Chairman - B Gregg - Fearby
Vice Chair - G Verity - Ellingstring
District Councillor N Simms
County Councillor M Anderson
J A Marsden - Fearby
S Searle - Fearby
J Brearley - Ellingstring
K Marshall - Healey
C Stead - Healey
J Hayman- Colsterdale
M Hope - Ilton
vacant - Ilton
Clerk to the Council Alan Greensit firstname.lastname@example.org
Who we are and how we work
The Role of the Parish Council
The role of a Parish Councillor is to represent the interests of the community.
In general the Councillors contribute to the work of the Council by
Engaging in constructive debate
Responding to the needs and views of the community
Representing their constituents
Behaving in an ethical way and being open about their interests
Commenting on proposals to ensure the best outcome
Voting - to enable the Council to make decisions.
Parish Councils are controlled by Acts of Parliament. They have the power to raise money through the Precept to spend on activities which benefits all or some of its inhabitants but at the same time being mindful of the impact on the council tax paid by the people who live in the Parish.
A Parish Council cannot grant or refuse planning permission but it can offer its opinion and try to influence specific decisions based on local knowledge.
The Parish Council must hold at least at least three meetings each year plus the Annual Meeting ( Fearby PC meet every two months)
At least three days beforehand a public notice of the time and place of the meeting must be displayed and a summons to attend must be issued to members of the Council.
The Council must appoint an independent and competent internal auditor.