Chitterne Parish Council

Covering the electoral area Chitterne All Saints and Chitterne St Mary 

Who We Are

Chitterne Parish Council is the first tier of Local Government it covers the electarol areas Chitterne St Mary and Chitterne All Saints

Your Parish Council is here to help you. If you have a problem or concern about something locally, just get in touch with the Parish Clerk and they will be able to advise you as to how you should proceed. It may be that it is something that the Parish Councillors can do or it may be that a particular issue needs to be raised with another body. Whatever the way forward, the Parish Clerk will be able to offer you advice. In the meantime, if you have something you’d like to tell the Parish Council about just contact the Clerk. 
The Clerk is available Monday to Thursday 9.00am to 4.00pm by phone 01985 213435 or email chitterenpc@gmail.com. 

The Council Team

Parish councillors have a dual role:-

  • They represent the views and concerns of the residents of the parish to the parish council itself and, through it, to the district, county or unitary authority;
  • They report back to residents on issues affecting the parish.

The formal part of these roles, especially the first one, is carried out by attending meetings and corresponding with the parish clerk. The parish council might have committees and even sub-committees. This is more likely to be the case in larger councils. Individual councillors do not have, and cannot be given, powers to make decisions on behalf of the parish council. This applies to the chairman as much as to the other councillors, although the chairman does have personal responsibilities in connection with the running of formal meetings.

The less formal part of these roles of listening and talking to people, including the local elected members of the district, county or unitary council, will almost certainly take up more of the councillor’s time. However, it is important to remember that “rules of behaviour” apply whenever activities of being a parish councillor are being undertaken.

The requirement to complete a register of interests is a crucial element of complying with the code of conduct. In rural parishes, and those centred on smaller settlements in particular, the risk of councillors being affected by disclosable pecuniary or other interests can be quite high. Also, it can be difficult to maintain an appropriate distance from local lobby or campaign groups. This is most likely to be the case in planning matters, an issue that should engage particularly those councillors who are also elected members of the local planning authority.

Charles Horsfall

The Chairman

Portfolio Holder 

Staffing Committee

 

John Dillon

The Vice Chairman

Portfolio Holder

Parish Steward, Traffic and Staffing Committee

 

Kato O'Driscoll

Councillor 

Portfolio Holder 

 

 

Graham Potter

Councillor 

Portfolio Holder

 

 

Julia Hendrickse

Councillor 

Portfolio Holder 

Traffic Working Group

Internal Audit 

Jane Bell

Councillor 

Portfolio Holder

Traffic Working Group

 

To be appointed

Councillor 

Portfolio Holder

 

Contact us

 

E-mail: chitternepc@gmail.com

 

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