Pauntley Parish Council is a small local council with seven councillors. Councillors are elected every four years and any vacancies between elections are filled by by-election, if requested, or by co-option. Each year, the parish council elects a Chairman and Vice Chairman from among councillors. A map of the parish boundary can be found below:
Our District Councillors for the Hartpury & Redmarley Ward of the Forest of Dean District Council are Cllr. Phillip Burford and Cllr. Brian Lewis. Their details can be found as follows respectively:
Cllr Burford at: Philip.Burford@fdean.gov.uk
Cllr Lewis at: firstname.lastname@example.org
The parish is also represented by the county councillor for the Newent division, Cllr Gill Moseley. Her contact details are as follows:
The Role of the Parish Council
Parish Councils have a number of formal powers, to allow them to provide and maintain local services such as rights of way, bus shelters and village greens. They are also able to to improve the quality of community life by spending sums of money on things which, in their opinion, are in the interests of the parish or its inhabitants. Parish councils are also the focal point for local consultation on matters such as the provision of local services by the County Council (including highways issues, and library and bus services) and the District Council’s Strategic Plan. They are also entitled to be consulted on planning applications within the parish.
Pauntley Parish Council also worked with the County Council, District Council and local residents to develop a Parish Plan in 2007. This outlines how residents would like to see the parish develop in the future, in areas such as roads and traffic, housing and development, community activities and the local environment. The Parish Action Plan can be seen under Important Documents below.
The council is supported by the Clerk, who is the Responsible Officer for the council, and who prepares and issues agenda for meetings, keeps minutes and other records, deals with correspondence, advises councillors on legal matters, and is also responsible for maintaining financial controls and accounts for the parish council.
The Clerk can be contacted as follows:
Details to be advised: