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Otley Town Council


Logo for Otley Town Council

Otley Town Council was born from the restructuring of local government in England in the mid 1970's. The previous Rural and Urban District Councils were disbanded with most of their functions being transferred to Leeds Metropolitan City Council. The Town Council was created to cover the town and parish of Otley.

Otley Town Council was determined to represent the townsfolk from the very start and has kept its independent identity to be the legitimate, democratic voice of the community. The Council comprises 15 voluntary Councillors elected from within the Town every four years and has a structure of committees to carry out its functions.

The Town Council meets in full session 6 times a year, but the majority of the issues are dealt with through committees and sub committees. All told the Council and its committees meet 50 or so times each year (For specific tasks ad hoc sub committees or working groups may be set up, but these are kept to the minimum necessary to achieve the work of the Council).


Details of the current Town Councillors can be found by clicking on this link.

Contact information

Dr Jason Knowles PSLCC ( Executive Officer)
Town Clerk

Otley Core
Unit 11 Orchard Gate
LS21 3NX

Phone:  01943 466335



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