About Shedfield Parish Council
Shedfield Parish Council is the tier of local government closest to the people who live within it.
The Parish Council represents the concerns of the local community.
It is usually an elected body made up of local people representing the interests of the community. If there are not enough volunteers for an election, councillors can be co-opted onto the council by other councillors.
Parish and Town councils have a wide range of powers, including the ability to raise taxes (The Precept) for local projects.
Shedfield Parish Council manages the following:
• Provision and maintenance of recreational areas
• Shedfield Common
• Shedfield Cemetery
• Traffic calming measures.
• Working with the local police to reduce crime.
• Commenting on planning applications
The Council is working towards a Quality Assured Status.
Amongst other things we aim to ensure the Parish Council:
• is representative of, and actively engages, in all parts of its community, providing vision, identity and a sense of belonging;
• is effectively and properly managed;
• articulates the needs and wishes of its community;
• upholds high standards of conduct;
• is committed to work in partnership with principal local authorities and other public service agencies;
• in proportion to its size and skills, delivers local services on behalf of principal local authorities when this represents the best deal for the local community;
• works closely with voluntary groups in its community;
• provides leadership to the community through its work on parish plans; and
• working with its partners, acts as an information point for local services.
You can find out more about Quality Status by visiting the Communities and Local Government website.