Parish Council

The Parish Council meets on the last Monday of every second month at Munsley WI Hall.

The date and agenda for the next meeting can be found here. Correspondence may be viewed from 7.15pm and the meetings start at 7.30pm. Members of the public are encouraged to attend and have the opportunity to comment upon planning applications and items on the agenda.

For details of who your parish councillors are go to the list of councillors. All correspondence should be addressed to The Parish Clerk.

The Parish Clerk is Mrs Janet Chester.

Telephone Number 01531 670036
E-mail: pixleyclerk@btinternet.com

Map of the Four Parishes

Pixley and District parish council map

What does your parish council do?

Your council is an elected tier of local government. Other tiers, known as principal authorities, have a legal duty to deliver services such as education, town and country planning, environmental health and social services. Parish councils also have the legal power to take action, but they have fewer duties and greater freedom to choose what action to take.  The Localism Bill has given Parish Councils more control over local planning through a Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP) and Pixley and District is in the process of creating its own plan.  Details are in the Neighbourhood Plan section of this website.

Typical issues that concern a parish council for a small rural parish like ours are planning applications, highways, traffic, community safety, housing, community centres, litter, and bus shelters. Parish Councils also play a vital part in representing the interests of parishioners to higher authorities.

Parish Councils are mainly funded from the local Council Tax (the precept) and have a range of powers to spend money to benefit the local community.

You can make a difference by working closely with the Parish Council, either by becoming a councillor or by just working closely with the Parish Council.

Becoming a Parish Councillor : –

Qualifications
A person is qualified to become a parish or town councillor if:

  1. He or she is a British subject, or a citizen of the Irish Republic or other Euro national and on the day he/she is nominated as a candidate for election, is over 18 and an elector. AND
  2. During the whole of the 12 months preceding his or her nomination day, or the day of the election, resided or had his/her principal place of work in the parish or town, or within 3 miles of it.

Disqualifications
A person may not become a parish or town councillor if:

  1. They hold a paid office or other place of profit in the gift of the Council.
  2. They have been declared bankrupt in the past five years and have not repaid their debts.
  3. They have been convicted of a criminal offence and sentenced to not less than 3 months imprisonment (including any suspended sentence) within the past 5 years.

If you are interested in becoming a parish councillor, you can:

  • contact the clerk who can give you further information  – pixleyclerk@btinternet.com
  • Keep an eye on your local notice-boards, village and parish council newsletters or websites, for any notification of parish councillor vacancies.

Pixley and District employ a lengthsman to carry out minor maintenance of the minor roads, roadside verges, drainage, etc within the parishes.