The Parish Council

Brant Broughton and Stragglethorpe Parish Council is a non-political elected body forming the third tier of Local Government.

The Parish Council has the same status as a Town or City Council, and both are sometimes knows as “Local Councils”. As Councillors, we represent you, the elector and resident in the Parish.

The Parish Council comprises of 7 members, acting rather like the Board of a Company. All Councillors work on a voluntary basis.  No Councillor has the right to act individually; the authority of the Council comes from the body as a whole.  The Clerk, as a Proper Officer of the Council in law has a number of specific duties and responsibilities in executing the resolutions of the Council and advising on points of law and procedure.

The Parish Council also has a number of duties that are set out in law.

Specific Responsibilities

Currently the Council comprises of the following members. Their area of responsibility are as follows         

  • C Thornton  - Chairman represents the Parish Council on Parish Church yards
  • M George, Vice Chair - liaison between the School and the Parish Council
  • P Dunning - Parish assets
  • J Salmon -  represents the Parish Council on the Village Hall committee
  • P Orrock - IT & GDPR
  • D Rowe - Finance
  • K Salmon
  • HR committee - M George, D Rowe & J Salmon

Councillors Declarations of Interest

Within 28 days of election or appointment to office Council Members have to sign Declaration of Interest forms in which they declare their disclosable pecuniary (financial) and other interests. These are reflected in the attached word document.