The Parish Council
has seven unpaid members
who are, in principle, elected every four years.
In recent years there have not been seven nominations for election and
volunteers have been co-opted to the Council. The Council is assisted
by a paid Clerk.
The Council normally
meets on Tuesday evenings at 7.30 pm in the Village Hall every six weeks
or so. Dates of meetings are available here.
The Council is responsible for looking after and maintaining the playing field,
the play equipment, the village green and all other amenities in the village.
The play equipment consumes a major part of the council's budget as there is continual
maintenance to ensure it is clean and safe.
The council chases
the district council and the county council about the provision of services
in the village such as street signs, highway maintenance and mowing.
The council currently levies a "precept" of
£18,000 for from council tax to pay for these activities. Concurrent services, previously paid,
is no longer available. The council is always looking at ways to
obtain further cash from grants and other sources. The accounts of the
council are made up after the end of the financial year in March. Any
enquiries about the accounts should be directed to the Clerk of the Council.
The auditor is:
PKF Littlejohn LLP (Ref: SBA Team) 1 Westferry Circus, Canary Warf, London, E14 4HD