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

VACANCY FOR A COUNCILLOR

There are currently vacant seats at 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

parishcouncil@kilsbyvillage.co.uk

07581 490581