Kelfield lies in the Vale of York on the River Ouse between the villages of Riccall and Cawood in the District of Selby, North Yorkshire and has an adult population of approximately 360. It sits in a traditionally rural setting, surrounded by farmland and although there has been an influx of population, many of the residents can trace their roots in the village back several generations. There are still a number of working farms situated within the village and surrounding area.
The Grey Horse pub in Main Street is the social centre of the village together with the Village Institute on Riccall Lane, that has an active and enthusiastic management committee which hosts a growing number of activities for young people and adults throughout the week. Sporting activities are not neglected either, as is witnessed by the Kelfield Cricket Club which competes in the York League. The cricket ground is located on Riccall Lane, has a recently refurbished pavilion and is owned by the Parish Council.
For those with green fingers and a strong back, the Parish Council owned allotment gardens are available for rent, however, at present these are all fully occupied. Additionally, to the West of the village, the field known as Kelfield Landing on the Ings is rented out as grazing land.
Kelfield is not classified as a centre of development in the Selby District Core Strategy and will therefore be subject to only minor infill development during the period of the Local Development Plan, which will help to maintain the rural character of the village into the foreseeable future.