Your Parish Council comprises of five members. Councillors serve for a term of four years and represent the interests of the village and work collectively to make decisions for the benefit of the community. The government is increasingly encouraging local councils to deliver more services and play a greater part in their communities to meet local needs.
The Council is responsible for the Parish budget, management of the Clunch Pit maintenance of the fabric of Village Hall (both come under the ownership of the PC) and village amenities such as the children’s playground, village signs, notice board and benches as well as any environmental issues including health and safety the village.
It is also the interface between parishioners and the District and County Councils; liaison with South Cambridgeshire District Council (SCDC) in relation to planning applications, street signs, council housing, environment, rubbish collection and the new Local Plan for South Cambridgeshire; and Cambridgeshire County Council (CCC) in respect of education, street lighting, drainage, highways, speed limits, footpaths, bus services and strategic planning.
Your Councillors are always ready to help if you have any questions or matters of concern about your local area or local services.
The Council provides representation to the following
- Neighbourhood Police Forums
- The Village Hall Trustees meetings
- SCDC – Parish Liaison meetings
- CEMEX Liaison group
- Working with neighbouring parishes
Parish Council Meetings are held in the village Hall at 7.30 pm on the third or fourth Tuesday of every month (except August and December). Members of the public are welcome to attend meetings and are invited to speak on issues that concern them during an Open forum session at the start of each of each meeting.
The agenda is posted on the website and the village notice board sited near the Rods Walk path, in the centre of the village (next to the post box). Planning applications are usually included as an agenda item and reviewed at an ordinary meeting, however when necessary, an additional planning meeting may be called.
Meetings are attended by Councillors Doug Cattermole (District) and Lina Joseph (County).