A Parish Council is a type of local authority found in England which is the lowest,
or first, tier of local government. They are elected bodies and have variable tax
Woolaston Parish Council - What does it do?
Woolaston Parish Council is responsible either directly or as agent for the District
Council for the maintenance of the cemetery, grassed areas within the village and
for administration of what have been called "Parish Lands". Woolaston Parish Council
is currently providing significant financial support for the Village Hall, though
like the playing field these facilities are owned and managed through a charitable
trust. Council has other duties concerning public footpaths and obstruction to rights
of way. Woolaston Parish Council is notified of all planning applications, though
its powers are only advisory. It is consulted on the making of certain byelaws. The
Parish Council also administers some local charities.
Council Meetings - When are they?
There is a Parish Council meeting in the Memorial Hall, generally, at 8.0 p.m. on
the second Thursday of every month, apart from January and August. Any member of
the public wishing to attend is welcome to attend as an observer.
The Annual Parish Meeting takes place in April and is open to any member of the Public.
The Agenda, and dates of meetings are posted on the Parish Council notice board and
on this website.
Parish Councillors - What do they do?
The Councillors represent the electors and residents in the Parish of Woolaston.
All Parish Councillors work on a voluntary basis and must live within the Parish.
No Parish Councillor has the right to act individually: the authority of the Council
comes from the body as a whole.
The Parish Clerk - What does she do?
Parish Clerk is the Responsible Officer of the Council in Law and has a number of
specific duties and responsibilities in executing the resolutions of the Parish Council.
The Clerk is required to ensure that the actions of the Council are legal and implements
the policies decided by the Council. Duties of the Clerk include managing resources,
maintaining the financial records and preparing them for audit, and the preparation
and distribution of the Minutes of all meetings.
Woolaston Parish Council is not responsible for the content of external internet sites
Compliance with the Transparency Code
Woolaston Parish Council has to comply with the Transparency Code for Smaller Authorities (ISBN 978-1-4098-4439-6). This code prescribes information that the PC must publish on its web site. Much of that information is already available on this site, but some is still being prepared. Below is a complete index to the information available (and still in preparation).
Items of expenditure above £100 (not yet available)
If you would like to see a list of the current cemetery charges please go to this page.
Housing Needs Survey
In June 2009 the Parish Council commissioned a survey to determine the affordable housing needs of people who live in or have close ties to Woolaston. The results of the survey can be found HERE. (Opens in a new window)