • Pavilion changing rooms
    • Bowling green
    • Children’s play area
    • Tennis courts
    • Kick wall
    • Football pitches

We also organise:

  • Floral displays and hanging baskets
  • The annual firework display
  • The annual fair
  • Civic Sunday
  • A best kept garden and best Christmas lights competition

We maintain:

  • Le Chalet
  • Clock Row car park
  • The iron age site and car park
  • Manface quarry dump-it site
  • Gallon Croft playing fields
  • Shepard gardens with the Moorthorpe Community Partnership
  • Common Road football pitch
  • Church Avenue recreation area open space

We sponsor:

  • Football teams and provide trophies
  • Award ceremony evenings
  • Remembrance day though the British Legion

We support:

  • CISWO bowls club

Other Services

The mayoral charity gives support to local organisations and donations to mayoral charities.
The council is seeking to improve our community and to that end is working in partnership with community police to eliminate the scourge of litter. On the spot fines of £75 will be applied to adults.