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Parish CouncilFri, 23rd June 2017

Parish Council

What do we do?

The Parish Council duties include:

Services

  • The Parish Council is the tier of local government closest to the people, as such one of its key roles is representing the Parish in formal consultations in many matters relating to both Government and other aspects of village life.
  • The Parish Council obtains its powers through a wide range of statutes which both allow and regulate its activities.
  • The main activities undertaken by the Colnbrook with Poyle Parish Council include:-

Planning

  • The Parish Council is consulted by the planning authority on all developments affecting the village and responds to all applications.

Consultation

  • The Parish Council has the right to be consulted on many local and national government issues and provides a local perspective in responses to consultation requests.

Village Hall

  • The village Hall is an independent Trust with Parish Council representation.

Christmas Lights

  • The Parish Council provides lighting through the centre of  the  village during the Christmas seasonThey  also provide trees, lights and decorations during the festive period.

Footpaths

  • The Parish Council  makes random inspections of footpaths and reports any known issues to the District Council for rectification.

Village Maintenance

  • The Parish Council owns 6 notice boards, various seating,  and litter bins together with the whole of Colnbrook Recreation Ground and it's play equipment. It maintains these and a range of other assets around the Parish.

Churchyard Maintenance

  • Grants towards maintenance are made to the local Church Authorities on an annual basis.

Publicity

  • Activities are publicised via the Parish Council notice board, public notice board, a newsletter, this web site and in local newspapers.

Village Street Cleaning

  • The Parish Council will oversee cleaning that has not been addressed by the regular service provided by Slough Borough Council.

Cemetery

  • The Parish Council has an involvement with the maintenance of the local graveyards.

Security

  • Security considerations including liaison with the local Constabulary and Police Authority is a regular activity of the Parish Council. The Parish Council currently fund two Police Community Support Officers  PCSO's.

Highways and Street Lighting

  • The condition of highways and footways and the operation of street lighting is monitored and problems reported to the highway and street lighting authorities for action. An agreed plan of small maintenance work is regularly reviewed with the highway authority.

Outside Bodies

  • Appointed Representatives to Outside Bodies  click here

Who are we?

  • The Parish has Councillors elected by the residents every four years.  For more information on your Councillors’ click here
  • Details about Slough Borough Council and our ward councillors click here

When we meet

  • For more details on the dates, times and venue of Council meetings, please click here.
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