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The Parish Council is made up of seven Councillors supported by the Parish Clerk. Its main objective is to ensure the smooth day-to-day running of the village and to this end is required to address a wide range of matters. The major recurring topics are allocated to individual councillors as portfolios and are shown below.

All Parish Councillors are automatically members of the Planning Committee which is chaired by Councillor Jamie Hockaday

You can contact the Parish Council using the following email address :

The Parish Councillors

Simon Carter : Chairman, Welford Matters Liaison, Welford Sports Club Trustee

Jamie Hockaday : Vice Chair, Planning

Martin Lake : Financial matters, audit, annual accounts, finance process, contracts

Colin Barbour : Rights of Way, Footpaths, Cress Hill & Parish Council Land management

Natalie Kennedy :  Village maintenance (including the playground and Synder Meadow), Flood Action Group

Manuela Perteghella : Parish Council website, traffic issues, speeding and enforcement

Kerry Williams : Remembrance Day, Annual Parish Meeting, Community & School liaison, PC Publicity

Adele Street : Parish Council Clerk, Responsible Finance Officer

The clerk is the Proper Officer of the Parish Council and has responsibility for ensuring that the instructions of the Parish Council, in connection with its function as a Local Authority, are carried out. More specifically, the duties and responsibilities include: attending Council meetings, preparing agendas and minutes, dealing with all correspondence, receiving and paying invoices, overseeing the annual audit, ensuring compliance with statutory and other provisions, producing information for the Council and advising it on policy, procedural and legal matters.

Additional Support –

Alice Wynn-Edwards (External Auditor)

Colin Winston (Parish Website Manager)