Town Council

Goole Town Council was created in 1982 with its first Councillors taking office in May, 1983.

Town Council

The Town Council provides additional local services which do not fall under the jurisdiction of East Riding of Yorkshire Council, namely the cemetery, allotments, markets, parks & gardens and Junction Theatre.

The Council has 17 Councillors representing 5 wards and currently consists of:

  • 5 Independent Councillors
  • 12 Labour Councillors

Elections take place every 4 years with the next elections due in May, 2019.

As well as Full Council, the Council has 2 standing committees:-

Policy and Resources Committee, chaired by Councillor John Frost, which meets monthly and, Planning Committee, chaired by Councillor Ian Blackburn, which meets fortnightly.

Electors of Goole are allowed to speak on planning applications prior to the commencement of the meeting for a maximum of 5 minutes.

Full Council takes place each month and is chaired by the Mayor, Councillor Richard Walker.

Electors of Goole are allowed to speak prior to the commencement of Council for a maximum of 5 minutes.

The Council also has 2 Working Parties:

Amenities Working Party consisting of:

  • Councillor Frost
  • Councillor Flynn
  • Councillor M Boatman
  • Councillor Green
  • Councillor Walker

VPG Redevelopment Working Party consisting of:

  • Councillor Head
  • Councillor Blackburn
  • Councillor Jeffreys

Working parties meet on an ad hoc basis and are not open to the public.  Working parties have no executive powers and make recommendations to the Council’s Policy and Resources Committee.