|The Surrounding Area|
|St. Mary's Church|
|Footpaths & Walks|
|What is a Parish Council?||Powers & Duties||How P.C's work|
PARISH COUNCIL meets on the third Tuesday of every month (except August) in the Old School at 7:15pm. Parishioners are welcome to attend these meetings where there are two 5 minute adjournements for public comments, one adjournment on agenda items, and the other on any matter.
Market Lavington Councillors:
|Chairman||Mr Colin Osborn||812450 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Vice-Chairman||Mr Fred Davis||813077 email@example.com|
|Mrs Ann Earley||818362 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Mr Ian Myhill||812182 email@example.com|
|Mr Tim Padfieldfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Mrs Teresa Steele||818434 email@example.com|
|Ms Sharan Whitefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Mr Kevin Whitehornemail@example.com|
|Clerk to Council||Mrs C.Hackett||01225760372 firstname.lastname@example.org|
ELECTIONS There are currently vacancies on the Parish Council. If you are interested in becoming a parish councillor please contact the Clerk to Council as vacancies do arise from time to time.
Parish and town councils in England and community and town councils in Wales are the first tier of local government. They deliver a vast range of services at a community level. There are around 10,000 community, parish and town councils in England and Wales, made up of nearly 100,000 councillors. These first-tier councils can respond to the needs of the community – delivering the services or representation it most needs.
Parish and town councils have a large range of powers, and the
activities parish and town councils are involved in are immense. Many
parish and town councils are involved in planning, promoting tourism,
licensing, community halls, representation, management of town and
village centres and providing community halls.
How parish councils work
Parish councils are statutory bodies. Members are elected for a term of four years and councils are funded principally by an annual precept. Income and expenditure for the next financial year are calculated in the form of estimates. The net amount (the precept) is added to council tax, collected by the unitary council and paid to parishes in two six-monthly instalments. Parish and town councils can apply for other funding such as grant and funding awards, but they do not receive funds direct from central government, as principal authorities do.
When a planning application is submitted it is processed by the planning department within a set procedure. Applications are usually dealt with within 8 weeks of submission, but delays do occur for a variety of reasons.
Once the application is accepted as valid by the Council a series of consultation letters are sent out to a range of Statutory Consultees (such as the Highways Department, Environmental Health, English Heritage etc) which vary depending upon the individual proposal. These consultees are required to respond within 21 days with their comments on the application.
The local Parish Council will be notified and they will consider the application at one of their regular meetings. They will formally respond giving their views on the application and stating whether they approve or object.
The Parish Council has created a list of principles that it will use when considering any application.