Parish Council

Heighington Parish Council is one of many Parish/Town Councils in England that was established in 1894 by an Act of Parliament. This created the civil parish, separating it from the Church after a long history of delivering local services such as care for the poor, maintenance of roads and collecting taxes.

So what has changed?  Parish Councils have the legal power to take action, but they have fewer duties to principle authorities, and greater freedom to choose what action to take.  The Parish Council plays a vital role in representing the interests of the community which it serves and seeks to improve the quality of life and the local environment.  In addition to the usual activities of a parish council, Heighington PC is responsible for the management and maintenance of the Jubilee Hall, the Recreation Ground on Station Road and the Sports Field on Potterhanworth Road, plus the two Children’s Play Areas one at Almond Avenue and the other on the Recreation Ground.

There are eleven members on the Council and monthly meetings take place on the second Monday in each month with exception to August when the Council goes in to recess.  We have four sub-committees Policy & Resources, Property Services, Highways & Planning and a Recreation Advisory Forum.  Planning & Highways meets as and when necessary; the remaining Committees meet throughout the year.  All meetings are open to the public and participation is encouraged prior to the start of the Agenda business.  A notice is posted on the village notice boards in the High Street and at the foot of Canterbury Drive, and on this website; a calendar of meetings can also be viewed.

Our services are delivered via the Parish Council Office which is situated at the rear of the Jubilee Hall on High Street.  The Office is run by Co-Clerk (Finance) Janet James and Co-Clerk (Operations) Emma Salter. The Office is open to the public each week Monday - Thursday 10 am to 2 pm.  Otherwise a quick phone call to make an appointment, especially to view planning applications or other documents held on deposit, is all that's needed. 01522 790846 or an email

Older minutes are available from the Parish Council Office

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