Cononley Parish Council undertakes the usual range of parish council duties such as responding to queries from the village on a range of issues such as drafting the Neighbourhood Plan and the Community Emergency Plan to issues of traffic congestion and parking within the village.
But the work of Cononley Parish Council is rather more complex and demanding than most similar parish councils within this part of Yorkshire in that it manages nearly 60 allotments as well as Dead Eye Nature reserve, various other small properties located around the village and even some street lamps!
Additionally, the Parish Council owns the Village Playing Field and the Village Institute, both of which are separately managed by charitable trusts of which the Parish Council is the sole trustee.
The Parish Council together with the Clerk act on behalf of Cononley residents to influence Craven District and North Yorkshire Councils and other bodies, such as the Environment Agency and Network Rail, whose decisions may have an impact on the lives of people living and working in Cononley.
The Clerk & RFO is accountable to the Parish Council for the management of its resources and budget, and ensures that the statutory duties directing the Parish Council's activities are observed.