Parish Councillors are volunteers who freely give their time to serve their local community. Litton Cheney Parish Council comprises 7 Councillors who serve a four-year term.The Parish Council welcomes your input and all residents are encouraged to attend the meetings. If you have any queries or suggestions, please do not hesitate to get in touch with the Parish Council Clerk Mrs M Walsh on 01308 281561 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
What does the Parish Council do?
The Council represents the community in matters affecting the parish. These include: •Liaising with Dorset Council on various matters e.g. highways, footpaths, transport•Commenting on planning applications•Responding to consultationsThe Council also maintains and improves village property. This includes:•The playing field, its equipment and maintenance•Looking after the bus shelter, notice boards and village seatsThe Council also supports local community groups and events.
The Parish Council’s main source of funding is the ‘precept’. The precept is the parish council’s share of the council tax and is collected by the district council for the parish council. Without this money the Parish Council would be unable to carry out any of its responsibilities.
The Council meets 6 times a year on the second Tuesday of alternate months with an Annual Meeting, at which the Chairman is elected, held in May. Meetings are held at Litton and Thorners Community Hall (LATCH) in School Lane. The dates and agendas for upcoming meetings are posted on the website and on the 3 village notice boards at least three days before each meeting. Noticeboards are located in the bus shelter, just down from the entrance to The Paddocks and next to Rose Cottage in Main Street.
Transparency Code for Smaller Authorities
In December 2014 the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) published the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 for Smaller Authorities. The Code is a requirement for smaller authorities to make information available for local people to increase democratic accountability. Full details as to how it affects Litton Cheney Parish Council can be seen here: pcadminpage