The Parish Council provides the first level of local government, and has three main responsibilities:
- to represent the views of parishioners on issues that are passed down to it by the East Herts District Council, with a particular responsibility to comment on local Planning Applications.
- to provide a route for matters of concern within the village to be passed up to the relevant authorities.
- to make good use of the precept (the ‘parish’ element of Council Tax).
The Parish Council meets eleven times a year, on the third Thursday of every month except December with an Annual Parish Meeting in March. All dates can be found on the village calendar. Meetings are held in the Village Hall at 8pm and are open to members of the public. An agenda is published by the Clerk and displayed on notice boards around the village and on the Parish Council’s own website here. Minutes of Parish Council meetings are published on the Council’s website or are available from the Clerk by arrangement.
Councillor positions are voluntary and appointed by election of parishioners for a fixed term of office. The current term of office began in May 2019.
If you have any queries, please address them in the first instance to the Clerk (see Useful Contacts).
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