Kirkburton Parish Council is located to the south east of Huddersfield in West Yorkshire, covering an area of 22 sq miles, taking in 11 villages in 8 electoral wards.  The latest population figure for the Parish is 2019, which shows that the size of the resident population was 26,059 people.   Further statistical information on the Parish is available from the West Yorkshire Observatory  Check the map to find out which ward you live in. 

Larger scale maps for the Kirkheaton and Lepton wards can be downloaded below.  The thick black line indicates the outside boundary of the Parish Council area, whilst the thin red lines indicate Parish ward boundaries.



There are 25 Councillors, who offer their services free of charge.  They are elected every 4 years with the next elections being scheduled for May 2023. 

The Council has 2 allotment gardens, maintains the majority of Kirkheaton Churchyard, and owns the freehold of Shelley Village Hall, currently leased until 2137 to Shelley Community Association.  The Council provides hanging baskets, Christmas trees, poppy wreaths and supplies dog wastebags.  It also provides and maintains a number of public seats across its area.  It operates a comprehensive grant scheme open to all community groups (subject to various conditions), to support projects of benefit to a section of the residents. Further information can be found by clicking the Grants tab above. 

It is working with community groups in Kirkheaton and Lepton on the production of neighbourhood plans for those areas.