Welcome to the home page for Tarrington Parish Council. Tarrington is in the Backbury Ward of Herefordshire Council and our ward councillor is John Hardwick.
The parish council meet at Lady Emily Community Hall bi-monthly usually on the second Monday at 7.30pm. Extra-ordinary meetings can be held at any time. Please click on the various pages for further information about your parish council.
The Roles and Responsibilities of a Parish Council
Generally the role of a parish council is to improve the quality of community life for their parish and its inhabitants. They can:
- Give views, on behalf of their community, on planning applications and other proposals that affect the parish.
- Undertake projects and schemes that benefit local residents.
- Work in partnership with other bodies to achieve benefits for the parish.
- Alert relevant authorities to problems that arise or work that needs to be undertaken.
- Help the other tiers of local government keep in touch with their local communities
You can make a difference by working closely with the Parish Council, either by becoming a councillor or by just working closely with the Parish Council.
Becoming a Parish Councillor : –
A person is qualified to become a parish or town councillor if:
- He or she is a British subject, or a citizen of the Irish Republic or other Euro national and on the day he/she is nominated as a candidate for election, is over 18 and an elector. AND
- During the whole of the 12 months preceding his or her nomination day, or the day of the election, resided or had his/her principal place of work in the parish or town, or within 3 miles of it.
A person may not become a parish or town councillor if:
- They hold a paid office or other place of profit in the gift of the Council.
- They have been declared bankrupt in the past five years and have not repaid their debts.
- They have been convicted of a criminal offence and sentenced to not less than 3 months imprisonment (including any suspended sentence) within the past 5 years.
If you are interested in becoming a parish councillor, you can:
- contact the clerk who can give you further information – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Keep an eye on your local notice-boards, village and parish council newsletters or websites, for any notification of parish councillor vacancies.