The Parish Council is here to represent Village opinion to the outside world and to carry out local tasks which would not be economic for larger authorities. Council meetings are usually held on the 1st Monday of every month (not if a Bank Holiday) at 7.30 pm in the Danby room of the Village Hall and are open to the public, but please inform the Clerk if you wish to attend as space is limited. A regular feature of meetings is a ‘democratic quarter-hour’ during which members of the public are encouraged to raise an issue or may be invited to contribute to the discussion. In addition one or more Parish Councillors can usually be found in the Minstead Club at the Hall between 6 and 6.30 pm most Friday evenings if anyone wishes to raise a matter informally. An Annual Assembly is held every year in late March, normally on a Wednesday, to which all Parishioners are invited. The Parish Council uses this opportunity to review the past year and discuss any pertinent issues with those attending.
The Main Functions of the Parish Council are:
- to advise on planning applications
- to maintain the recreation & play areas
- to set an annual budget which determines the Parish Rate
- to nominate representatives on village organisations
- to make note of and pass to the responsible authority for action any matter of general concern to the parish (traffic issues, planning, initiatives concerning youth, public amenities, etc.)
The Council consists of seven Councillors who are elected every four years. The Chairman and Vice-Chairman are elected annually from their own number. The Council employs a part time Clerk and Lengthsman.
Cllr. Bill Andrews 07751 064493 email@example.com
Cllr. Georgie Hough 07825 936106 firstname.lastname@example.org
Cllr. Helen Bennett 023 8081 2358 email@example.com
Cllr. Miranda Causton 023 8081 2151 firstname.lastname@example.org
Cllr. Jack Smith 07825 511096 email@example.com
Cllr Brice Stratford 07891 630016 firstname.lastname@example.org
Cllr Dimity Pascoe 07801 428113 email@example.com
Cllr. Edward Heron 01425 471466 firstname.lastname@example.org
Cllr. Hilary Brand Hilary.Brand@NFDC.GOV.UK
Diana O’Grady 07900 008536 email@example.com.
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