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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.