You can spend a lot of time on council work – but most people have jobs, families and hobbies that also demand a lot of time. However, as with most things, the more you put in, the more you (and our community) will get out.
Our Parish Council meets 12 times a year, on the forth Tuesday of the month.
You should also attend the Annual Parish Meeting which is normally held on a midweek evening in late April.
You will be invited to join one or more of the Parish Council’s committees, which look after Highways and Byways, Planning, Playing Fields, and Finance and Admin. These committees hold occasional meetings but work increasingly by email. Site visits are needed from time to time, for example to keep an eye on play equipment or new developments.
Much of what the Council does is common sense, but we do run a short introduction session for new councillors.
The Good Councillor’s Guide booklet (from the National Association of Local Councils) has more information about the duties of a Parish Councillor.