The parish of Acaster Malbis lies on the west bank of the River Ouse some four miles south west of the City of York.  It is a rural parish covering circa 1800 acres [see map] and has approximately 700 residents.  The Acaster Malbis Parish Council makes decisions on many issues that affect the local community probably the most common of which relate to planning matters (the Parish Council is a statutory consultee).

Working closely with other tiers of local government especially the City of York Council (CoYC) the Acaster Malbis Parish Council has the power to raise money through taxation which is called the precept.  The precept is a share of the council tax which assists the Acaster Malbis Parish Council in its statutory activities in managing open spaces, maintaining its public assets and campaigning for better services and facilities for the community.
Where possible the council provides grants for qualifying bodies.


The parish council normally meets on the 2nd Monday of the month.

Our next meeting is on 13 February 2023.


If you have suggestions on how the council can improve village life, simply let us know and we’ll see what we can do.


The defibrillator at the Memorial is now installed and available should a need arise.

Malbis shield

The crest used in our logo is the coat of arms of Sir John de Malebisse who died in 1316 and whose effigy is displayed in the Holy Trinity Church, Acaster Malbis.