Contact Councillors & Parish Council

Blackshaw Parish Council can be contacted via the Clerk:,    6 Adelaide St, Todmorden, OL14 5HT,  01706 815155

The Parish Council

The parish council consists of seven local councillors, elected every four years, or co-opted in between.

We are there to listen to your views, represent you in meetings locally and at a borough level. Important roles of the council include: considering planning applications and development proposals, feeding into the Hilltop Parishes Neighbourhood Plan and Calderdale’s Local Plan, engaging with community activities and making sure that issues that are important locally are actioned at a borough level. We also manage the Charlestown Allotment site and Great Rock.

Councillors are also there to help parishioners in case of an emergency and at any time.

The Council can also give small grants to fund local activities or groups which benefit the whole parish. Applications can be made via the Clerk.

The Clerk is the person who coordinates the business of the council, and is appointed by them rather than elected.

Information about meetings including agendas and minutes can be found on this website and also on the parish notice boards, below the Chapel on Badger Lane, and by the bus stop opposite Wood Villas in Charlestown.

Councillors elected in May 2023 or co-opted in June 2023

Chair  – Councillor Chris Greaves



Councillor Grayde Bowen

Cally House, Badger Lane, Blackshaw Head, HX7 7JX

Grayde is our representative on the board of Heptonstall Exhibitions & Richard Naylor Charities, which give grants to local students going on to further education.

Vice-Chair Councillor Carol King

Brownhill Bottom Farm, Blackshawhead, HX 77HZ

Carol sits on the Allotment Committee, and is also the Parish Council’s representative on the Old People’s Welfare Committee

Councillor Caroline Tiler-AnsellLower Earnshaw Water Farm
Long Causeway
Blackshaw Head Hebden Bridge

Councillor Jake Dyter
Broad Dene Farm
OL14 8SU