About Kilsby Parish Council

What Powers and Duties do Parish Councils Have?

Parish councils have a variety of powers and duties, all of which impact directly on the community.
The following can be under the remit of the parish council:
Bus Shelters
Highways – lighting, parking places, right to enter into discussions about new roads and road widening, consent of parish council required for diversion or discontinuation of highway, traffic signs and other notices, tree planting and verge maintenance
Seats (public)
Land – acquisition and sale of
Legal proceedings – power to prosecute and defend any legal proceedings in the interests of the community, power to take part in any public enquiry
Litter - provision of litter-bins and support for any anti-litter campaigns
Signs – danger signs, place names and bus stops signs
Planning – parish councils must be notified of, and display for residents, any planning applications for the area. Any comments submitted to the planning authority by the parish council must be taken into account
Postal and Telecommunication Facilities – power to pay a public telecommunications operator any loss sustained in providing services in that area
Recreation – provision of recreation grounds, public walkways, pleasure grounds, open spaces, village greens, gymnasiums, playing fields, holiday camps and boating ponds
Rights of Way – footpath and bridleway maintenance


There are currently two vacant seats on Kilsby Parish Council.

If you would like to join the Parish Council and help make decisions on what the rates are spent on, and how the village can be improved then please consider becoming a Councillor.

You must be over 18 years, be an elector and live or work within 3 miles of the parish, and able to attend meetings on 1st Tuesday of each month.

Anyone interested in being co-opted onto the Council please email the Clerk giving the reasons why you would like to be co-opted.

If you would like any further information please speak to a current Councillor or the Clerk.

Clerk to the Council
Mrs Clare Valentine


07581 490581