The Parish Council promotes local democracy through representing and upholding the collective views of those who live in our rural parish.
It has three main functions:
Members of the Parish Council
Members are elected for a term of four years. Parishioners should feel free to contact Parish Councillors with suggestions or issues, but West Berkshire Council has an excellent on-line service request system at: http://www.westberks.gov.uk/servicerequests/describe_case.aspx
|Mark Hawkesworth||Chairman||0118 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Dawn Bellin||Footpaths||0118 email@example.com|
|Jane Body||0118 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Chris Dent||Vice-Chairman||0118 email@example.com|
|Harry Fullerton||0118 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Mrs Helen Pratt||Clerkemail@example.com|
Activities Committee : Hilary Dent (Chair), Charlie Hartley, Marilyn Mansfield, Tania Kane, Maxine Hanrahan, Alex-Best Shaw and Jilly Hawkesworth (Treasurer)
Dredge Gang Committee : Paul Lemm (Chairman)
Pang Valley Flood Forum : Mark Hawkesworth, and Kevin Waldie (Flood Warden)(http://www.floodalleviation.uk/apps/pang.php)
Parish 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 West Berkshire Council and paid to parishes in two sixmonthly 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.