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Parish Council
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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 2003. 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 in correspondence with the District and County Councils to ensure that local needs are met.

The Parish Council has an annual budget of approximately £3,000, 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 agenda for each meeting is published a few days beforehand on the village notice board on Wappenham Road opposite the end of Main Street. 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.

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