Mickleton Parish Council is first tier local government (therefore the closest to the people), followed by the Cotswold District Council and then Gloucestershire County Council.
Parish Councils have many powers if they choose to use them, it is how and which of these powers that Councillors decide to use, that makes a vibrant forward thinking Council and can bring positive benefits to make the lives of the local community more comfortable. The Council’s role is to deliver and coordinate services to meet local needs and to try and improve the quality of life in the parish.
Parish Councils were created in law, they can only act within the law by exercising their powers and functions which have been conferred on them by Statutes (i.e. Acts of Parliament). Anything a Parish Council tries to do outside these powers is ‘ultra vires’, in other words, outside the law.
The Parish Council is responsible for setting the annual Precept (its share of the Council Tax) contributes to local maintenance, is responsible for the cemetery, maintains a watching brief on local roads, public rights of way and trees in public places, responds to planning consultations, liaises with appropriate local and national organisations as well as the District and County Councils, supports local charities and endeavours to respond to matters raised by parishioners.
The Parish Council is made up of 11 volunteer Councillors elected from the Parish Electorate. We currently have 3 vacancies for Councillors .
Parish Council Meetings
The Council usually meets on the last Wednesday of every other month at 7.30pm, in King Georges Village Hall. The meetings are every month with the exception of December when the Parish Council organise and host the annual outdoor carol concert. The Annual Parish Assembly, to which all residents are invited, takes place at the March meeting. Look out for agendas and minutes on the website and the noticeboards. If you would like to discuss local issues, please come to one of our meetings or contact one of your Parish Councillors.
The next Parish Council meeting will take place at 7.30 p.m on January 27th 2021 and will be conducted via Zoom. If you wish to attend the meeting please register in advance with Ann Cox the Parish Clerk by email or phone.
Contact the Parish Council:
Telephone: 01386 430393
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