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YOUR COUNCIL

ELECTION -7 MAY 2015

As there were no further nominations for Parish Council seats, the current council was elected unopposed.

Current council

Mrs Pamela Broughton, 15 Chestnut Way, Fangfoss, York, YO41 5SD TEL: 01759 368125

Mr William Burton, Willowbank, Spittal, York YO41 5QR TEL: 01759 368456

Mrs Sheila Farmeary, 44 St Martins Close Fangfoss, York YO41 5RA TEL: 01759 368215

Mrs Brenda Holmes, Oakworth House, Bolton, Wilberfoss, York YO41 5QS TEL: 01759 368309

Mrs Samantha Nelson, 6 The Paddock, Fangfoss. YORK YO41 5SH TEL: 01759 369900

Mr Jonathan Oxford, 5 The Paddock, Fangfoss, York, YO41 5SH TEL: 01759 369518

Mr Nigel Rickatson Red Roofs, Station Road, Fangfoss, YORK, YO41 5QB TEL: 01759 368597

Clerk: Claire Findlay
Contact the clerk: clerkfangfossbolton@gmail.com

About parish councils

Parish Councils operate as non-political bodies serving the community by dealing with local issues and working closely with the Unitary Councils.  They aim to keep the Borough Council in touch with the needs of smaller communities.

The Councillors, who make up the Parish Council, are elected every four years in local elections.  The Council employs a Clerk whose role is to ensure that the business of the Parish Council runs smoothly within the legal requirements as laid down by Central Government and to carry out the policy decisions of the council.  

Regular monthly meetings are held as well as an Annual Parish meeting at which a resume of the previous year's activities of the Parish Council is presented.

Meetings include discussions on matters of planning, roads and footpaths, finance and other relevant issues.   They also include discussion of policy and documents produced by local and central government.  Members of the public may attend these meeting and may participate by indicating their wish to speak and being invited to do so. They may also request that a matter be placed on the agenda for discussion at the next meeting.

Parish Councils are funded by what is known as a 'precept'.   This is a sum of money which is calculated and applied for annually, from the Borough Council.  This is incorporated with the local Council Tax. 

Expenditure includes insurance of Parish Council assets, maintenance of village projects, Audit fees, the Clerk's salary and other minor expenses.   A detailed annual return accounting for the use of finances must be produced and submitted to the Audit Commission each year.

The Parish Council is a member of the The East Riding and Northern Lincolnshire Local Councils Association which is a central body providing guidance and assistance on matters relating to the running of parishes.