A note on Planning:

From 1st August 2016, we became part of the Yorkshire Dales National Park meaning that all planning applications will now be dealt with by the Park Authority and no longer by Lancaster City Council as at present.


Any member of the public wishing to raise an issue with the Parish Council should contact the Clerk in the first instance.

Kevin M Price

Representing the local communities of Ireby, Leck and Cowan Bridge

The Parish is the smallest area of civil  administration in England. The Parish Council, democratically elected, represents the two wards of Ireby and Leck, which encompass the villages of  Leck, Ireby and part of Cowan Bridge. Financially the Parish is empowered to raise money in the form of an annual precept.

There are seven elected Parish Councillors, supported by a professional Clerk. They serve a four year term of office, with the next election due in 2019. Four Councillors represent Leck/Cowan Bridge and three represent Ireby. Parish Council Meetings are held at least four times a year, with an additional Annual Parish Meeting.To facilitate business, an Action Group, open to all Councillors, was set up in 2012 to “research, expedite and report back” on issues of relevance to the Council.” 

Members of the public are welcome to attend meetings to raise issues of local concern and fifteen minutes are set aside at the start of the meeting for this purpose. If action or further discussion is required, this may be placed on the agenda for the next meeting.

For further details of the responsibilities of the Council, click here (See The Parish Plan page)