The work of the Parish Council
The Parish Council has an overall responsibility for the well-being of the parish.
The work falls into three main categories:
- representing the local community
- delivering services to meet local needs
- striving to improve quality of life in the parish
Councillors have three main areas of work:
- Decision-making: through attending meetings, councillors decide which activities to support, where money should be spent, what services should be delivered and what policies should be implemented
- Monitoring: councillors make sure that their decisions lead to efficient and effective services by keeping an eye on how well things are working
- Getting involved locally: as local representatives, councillors have responsibilities towards their constituents and local organisations. This often depends on what the councillor wants to achieve and how much time is available.
Your Parish Councillors and their responsibilities
Chairman – Meg Timlin
Vice Chairman – Mike Graham
Councillors – Barbara Evans, Julie King, David Gwinn, Katherine White, Brian Hamilton, Andy Street and Sue Phelan
Clerk to the Parish Council – Mirjam Evans
Responsible Financial Officer – Mirjam Evans
The Finance Committee – Meg Timlin, Julie King, Mike Graham and Barbara Evans
The Custodian Trustee Committee – Barbara Evans, David Gwinn and Katherine White
Representatives and Wardens to the Parish Council
Footpath Wardens – Mike Graham, Brian Hamilton and Leslie McCrorie
Tree Wardens – Meg Timlin, Tom Parker and Alicia Schofield
Red Springs Pocket Park – Coordinator Brian Hamilton and Wardens Simon Mead & Tom Parker
VH and PFA Representative – David Gwinn
Moated Site Representative – Barbara Evans
Relief in Need Charity Representative – Julie King
Neighbourhood Watch Coordinator – Mike Bailey
Newsletter Team – Patricia Ellis, Rose Knight and Liz & Pete Gilbert
Website – Mike Bailey
Meetings: Meetings are usually held on the second Monday of each month (not August) at the Baptist Chapel Room, Gold Street. Planning documents are available on the Daventry District Council website . On occasion planning documents will be available at 7.15pm before a parish council meeting, which starts at 7.30pm prompt. All are welcome – information on Public Participation is here.
Annual Meeting: The Annual Meeting is held in April or May.
Notice Boards: The Parish Council has three Notice Boards – outside the Baptist Chapel, by the School gate on Kettering Road and on the external wall of the bus shelter on Old Road.
Minutes: The Minutes are available on this website, from the Clerk or for viewing on the notice board outside the Baptist Chapel, Gold Street..
Freedom of Information: Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 it is the duty of Walgrave Parish Council to produce and publish the method by which Parish Council information is available to the public. The Parish Council have therefore adopted a 'Guide to Information'.
In addition to the 'Guide to Information', members of the public may also wish to refer to the Village News newsletter and the village website www.walgrave-village.co.uk for information.
Grant Awarding Policy
The council awards grants, at its discretion, to parish organisations which can demonstrate a clear need for financial support to benefit the parish by:
- providing a service
- enhancing the quality of life
- improving the environment
- promoting the parish in a positive way
Details of local authority councillors, MP and MEPs here