Great Abington Parish Council


What is a Parish Council?
Parish councils are the first tier of local government in England and Wales and they are closest to the people. They are funded through your local Council Tax.
What does a Parish Council do?
The Parish Council has several responsibilities including representing the local community and improving quality of life in the village.   
For example:
  • The Annual Village Clean Up
  • Improving footpaths
  • Road safety and reducing speeding
  • Cycle routes
  • Reviewing planning applications.  The Council’s opinion is taken into account before plans are approved
  • The Parish Council can make grants for projects that will benefit the community
The Parish Council pays for services such as:
  • Street lighting
  • Village and  footpath maintenance
  • Roadside verge cutting
What does a Parish Councillor do?
There are 7 Parish Councillors. We meet every other month on the thirs Monday of the month. Most councillors serve on at least one committee and have an additional responsibility. The position is unpaid.
If you would like to know more do, please, contact a Parish Councillor or the Clerk or come to our next meeting.
 
Clerk:  Paula Harper     harper802@btinternet.com           
Chairman:  Bernie Talbot  bernie.talbot@btinternet.com
 
PARISH COUNCIL DOCUMENTS
In line with the requirements of the 2015 Transparency Code for Smaller Local Authorities all Great Abington Parish Council meeting agendas and minutes are published on the Great Abington Parish Council page of the Abingtons web site.
 
We will continue to publish agendas and minutes on the Parish Council notice board which is on the corner of Magna Close and the High Street in Great Abington. Great Abington Parish Council minutes are also available in the parish councils’ file in the Abington Institute.