About Kilsby Parish Council

 

CORRECT PROCEDURE

The Parish Council is a corporate body and can make decisions. Individual Councillors cannot. The Council can delegate some decisions to the Responsible Financial Officer eg Clerk or a committee, but these have to be agreed and recorded in the Standing orders.

Planning – The Planning Committee is an agreed delegated committee given power to make planning decisions.

Finance – No financial decisions can be made by a committee. They must be agreed by full Council.

WORKING PARTIES Anyone who undertakes to find out more information on an item, that they have agreed to be responsible for is free to do so, so long as they:-

DO NOT MAKE ANY DECISION ON THEIR OWN

They need to produce a report and bring it to the next Council meeting, or ideally give it to the Clerk to attach to the Agenda for the following meeting, at which time the Council can debate the issue and make a decision.

The implementation of decisions must be made by the Proper Officer of the Council after the decision has been properly minuted and recorded.

1. FIND OUT INFO

2. WRITE A REPORT AND GIVE TO THE CLERK for the AGENDA

3. DEBATE THE ISSUE IN COUNCIL

4. COUNCIL WILL MAKE A CORPORATE DECISION

5. DECISION RECORDED IN MINUTES

6. DECISION ACTED ON BY PROPER OFFICER ie CLERK on Parish Headed paper

7. RESULTS of decision reported back to the Council by the Clerk


                                                                                          The following can be under the remit of the parish council: 

Parish councils have a variety of powers and duties, all of which impact directly on the community.

 

What Powers and Duties do Parish Councils Have?

Cemetery
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

JOIN THE TEAM

Keep calm and  join our team 


Expressions of interest are welcomed from anyone who is over 18 years old.

As a Councillor representing your community you will help keep it a great place to live and work. You will be supported in your role and will be expected to undertake training. You should be comfortable working electronically. You should have a positive outlook and a can-do attitude and be willing to work as part of a team.

If you are interested in joining the council please contact the Clerk

The Parish Council currently meets in the evening on the first Tuesday of each month except in August.

If you care about your community and would like to help make a real difference then why not

Become a Parish Councillor!

Mrs Clare Valentine

parishcouncil@kilsbyvillage.co.uk


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