Calvin Bent - Chairman
Member of Parliament for Tamworth
County Councillor for Lichfield Rural East Division
Staffordshire County Council firstname.lastname@example.org
The Role of a Councillor
They are elected to represent the interest of the local community as a whole and promote a harmonious local environment. The number of elected Councillors depends on the size of the area, in our Parish we are able to have 9 Councillors.
Local Councils are the first tier of governance and are the first point of contact for anyone concerned with a community issue. They are democratically elected local authorities and exist in England, Wales and Scotland. The term 'Local Council' is synonymous with ' Parish Council, 'Town Council' and 'Community Council'.
Local Councils are made up of locally elected Councillors. They are legally obliged to hold at least four meetings a year. Most meet on a monthly cycle to discuss council business and hear from local residents. District and County Councillors regularly attend parish meetings and report at the Annual Parish meeting. Councillors are expected to attend meetings on a regular basis.
Councillors must abide by a Code of Conduct, a set of rules on how Councillors are expected to behave. They must also declare their financial interests in the parish, details of which are kept by the District Council.
The Council is funded principally by an annual precept that forms part of your council tax and is shown on your council tax statement. This money is then used to carry out important work in the parish and to help fund local amenities such as the Village Hall, the Millennium Green, the church clock and the churchyard.
The Parish Council meets six times per year in January, March, May, July, September and November in Clifton Campville Village Hall in Church Street. The dates of meetings are published on the parish notice board at least one week before each meeting. Parishioners are encouraged to attend and part of the meeting is set aside for your questions and comments. However it is helpful if you can let the Parish Clerk know in advance of any matters you wish to raise so that time may be set aside and any necessary information brought by councillors to the meeting.