Have you considered standing as a Parish Councillor?
The role of any Parish Council is to represent the interests of the whole community. It is the first tier of local government supporting the democratic process. The Parish Council is a corporate body, created by law and is accountable to the local community.
Our mission statement is simple:
To openly engage with, listen to and represent the best interests of the residents we serve, to improve their quality of life and that of the local environment.
In Thurlaston the Council usually meets bi-monthly at the Village Hall at 7pm on the second Monday of the month, so there are six meetings per year. In recent years it has proved difficult to find people willing to serve their community in this way. The Parish Council has a very long history and is an independent voice that represents all residents. The concern is that we could lose our Council completely if we cannot find new councillors, so please don’t take it for granted that someone else will step forward.
Experienced councillors will help those that are new to the role and tasks/responsibilities are shared by agreement between the Councillors, so please rest assured that you would not be dropped in at the deep end.
If you would like to find out more, please contact our Parish Clerk to arrange an informal meeting with one of our existing councillors, who would be happy to answer questions and give some insight into how the Council operates and the sorts of issues it deals with. You are also welcome to attend meetings to see and hear what goes on for yourself.
If you are interested, please do not hesitate to make contact either through the Contact Us
link on this website or by phone on 07785 936740.
Parish Council Meetings
The next meeting of the Parish Council will be at 7:00 pm on Monday 13th March 2023 in the Thurlaston Village Hall. Members of the public may make representations according to the Council’s Standing Orders within the Parish Council Meeting under item 5 from 7.15pm onwards for a time period of no more than 5 minutes. Members of the public who wish to contribute are requested to let the Parish Clerk know prior to the meeting.
Poors Plot Charity
Charity details were updated during October 2021. Generally Trustees meet twice a year during each spring and autumn. Trustees are happy to make a grant of £300 available to any young person of the parish when they finish full time education to help with the cost of their further education. A grant application form is available on this website for making requests.
Planning Applications Database
As of August 2021 all Planning applications which have been assessed by the Parish Council are located under the Planning section of the website. This includes representations relevant to the Rugby Local Plan.
The website now contains information on how to use the community defibrillator which is located in the old telephone kiosk on Main Street. To some degree this helps with villager training given this has not been possible during the Coronavirus pandemic.