Wolvey Parish Council
About your Parish Council
Your Parish Council
The Parish Council is the first level of
government. In this Parish it is non-political.
The Parish Council is NOT the Parochial
What does the Parish Council do?
It is the job of the Parish Council to
represent the interests of the whole community, and Parish Councillors have
a responsibility to be well informed about diverse local views.
The Parish Council is empowered by
Parliament, including having authority to raise money through taxation ( the
Precept) and to spend that public money.
It is consulted on all planning
applications in the Parish
It pursues Warwickshire County Council on
is responsible for community safety
It provides public seats and bus shelters
It ensures rights of way are protected
It maintains updates and refurbishes
village street lighting
It fulfils its duty to biodiversity to
improve the natural environment
It is responsible for cutting grass
verges in the village
These are only some of the issues that
concern your Parish Council on a regular basis.
For the future, Central Government is to
encourage Parish Councils to deliver more services and to play a greater
part in their communities
Solve neighbourly disputes
Act as an extension of the police
Make decisions on planning
Override District, County, National or EU
Always give you what you want- we may not
be able to, or we may consider it not to be in the best interest of the
village as a whole
Structure of the Parish Council
There are seven Parish Councillors who are
elected every four years, and are volunteers.
seven Councillors, there is one Chairman and one Vice Chairman.
The Clerk to the Parish Council is a paid
position, but with no voting rights, and is an employee of the Council.
How to become a Parish Councillor
years the Council is dissolved and all seven Councillors have to be
reappointed. At this time anyone who lives in the Parish aged 18 years or
over can put themselves forward as a potential Councillor. If there are more
prospective Councillors than places there is an election (poll) - in the
same way as all elected representatives are selected. If there are only
enough nominees or insufficient there is no election and all are
automatically appointed. If, during the course of a four- year cycle a
Councillor leaves , for whatever reason, the vacancy will be published and
after a due section process a replacement Councillor will be co-opted.
Council meets twelve times a year (usually the third Monday of the month).
The public is entitled to attend and listen to discussions, and 15 minutes
are set aside at the beginning of the meeting for the public to address the
meeting. The Parish Council deals with a wide variety of issues and is well
represented on County and District matters by the respective Councillors who
regularly attend Parish Council meetings.
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