The Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority has 22 members and around 120 employees (full-time equivalent). At the annual meeting of the Authority, one of the members is elected to serve as Chairman.
There are four formal meetings of the full membership of the Authority each year. At these meetings members determine issues of policy and strategy and set the content of important documents which determine how the Authority operates. Business is also done through a number of additional committees which have delegated powers to decide certain matters.
For dates and venues, please click on Committee Meetings - Papers and Dates.
You can read more about the structure and role of these committees in How the Authority works.
Meetings are open to the general public, and the Authority allocates up to 15 minutes at the start of each meeting to allow members of the public the opportunity to ask questions and/or make statements that relate to the work of the appropriate committee. If you would like to make a statement or ask a question, please contact a member of the Secretariat team or download a copy of the Guidance Note here.
Papers for all committee meetings are available to the public five working days prior to the meeting and can be consulted at the Authority's offices in Grassington or Bainbridge. We will also make them available on this website prior to the meeting, when the agenda and papers can be downloaded by clicking the links for the relevant meeting.