About the Parish Council
Local Government Act
The Local Government Act 1894 was an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom that reformed local government in England and Wales outside the County of London. The Act followed the reforms carried out at county level under the Local Government Act 1888. The 1894 legislation introduced elected councils at district and parish level.
The principal effect of the act was the creation a system of urban and rural districts with elected councils. These along, with the town councils of municipal boroughs, created earlier in the century, formed a second tier of local government below the existing county councils. It also established elected parish councils in rural areas.
There are over 9,000 parish and town councils in England and they form the tier of local government closest to the people. Parish and town councils are local authorities and have a limited number of duties.
They do, however, have wide powers, should they decide to use them and they may, with agreement of the district or county council, exercise certain functions normally carried out by those councils.
The Parish Council
With the present village population, the entitlement is to have 11 Council seats. These seats that are currently occupied are below. The council has a number of working groups and represents the Parish on a number of other bodies.
The 11 current members of the Council are:
Mr Brian Gibbins (Chairman), Mr Dan Cooke (Vice Chairman),
Mrs Margaret Docker, Mr Brian Skittrall, Mrs Jennifer Spencer, Mr David Brown,
Mr Michael Pollard, Mrs Alison Pritchard, Mr Robert Wade and Mr Stephen Foward.
The Parish Clerk is Mrs Lyndis Payne who also acts as the Council’s Responsible Financial Officer.
We employ an Allotments Manager and Burial Registrar. We are also responsible for the maintenance of the Cemetery, St Mary’s churchyard, the Village Green and Town Well.
The working groups handle day-
The Services that are provided by the groups are linked on the Services page.
Many of the Representatives can be contacted by email; please click on any of the links above, or refer to the Contacts page.
A full list of disclosable pecuniary interests is contained in The Relevant Authorities (Disclosable Pecuniary Interests) Regulations 2012.
A register of Members Interests is available on the Wellingborough Borough Council Web Site by clicking this link.
Parish Council Interests
Financial Interests, Assets and other Statements of the Parish Council are available here:
|Agenda and Minutes|
|Footpaths & local environment|
|Highways & Lighting|
|For Crown and Country|
|Policies and Terms of Reference|
|Village Plan and Action Plan|
|Terms and Conditions|