Letcombe Regis Parish Council
Under the Local Government Act of 1894 Parish Councils were formed in England to oversee civic duties in rural towns and villages, before this they were based around the ecclesiastical parishes.
Parish Councillors are elected for a four year term which normally coincides with the election of the District Councillor for the ward which the Parish Council is in, for Letcombe Regis it is the Ridgeway ward. Contests are only held when the number of candidates exceeds the number of vacancies otherwise candidates are elected unopposed. If a vacancy occurs during the four year term it can be filled either by election or by co-option onto the council. The last election which took place in May 2015 was unopposed.
The Parish Council meetings take place in the village hall on six occasions during the year - the minimum statutory requirement - and this includes the Annual Parish Meeting held in May when the Chairman presents the annual report for the previous year. The Responsible Financial Officer then gives a summary of the annual accounts for the previous year and the budget for the following year.
The Parish Council meetings are held every two months on the third Monday in January, March, May, July, September, and November. The Agenda summoning the Councillors to attend the meetings is published on the website in the notice boards and the shop. The Annual Parish Council Meeting is held in May after the Annual Village Meeting. Additional meetings can also be held if required provided the statutory requirements are fulfilled. The quorum for meetings is either a minimum of three or one third of the number of councillors, whichever is the greater number. Members of the Public and Press are welcome to attend the Parish council meetings.
Email address for the Parish Council is firstname.lastname@example.org
The link to Oxfordshire County Council is http://www.oxfordshire.gov.uk
and to our District Council - The Vale of the White Horse is http://www.whitehorsedc.gov.uk
For further information please use the contact form.