The Council's remit is fairly wide - its purpose is to serve the community and as such it deals with issues raised by villagers, matters observed by the Councillors or on matter about which its input is required by the National Government, County or Borough Council. The Dingley Parish Council has no political affiliation or party politics and all 5 councillors give of their time on a purely voluntary basis. The only paid member of the Parish Council is the Parish Clerk and that is only because it is a legal requirement to do so.
Looking at local planning applications, highway issues, strategic planning for the area, community issues and community concerns are some of its functions and it also deals with the Police on crime issues and ensure that some village amenities are maintained and repaired by the appropriate authorities. The Parish Council also liaises with rural support groups and interacts with the other layers of Local Government at all levels. The functions of the council are very worthwhile and provide a means of representing the views of the village to higher government. The parish Council meets on the first Wednesday of each month, 7:30pm at the Village Hall. The meetings are open to all parishioners and representatives of the press.
Elections to the Parish Council take place every 4 years and any parishoner is eligible to stand. The position requires only a couple of hours every month and is a very worthwhile task. The Parish Council encourages all interested parishioners to consider standing for election, its not a difficult process and a contested election is a democratically healthy and desirable outcome. If you would like to be considered for election or for more information about the Parish Council, please contact the Parish Clerk.
For ways to contact the Parish Council, please use the Contact Us section or goto the website here www.dingley-pc.gov.uk