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Your Parish Council
Alan Robbins (Chairman) Tel: 07787 560564
Chris Tobin Tel: 07889 105 969
George Swanton Tel: 01254 706905
Lee Yarnold Tel:07738 401084
Jane Whittam Tel: 07973 324030
Graham Waite Tel:07702 989522
Judith Finney (Clerk) Tel: 07969 633997
Email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
How do you get to be a Parish Councillor
Parish elections are held every 4 years, the last one being in 2020. Any Parishioner can stand for election to the Council, initially by applying for an election "pack" from the Borough and following procedure laid down. When elected, all Parish Councillors must complete a "declaration of Interests" form for public record.
Parish Councillors must declare any "interests" they have in any matters debated at the meetings
Parish Council Employees
Tockholes Parish has one direct employee -
The Role of The Parish Council
The Parish Council plays an important role as the grassroots level of Local Government, directly representing and promoting the interests of its community. Your Councillors are your unpaid representatives. Amongst other tasks, they take complaints from local residents seriously and deal with them appropriately with the relevant Officers and Departments within the Borough Council. The recent issues have mainly been centred around planning and roads.
Other services provided by the Parish Council include the maintenance of the benches, up-
For a detailed breakdown of expenditure for 2022 are available on request.
How the Parish Council make decisions
Ideas and issues are brought to the Parish Council for debate. The Councillors then vote on whether or not to implement the idea, following a strict code of conduct laid down in U.K. statute. Tockholes Parish Council adopted the Code of Conduct on the 12th November 2012. A minimum of 3 Councillors are needed to be present and the vote must be by majority. The decision is then implemented by the Clerk and/or Councillors.
Policies & Procedures
The Parish Council generally follows the policies of The Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council Local Plan with regard to planning matters. The general procedure is to receive planning applications & copies from the Borough Council, debate the matter, vote on it and then send the decision back to the Borough Council.
April Parish Council News
The New PCSO for the area -
All members of the public are welcome.
The bench which was damaged at Pleasant View has now been replaced.
Neighbourhood Watch Signs have been put in place around the village and we are hoping to get some more in the next few weeks.
Some of the yellow signs have also been put up encouraging motorists to slow down and drive safely.
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