Parish Council

What does the Parish Council do?

The Parish Council is the first tier of local government; its role is to represent the local community, provide services to meet local needs and improve the quality of life and well-being. It ensures maintenance of public spaces and footpaths; provides facilities such as moving vehicle speed awareness signs, the defibrillators, allotments and the Parish burial ground; represents the population in areas such as planning or on other Committees; manages funds and acts as a communication route to and from villagers.

Who is involved with the Parish Council?

John Howard (Chair); John Miles (Vice-Chair); Perri Concarr; Gavin Staples; Stuart Miller; Terry Mundy and Nichola Murray.  Mel Laing is the Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer.

How can I contact the Parish Council?

By email on More contact details are within The Venture. is the main source of information about the Council.

How do I get involved with the Parish Council?

All our meetings are open to the public; details are on the Parish Council notice boards or on You are welcome to put forward any suggestions for the Village; we hope you will attend the Annual Village meeting and any of our special projects, such as sowing wild flower seeds in our roadside verges.