Parish Council

The Role of a Councillor

They are elected to represent the interest of the local community as a whole and promote a harmonious local environment. The number of elected Councillors depends on the size of the area, Flitcham are able to have 7 Councillors.

Local Councils are the first tier of governance and are the first point of contact for anyone concerned with a community issue. They are democratically elected local authorities and exist in England, Wales and Scotland. The term ‘Local Council’ is synonymous with ‘ Parish Council, ‘Town Council’ and ‘Community Council’.

Local Councils are made up of locally elected Councillors. They are legally obliged to hold at least four meetings a year.  Most meet on a monthly cycle to discuss council business and hear from local residents. However, Flitcham is considered a small council and only meet bi monthly. District and County Councillors regularly attend parish meetings and report at the Annual Parish meeting. Councillors are expected to attend meetings on a regular basis.​

Councillors must abide by a Code of Conduct, a set of rules on how Councillors are expected to behave. They must also declare their financial interests in the parish, details of which are kept by the District Council.

Flitcham Parish councillors are as follows:

Susan Allen – Chairman

Richard Gray – Vice Chairman

Ann Beasley

Terry Allen

Roger Glazebrook

Noelyne Fuller

At the annual Parish Council meeting on 3rd May, Geoff Kilham stood down from the PC and his role as Chairman having stood as councillor for many years.

He was thanked for his valuable participation and service over years and he will be sorely missed from the PC.

One vacancy for councillor now exists and is being advertised as a Casual Vacancy.

Parish Clerk – Gill Welham

Meeting Dates 2022

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