Parish Councils are the first tier of local government in England. Although there are often two higher tiers, District or Borough Councils and County Councils, Milton Keynes Council is a ‘unitary authority’ so there is only one higher tier.
What does the Parish Council do?
This article contains details of recent and forthcoming engagements of the Parish Council and its Councillors.
At its Annual General Meeting on 13th May 2013, the Parish Council elected Cllr Philip Ayles to be its Chair and Cllr John Keane to be its Vice-Chair.
In addition to their general Parish Councillor Duties, Councillors are appointed to two Committees, have a number of individual responsibilities and represent the Parish Council at certain external meetings. Details are contained within this article.
The Annual Report by the Chairman of Castlethorpe Parish Council, Cllr Philip Ayles, was presented at the Annual Village Meeting on 2nd April and can be downloaded here.
Oral reports were also given by FOCS and the school, Youth Club, the Village Hall Chairman and the Open Gardens Committee.
Local Government Act 1972 (Section 87(2)) Local Elections (Parishes and Communities) (England and Wales) Rules 2006
At its meeting on 5th March 2012, Castlethorpe Parish Council co-opted Julian Presant-Collins to become a Councillor.
Julian’s contact details are given in Useful Contacts
Peter Haynes writes a personal letter to the village announcing his resignation.
Philip Ayles, Chair of the Parish Council, responds with a tribute to Peter’s 11 years of public service.
Press Read more to read the background to the village centre project and the three design options.
The parish council is one of only four MK parishes to win vanguard funding to produce a Neighbourhood Plan with work likely to start in 2012.
The article summarises the successes of the previous Parish Plan and gives details about what the government’s new Neighbourhood Plan will mean for our village so…
The new play area at the Fishponds was opened on Saturday 11th June by Andy Dransfield, the Milton Keynes Council Cabinet Member for Children and Young People, and Phil Ayles, Chairman of Castlethorpe Parish Council.
The results of the Castlethorpe Parish Council election can be downloaded here
Milton Keynes Council has published the full results of the ward and parish elections here
An earlier scheme to create a natural area where wild grasses and plants could grow failed because it became overgrown with thistles even after a second attempt. The Parish Council therefore decided to put down a layer of green waste around the trees on the slopes and to cut down the grass in the centre and re-seed it.