PC meetings take place on the third Tuesday of every month (except August and December, unless an extraordinary meeting is called). Dates and Agenda are available here.
Parish Council Minutes are available here
Chair’s reports for Birdsong are available here
Who We Are
The Parish Council is the third tier of local government, after the County and District Councils, but is a non political body. It is at the “Grass Roots” and is in the best position to represent the views of the local community.
Parish councils are funded principally by an annual precept. The precept is added to council tax collected by the local authority and then is paid to parishes. Parish Councils can apply for other funding such as grant funding and awards, but they do not receive funds direct from central government, as principal authorities do.
Parish Councillors are elected members who live in the parish and devote their time on a voluntary basis, to ensure the needs of the local community are met by Rugby Borough and Warwickshire County Councils. They also can problem- solve at a local level and raise any relevant issues which can also be dealt with accordingly.
Our Parish Councillors are:
Guy French, Sara Kendell, Richard Cutts. David Preston, and Simon Kent
The Parish Clerk is the only member of the team to take an income from the parish. They are paid because they have a legal obligation as Responsible Financial Officer or RFO. The clerk’s duties include just about everything you would expect from running a business and plenty more besides!
Our Parish Clerk is:
Jackie Chapman and she is contactable on firstname.lastname@example.org
For further information , see Councillors and Clerk Details
What we do
We principally act like trustees, and the councils main aim is to look after the village and ensure that it continues to be the beautiful and tranquil place that we love to live in.
We act as the main source of communication between the parish and the local authorities. We have an input into local planning applications.
We make sure the rubbish gets collected, the roads don’t disappear into dirt tracks, and the grass gets cut.
We generally look after the village on your behalf.