"A warm welcome to the official North Bromyard Group Parish Council Website from the Chairman Jim Wheeler.This website has been created for the parish council, aiming to be a communication link between the council and the residents of our parishes: Edvin Loach & Saltmarshe; Tedstone Delamere; Tedstone Wafer; upper Sapey and Wolferlow.It is also hoped that this website will be a source of information for those living within the boundaries and the many visitors to our parishes.We hope that you will find all the information you are looking for. However if you need any help or more detailed information please do not hesitate to contact us."
A Parish Council is a statutory local authority set up under the Local Government Act 1972. Councillors, who act voluntarily, are normally elected every four years. Sometimes they may be elected at a by-election or by co-option during the four year period. A Clerk is employed to organise meetings, carry out the Council’s decisions and give advice on any legal issues or new legislation. The Clerk does not vote or make decisions for the Council.The Parish Council’s principal role is to act in the interest of the whole community. In taking actions to improve the quality of community life in the parish, councillors try to provide this service responsibly and openly. As such they are bound by a strict code of conduct.
What is a Parish Council and what does your Council do?
Parish Councils have only a limited number of legal duties, but can have a wide range of powers. These are enacted by a considerable number of statutory powers and regulations. This enables a Parish Council to be able to preside over a range of responsibilities, including allotments, bridleways and footpaths, burial grounds, community centres, community transport, highways, land, litter, monuments and memorials, open spaces , planning, street lighting, tree planting, tourism, and vehicle parking. It does vary from council to council which powers are taken up, depending on facilities available, budget levels, local priorities etc.
Powers and Duties of a Parish Council
Gives views and supplies local knowledge on behalf of the community, on planning applications and other proposals that affect the parish.The Council has no direct powers over the decisions on planning applicationssubmitted.
Works in partnership with other bodies to achieve benefits for the Parish
Alerts relevant authorities to problems that arise or work that needs to be undertaken
Helps the other tiers of local government keep in touch with local communities
Undertakes projects and activities that benefit local residents