Council Business

What is a Parish Council and what does your Council do?
A Parish Council is a statutory local authority set up under the Local Government Act 1972. Councillors, who act voluntarily, are normally elected every four years.   Sometimes they may be elected at a by-election or by co-option during the four year period.  A Clerk is employed to organise meetings, carry out the Council’s decisions and give advice on any legal issues or new legislation.  The Clerk does not vote or make decisions for the Council.The Parish Council’s principal role is to act in the interest of the whole community.  In taking actions to improve the quality of community life in the parish, councillors try to provide this service responsibly and openly.  As such they are bound by a strict code of conduct. Code of Conduct