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The Parish Council is responsible for a limited range of local services and provides a channel for representing local views to the District and County Council. It is responsible for street lighting and the maintenance of the village green. It is regularly consulted on planning applications and its views are sought on the various plans which the District and County Councils formulate for the provision of their services.

The Parish Council consists of 7 members elected every four years – the last elections took place in May 2015. To find out who is on the Council, look at List of current members. The Council employs a part-time clerk who is responsible for the Council’s finances and minutes. Much of the clerk's time is taken up gathering information to enable the Council to work on behalf of the people of the parish.

The Parish Council has an annual budget of approximately £4,000, raised through the Council Tax. You will find the precise amount detailed in the Tax demand which you receive each year from the District Council.

The Parish Council meets about every 6 weeks – see the list of forthcoming meetings for dates. The next regular meeting is on Monday 27th November. Additional meetings are held when necessary to consider planning applications and these are also advertised on the notice board. The latest set of approved Minutes can be found on minutes page.

Each year, in May, a Parish Annual Meeting is held. This is an open meeting for everyone in the parish to hear reports from local organisations and to air their views.

The Audit for 2016-2017 has been completed successfully, except for one non-compliance; the Risk Register was not reviewed during the year, although this was done at the first meeting of the 2017-2018 year. A copy is available here.

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