Welcome to Middleham Town Council 

The Council resolved that in this technological age we required a website that allows our residents and visitors alike to easily access information and keep abreast of what is happening within the community.

On this site you can find all the information you require regarding Middleham Town Council and how it operates, you will find information about its councillors, who they are and their contact details

On these pages you will find details of current projects and the issues that council debate .You can access council agendas and minutes of meetings.

Through its contact page you can raise matters that concern you in a convenient, fast and private way, you can ask questions which we will do our best to answer.

This is a new project for both the council and the town clerk, we hope you find it useful. It will be subject to regular updating and possible further development as its place within the community is established.

I hope you enjoy browsing its pages,

Susan Fairhurst

Chairman Middleham Town Council

Town Mayor.    

Future Middleham Town Council Meetings 

Wednesday 24th May 2017 at 7pm - Council Meeting.

Wednesday 28th June 2017 at 7pm - Council Meeting.

Wednesday 26th July 2017 at 7 pm - Council Meeting.

All meetings are held at Middleham Key Centre, usually on a Wednesday.  Before each Council meeting there is a 15 minute session to allow members of the public to raise issues with the Council.


Middleham is a small Dales town with a population of 825, located in the stunning rural landscape of Lower Wensleydale. The town is steeped in history. Its heritage goes back to Roman times but it is probably best known as the boyhood home of Richard III. The ruins of his castle still dominate the town to this day. The 14th century Church of St Mary & St Alkelda planned by Richard to be a Collegiate Church and until recently a Royal Peculiar is still the Towns parish church.

Middlehams second, and more recent claim to fame is as one of the Norths premier centres for the training of thoroughbred racehorses and Middleham Gallops on the High and Low Moors has produced numerous classic winners. The town is often referred to as “ the Newmarket of the North”. The sight of strings of these beautiful creatures riding through the town every morning to their training gallops is a huge attraction whilst our annual Stables Open Day attracts many thousands of racing enthusiasts every year.

Middleham's architecture is also worthy of note. Now predominantly Georgian, with many listed buildings it is worth noting that many of these buildings actually stand on much earlier foundations, our Town Trail will highlight the most noteworthy examples.   

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