About West Chiltington Parish Council


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The Parish Council is made up of 13 voluntary members who live in the parish, chaired by Marshall Monks and supporterd by the "Clerk to the Parish Council" (Anna Chambers) which meet at the Parish Office in Church Street. We currently have 2 vacancies.  The Parish Office is open on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10:00am - 2:00pm.  Please call before visiting as the Clerk is often out and about meeting with contractors and we would not want you to have a wasted journey.

Each meeting is open to the public and where you are very welcome to attend to listen to the proceedings, voice any concerns that you may have or simply to learn a little more about what is happening in the parish. For further information do please contact the Parish Office on (01798) 817434 or via email at clerk@wcpc.org.uk 

Parish councils are the first tier of local government, helping to deliver a vast range of services at a community level of which West Chiltington Parish Council is one of around 10,000 community, parish and town councils across England and Wales, made up of nearly 100,000 councillors. These first-tier councils respond to the needs of the community, delivering the services or representation that each community need most.

Powers and Duties of the Parish Council 

Parish and town councils have a large range of powers, and the activities parish and town councils are involved in are immense. Many parish and town councils are involved in planning, promoting tourism, licensing, community halls, representation, management of town and village centres and providing community halls.

How the Parish Council works

As a statutory body, members of West Chiltington Parish Council are elected for a term of four years and where the works undertaken by the council on behalf of the Parish are funded principally by an annual precept. Income and expenditure for the each financial year are calculated in the form of estimates with the net amount (the precept) being added to council tax, which is in turn collected by the county and district councils (principal authorities) and paid to the parish in two six-monthly instalments.

Notice Boards : There are Parish Council notice boards sited in Haglands Lane, opposite “NISA Local”; in Church Street on the wall of the Parish Office; and in West Chiltington Lane on Broadford Bridge crossroads. A list of Parish Councillors, details of planning applications, forthcoming meetings and other public notices are displayed or may be obtained directly from the clerk to the council.
There are also public notice boards next to the Parish Council board in Haglands Lane and opposite the Queens Head in The Hollows for the use of local community, sports, and educational organisations to publicise their activities (not for commercial or business advertising).