What is a Parish Council? The parish council is the tier of local government closest to the
people. A parish council represents the concerns of the local community.
It is an elected body made up of local people representing the
interests of the community.
Future Meeting Dates
Tuesday 15th November 2016 (SCHOOL ROOM, URC, CHAPEL LANE)
The following draft regulations for the Fowlmere Cemetery
have been proposed by Fowlmere Parish Council and the public consultation
period for comment runs from 8th December 2016 to 7th
January 2017.Please forward any
comments to the Parish Clerk on firstname.lastname@example.org
What is the role of the Parish Clerk?
carries out the policy decisions made by the council
is the chief administrative officer and is responsible for
seeing that the business of the council runs smoothly and in accordance
with the law
is responsible for managing the financial transactions of
the council and keeping appropriate records of such
carries out all clerical and secretarial tasks for a council
guides and advises the council on matters of law and
procedure, so must keep up-do-date with any new relevant legislation
can be the sole employee of a council
A clerk does not have any right to vote and must carry out a council's
decision even if he/she may disagree with the council's decision
(unless the decision is unlawful).