What is the Role of Thurlaston Parish Council?
Local councils work towards improving community well-being and providing better services. Their activities fall into three main categories: representing the local community; delivering services to meet local needs; striving to improve quality of life and community well-being.
Thurlaston Parish Council meets every two months (Jan, Mar, May, July, Sept, Nov) at 7:00pm on the second Monday of the month in the Village Hall. The agenda and minutes
of our meetings can be found on this website; agenda are also posted on the village noticeboard.
Members of the public are welcome to attend our meetings and can comment and contribute during the public open session that is held at the start of each meeting.
If there are particular issues that you would like to raise or be discussed at a future meeting, you can arrange this by speaking to any of the Councillors
or by contacting our Parish Clerk
Within the Parish we take responsibility, as appropriate, for:
- Street cleaning and lighting;
- Bus shelters;
- Litter and dog foul waste bins;
- Community centres (where these are not owned by a third party);
- Play areas and play equipment;
- Grass cutting – public/common spaces and highways;
- Maintenance of public paths;
- Grants to help local voluntary organisations;
- Consultation on neighbourhood planning;
- Consultation with regard to county-wide strategic planning;
- Local Emergency Plans.
Parish Councils are the first tier of local government and are statutory bodies. A Council is elected from members of the Parish and is responsible for areas known as civil parishes, such as Thurlaston and shown on the adjoining map. Parish Councils have to raise their own precept (a form of council tax). These funds are required to support their operations and to carry out local projects. Your current Councillors are listed on this website.
Unlike MPs or County and District Councillors, Parish Councillors are not paid for the work they do or the time they spend on Parish Council business. They do not receive any allowances but can claim, if they choose to do so, reimbursement of costs for expenses such as office consumables and travel.
The map shows the geographical area covered by Thurlaston Parish Council