Welcome to the Saxton, Scarthingwell and Lead Parish Council Website

The Village

Saxton is a small, affluent village in North Yorkshire, England, about 15 miles from York and about 12 miles from Leeds. The resident population is about 250. It is close to the battlefield of Towton (Wars of the Roses).

Saxton is home to All Saints C of E church, a primary school, a village hall, one pub, the Greyhound, a cricket club and the surviving medieval motte of Saxton Castle.

The men who gave their lives in World War I are Remembered on the War Memorial outside All Saints Church and a plaque inside the church.


The Parish Council

Saxton cum Scarthingwell with Lead Parish Council meets on a five weekly cycle, usually on a Tuesday at 7.30pm in the Village Hall. Everyone is welcome to attend and there are opportunities for the public to speak. This is your chance to bring to our attention any issues which may concern you.

Click here for dates of meetings

If you wish to contact the Parish Council directly about anything and wish to receive a reply, please use the details on the 'Contact Us' page and include a valid email address with your enquiry.


2016 - Pictures of Saxton - Saturday 10th & Sunday 11th September 2016

See more details HERE