Your Parish Council
The Parish Council is an elected local authority. They are the first tier of local government and play a vital role in engaging with local people and helping to shape their communities.
The council is issued funds annually in the form of a precept which is taken from the Council Tax. This money is used to help maintain parish infrastructure and provide services not otherwise provided by Cornwall Council and Central Government.
The Parish Council usually meets on the third Monday of every month at 7:30pm in the Parish Hall. Since the Coronavirus lockdown in March 2020, meetings have been conducted remotely. Once physical meetings begin again, an option to join remotely will continue to be provided.
Members of the public are welcome to attend any of these monthly meetings. There is a ‘Public Session’ in the first half of the meeting, at which members of the public are welcome to ask questions or present information to the councillors.
In May of each year and Annual Parish Meeting takes place, in which representatives of local groups and organisations are invited to give a report of their activities in the preceding twelve months.
Anyone who wishes to attend a meeting will need to give the Parish Clerk notice of their intention to do so in advance. This is so any information they require can be identified by the clerk prior to the meeting and a meeting code issued.
The agenda for each meeting is posted on all the local noticeboards and on this website a week prior to the meeting taking place. The minutes along with policy and procedures are published on the website.
Code of Conduct
Parish Councillors are bound by a Code of Conduct which you can download.