Parish Councils are local elected organisations, responsible for civil parishes serving around 16 million people in the UK. They are funded by levying a ‘precept’ collected with the council tax paid by parish residents.
The Chew Stoke PC is responsible for governance on behalf of Chew Stoke village and Bath & NE Somerset Council. It evaluates planning issues, works with local police and district council officers. Deals with conservation matters and environmental issues. Consults with the local authority on highway issues, drainage, footpaths and public transport.
The parish is allowed 9 Parish Councillors. They are unpaid and elected to serve for 4 years, unless a vacancy arises between elections – which may be filled by an interim election or by co-option.
The PC meets on the first Thursday of each month except August when there is no meeting because of the holiday season. Meetings take place in The Church Hall at 7.30pm.