What is a Parish Council?
The parish council is the tier of local government closest to the
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 17th January 2017 - (Pavillion Room, Fowlmere Village Hall) 7:00pm Finance Meeting
- agenda click here 7:10pm Planning Meeting
- agenda click here 7:30pm Parish Council Meeting
- agenda click here
View the latest minutes - click here
January 2017 – Fowlmere
Parish Council Burial Board Proposed Terms and Conditions – 30 Day Consultation
(9th January – 8th February 2017) - click here
Fowlmere Parish Council has been working on the terms and
conditions for Fowlmere Cemetery. The
proposed rules can be found here and
there is a 30-day consultation period for comment by Fowlmere
parishioners. All comments should be
made in writing via the Clerk please – to email@example.com or via 32 Chapel
Lane, Fowlmere. The 30-day consultation
period shall run from Monday 9th January until Wednesday 8th
It should be noted that at the December 2016 meeting,
Fowlmere Parish Councillors voted that point 8 become effective immediately (20th
Completed Declarations of Acceptance of Office May 2016
Fowlmere Parish Council Standing Orders June 2016
Fowlmere Parish Council - Completed Audit Paperwork 2015-2016
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).