Parish Council News






There is a vacancy on the above council caused by the resignation of Councillor Johnstone

A by-election to fill the vacancy will be held if, within 14 working days* from the date below, ten electors for the Parish give notice in writing claiming such an election to the Returning Officer.

The address of the Returning Officer is:

Returning Officer

Civic Centre



If no such notice is given, the Parish Council will fill the vacancy by co-option.

Dated the 4th Sept 2023

  • working days exclude Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays


If you are an elector in the parish, being a member of the parish council is one way in which you can help serve your local community. You can find out more about what the role of a parish councillor involves by contacting the clerk below. If you would like to put your name forward for consideration for appointment please write to the clerk giving details of your background and experience, your skills and knowledge and why you would like to serve on the parish council.

To be appointed you must meet the eligibility criteria to be a member of the council, and must not be disqualified to be a member of the council. You can obtain these details from the Clerk.

Please submit your application to the clerk in writing/email by

Friday 22nd  Sept 2023

Tricia Meynell, Clerk

Shepherd’s View, Castle Carrock, CA8 9NB

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01228 670054


The Parish Council meets regularly to discuss local issues. 

The councillors elect a chairman (currently: Hilary Holland) and a vice chairman (currently: David Low), while the Parish Clerk is Tricia Meynell. The Parish Council meets every two months to discuss any issues relevant to the parish. The meeting place is in The Watson Institute and it takes place on a Wednesday evening, generally falling on the second Wednesday of second month. Occasionally dates are changed and these will be advertised on the Castle Carrock Community Hub Facebook page and on the Castle Carrock & Geltsdale Parish Council facebook page.

An agenda is posted on both this website, the village notice board and the facebook page at least five days before a meeting. Minutes from the meetings are similarly posted.

You can read all of the minutes in the Parish Council Documents part of this website here: