Council Details

How parish councils work

Parish councils are statutory bodies. Members are elected for a term of four years and councils are funded principally by an annual precept. Income and expenditure for the next financial year are calculated in the form of estimates. The net amount (the precept) is added to council tax, collected by the county, borough or district council (principal authorities) and paid to parishes in April. 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.

Our Council

The Parish Council meet on the first Wednesday of the month in the Function Room at St Andrews Community Centre, with committee and other meetings held throughout the month, to discuss ongoing issues around the village.

These meetings are advertised on the Parish Council notice board at the Coop and will also be put on the website. All members of the public are welcome to attend these meetings. At the Full Council meeting on the first Wednesday of the month there is always a public question time for fifteen minutes at the start of the meeting, where residents can talk directly to Council. (Please check the meeting start times as they may vary dependent on the size of the agenda).

Photograph of saxilby church