Parish Council Information

The Parish Council

Parish councils are statutory bodies, set up and controlled by Acts of Parliament. These Acts determine what the council must do (its duties), what it can choose to do (its powers), and what it cannot do.  Members are elected for a term of four years and councils are funded principally by an annual precept. The Precept is added to council tax, collected by the county, borough or district council (principal authorities) and paid to parishes in two six-monthly instalments. Parish and town councils can apply for other funding such as grant and funding awards, but they do not receive funds direct from central government, as principal authorities do.

The Councillors are a team whose job it is to represent the interests of the community.  

The Clerk is the professional officer employed by the council to provide administrative assistance and advice before, during and after meetings. 

The Council is supported by the District Councillor and the County Councillor for the area.  Councillor details and responsibilities are listed under 'Your Parish Councillors'.

Meetings are held in Little Witley bi-monthly and the dates list is below.  

An agenda and minutes are produced for every meeting and the council also has 'rules for conducting business' which are known as Standing Orders and Financial Regulations.  

Parishioners are very welcome to attend meetings, even if it's just to listen, but if they wish to speak on any matter there is time allocated before the business starts for public question time.


Dates of Meetings for 2017
Little Witley Parish Council
Meetings are held on the following Mondays starting at 7:45pm in the Village Hall
  • 2017
  • 9th January
  • 13th March
  • 2nd May (Annual Parish Meeting)
  • 10th July
  • 11th September
  • 13th November
Public question time 7.45pm - 8.00pm

Formal meeting 8.00pm



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If you have material to contribute, please email it to the Clerk, Anne Watson at: anne.b52@btinternet.com