Welcome to the Parish Council website

Situated in West Yorkshire, the villages of Barwick in Elmet & Scholes lie in a green belt area to the east of Leeds. Around 4,000 parishioners live in the two wards of Barwick in Elmet and Scholes which comprise a little over 2,000 residential properties, a small area of light industrial buildings with the remaining land used for farming.

There are  major housing developments planned for Barwick and Scholes. A Neighbourhood Development Plan Steering Group has now been formed, it covers both villages and has its own website: www.barwickandscholesneighbourhoodplan.co.uk.  All future information referring to any housing developments will appear on the new website. 

Open this link in a new window and it will display a google map showing the Parish Council boundary which is zoomable, searchable and has streetview incorporated too

The community is well served by two primary schools, a number of churches, small shops and businesses, as well as sports clubs and associations. Public transport systems link the villages with the city of Leeds and within a few miles of the parish boundaries one can join the motorway network.


We hope you find the website informative and helpful and will allow the residents of the parish to communicate better with the Parish Council. Together, we can raise our quality of life so please get involved in forming the future of the community and protect what is best about living in our parish.

See the Freedom of Information page for the minutes from previous council meetings and the agenda for the forthcoming meeting.