Your Council

Your Council has been elected by the residents of the parish to represent them in dealings which affect our parish. The councillors are not paid but do it from a desire to serve the community in which they live or work.

Councillors are elected every four years although an interim vacancy can be filled in one of two ways.

An election can be called or an individual can be co-opted to the council as a councillor or as a member of a sub-commitee.

We currently have two vacancies for councillors and welcome anyone with an interest in the parish to come along to the parish meetings. We also have several co-opted members of committees who bring their skills to help us in specific areas.

To qualify as a councillor you must be:

aged 18 years or over and be a Commonwealth citizen or a citizen of an EU member state

and meet one of the following criteria

– be a local government elector in the parish (ie on the electoral roll)
– owned or rented land within the parish for the last twelve months
– lived in the parish or within 4.8 kilometres (3 miles) of it for the last twelve months
– worked in the parish for the last twelve months

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Parish Council – Notice of Election

Elections for the Parish Council and BANES Ward Councillors will take place on 2nd May, the polling station is the Community Rooms on Mountain Wood as usual. An election at Parish level is dependant on more than 11 candidates standing for the Parish Council, otherwise it would not be contested with all nominated persons taking a seat. The Parish Council would like to thanks our Ward Councillors; Alison Millar, Geoff Ward and Martin Veal for all the work they done for the parish. Parish Council Election Notice 


Message from Parish Hall Management Committee 

Dear Parish Hall Users, If you live in the village you will know that the Parish Hall Committee are planning to replace the roof. The roof is approximately 100 years old and showing signs of deterioration, and also contains 5% Chrysotile asbestos. It was originally planned to carry out the work by a specialists Contractor during the summer school holidays, however, a large proportion of the funds raised ( 60,000 pounds) has to be paid before July, so the new start date was brought forward to cover the Easter Holiday (April 1 – 25). I understand today that the Contractor has requested an earlier start date of 25th March to erect scaffolding and completely tent the whole building. During the first week (25th – 29th March) the hall will be out of bounds during the day but can be used in the evening. Thereafter, nobody will be allowed to pass through the gate. Sincere apologies for the short notice and disruption caused. I am making inquiries with the RBL/Village Club, Mountain Wood Community Room (Polling Station) and the Church for possible alternative venues. Please contact me if you are interested.   M Wright Chairman Parish Hall Committee.


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