As the lowest level of government, your Parish Council has the strongest local connection, but very limited powers and budget. We have to set and manage this budget within clearly defined limits, but on issues outside our remit (for example highways, or planning) much of our work can only be achieved by influence or advocacy. We always strive to do what is best for the community, which may not always suit any one individual. This is why feedback from you is so crucial in enabling us to understand more about the issues which matter to you most, in order to help us determine priorities for the budget for 2024 and beyond.
Last year, we asked every household to complete and return a copy. We received 35 responses, representing about 13% of households. Thank you to everyone who responded. The results have now been collated and are summarised in this document, together with the Parish Council’s response. We would welcome any further feedback or input on this document, or for that matter on any other point of concern.
Lastly, as a group of volunteers, your Parish Council could always do with more ‘hands on deck’. At the moment we have two vacancies on Council, and we would welcome more volunteers, especially younger people and women, since neither of these groups are currently represented on Council. Please do get in touch with me or any of my fellow councillors, if you think this might be of interest to you.
Tom Butler (LPC chair), firstname.lastname@example.org