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Parish Councils are the tier of local government closest to the individual communities they serve. Some of the duties & responsibilities of the Parish Council are:

  • Provide services and create policies
  • Raise and spend money on behalf of the community Budget & manage its finances in accordance with the Accounts & Audit regulations
  • Ensure adequate insurance cover
  • Manage Parish land, buildings & property
  • Keeping parishioners informed
  • Work in partnership with other bodies

The Council is headed by the Chairman who is appointed every year at the Annual Parish meeting. Some of their duties and responsibilities are:

  • Be the public face of the council
  • Welcome visitors and represent the council at official meetings or functions
  • Summarize debate and facilitate the resolving of clear decisions
  • Have a casting vote
  • Sign the Minutes of meetings
  • Sign documents on behalf of the council, providing the council is in agreement
  • Ensure that effective and lawful decisions are taken at meetings of the council
  • Involve all Councillors in discussions whilst ensuring the Councillors keep to the point
  • Keep discussions moving so that the meeting is not too long

The Councillors contribute to the work of the whole council but no one individual (including the Chairman) can make a decision on behalf of the council. Some of the duties and responsibilities of Councillors are:

  • Attend meetings
  • Suggest ideas and engage in constructive debate
  • Work to bring about improvement through local projects and lobbying other service providers
  • Influence and shape the long term development policy for the parish, and as part of the planning process, comment on planning applications in the parish.
  • Act fairly within the law
  • Vote to enable the council to make decisions
  • Be proactive

The primary point of contact for Parish Council business is the Parish Clerk.

The Clerk:

  • Provides administrative support to the Council
  • Are responsible for ensuring that the instructions of the Council are carried out in a timely and legal manner
  • Ensure the Councils finance are administered correctly and prepare monthly and yearly statements of accounts