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So, what does a Parish Councillor do?

  • Acts as the listening ear of the community and then their voice. 
  • Attends parish council meetings, typically monthly.
  • Works with other parish councillors, local people and CWAC to consult, explore, discuss and resolve issues in the parish.
  • Sets the precept, a local tax, paid by the community as part of the Council Tax.
  • Agrees an annual budget to maintain facilities, host village-wide events and for the benefit of all residents. 
  • Sits on “Working Groups” with other residents to address specific tasks or issues that affect the community.
  • Reviews and applies for finance available for the benefit of the community. 
  • Encourages communication with the community to ensure that decisions are made via a clear process of consultation.

The Parish Council’s work and decisions are guided by the Local Government Act and the Council’s tanding orders (rules) and are independently audited annually. All decisions are made by the whole council, almost always in a public meeting setting, with the Parish Clerk providing guidance and advice to the Chairperson and councillors on correct procedure.

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Many residents may not be aware of their personal responsibilities to maintain watercourses in the village. In January 2021 several areas of the village were flooded and homes, roads and

AVIAN FLU WARNING

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Tuesday Nov 23rd There has been a reported  case of avian flu locally. As the village is within 3km of the the source of the outbreak CWAC officers have been

Meet your New Parish Councillors

May 12, 2021 0 Comments 0 tags

… AND BARROW TOGETHER – A CHANGE OF PLANS Unfortunately, due to the extension of the Covid restrictions we will now not be able to hold the Barrow Together meeting