Parish councils are the first tier of local government, helping to deliver a vast range of services at a community level.
Slapton Parish Council is one of around 10,000 community, parish and town councils across England and Wales, made up of nearly 100,000 councillors. These councils respond to the local needs of the community, delivering services or representation for parishioners.
We comprise 9 elected members supported by a Clerk. Elections take place every 4 years, the most recent being 2015. Our funding derives from the 'parish precept', a small portion of the Council Tax collected by the District Council. In 2016-17 this comprised £35.12 for a Band D property, a typical rate for the district.
We meet every month, except August, on the first Monday of the month.The May meeting is the Annual Parish Council Meeting when, every year, the Council is required to elect a chair and vice-chair for the coming 12 months.
There is also a Village meeting in March when the Council reports to the parish in an open meeting and various village societies and clubs also present reports.
Meetings start at 7.30pm and do not last longer than two hours. The agenda and meeting notices are posted on the noticeboards around the parish.
Meetings are held in Slapton Village Hall, unless announced otherwise. All meetings are open to the public: anyone is welcome to attend and raise questions during Open Forum at the beginning of the meeting.
Note that this is the first time we have had a web site and the content is still being developed. If you have queries about the site, or any other questions or comments, please use the contact form to get in touch with the Parish Clerk, Louise Soothill-Ward.