Welcome to Burstwick Parish Council

Welcome to Burstwick

Burstwick Parish Council is a small local authority that provides services for the residents of the parish.  The council provides allotments, manages the play area and the cemetery, produces a quarterly village newsletter and looks after Festive Field recreation space. There are 9 councillors and the council meets once a month to make decisions on behalf of the village.  The parish council as a corporate body are also charity trustees for Burstwick Village Hall.

Your parish councillors are:

Cllr. James – Chairman

Cllr. Brown – Vice Chairman

Cllr. Cripsey

Cllr. Fairbank

Cllr. Gould

Cllr. Rainforth

Cllr. M Smith

Cllr. N Smith

Cllr. Whiting

By law each councillor has to disclose certain interests (financial and non financial), these are then entered onto a register that is held by East Riding of Yorkshire Council.  To view the register for Burstwick councillors please see http://www2.eastriding.gov.uk/council/councillors-and-members-of-parliament/parish-councillors-register-of-interests/

The parish council has Standing Orders, in other words its rule book, to view a copy please click Burstwick Parish Council Standing Orders 2018

Parish Councillors must also abide by a code of conduct.  The parish council has adopted East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s code of conduct, a copy can be viewed here ERYC Code of Conduct 2018


There are five advisory committees that meet when required and make recommendations to be considered by the next full council meeting. The advisory committees are:

  • Allotments
  • Cemetery
  • Communications
  • Finance and personnel
  • Play area

The village hall management committee has delegated decision making powers.

To view councillors membership of committees please click Committee membership 2018-19

To view the Terms of Reference for each committee please click Committees Terms of Reference 2018-19

Action Plan 

The council has an action plan that guides it’s work over the next 12 months.  To view a copy of the plan click Parish Council Action Plan 2018-19