Great Ness and Little Ness Parish Council
There are no current vacancies.
The role of a parish councillor
The Parish Council represents and serves the whole community. Most communities are made up of many smaller communities, often with different interests, a Council’s duty is to serve them all. A Council balances the needs of different elements of the community to get the best results.
The Parish Council is made up of individual Councillors who contribute to the work of the whole Council by:
- suggesting ideas
- engaging in constructive debate
- responding to the needs and views of the community
- representing their constituents
- behaving in an ethical way and being open about interests
- commenting on proposals to ensure the best outcome
- voting – to enable the Council to make decisions
Examples of issues the parish council is involved with:
- Planning/development - the Local Plan Review consultation will start in Autumn 2017 and we will find out if Shropshire Council is proposing further development in the parishes and have the opportunity to comment on this.
- Community infrastructure in the parishes - it is important to ensure the parishes have the facilities and services parishioners want, in particular to manage the impact of new development - we are about to look into renewing the Parish Plan as this sets out guidelines for what parishioners want and can be a basis for obtaining funding.
- Supporting local groups, such as the Youth Club
- Liaising with Shropshire Council to manage the impact of budget cuts e.g. impact on Nesscliffe Country Park
- Traffic calming