Welcome to Water Orton Parish Council website
As a Parish Council, still traditional in many ways, we appreciate that many of our parishioners may prefer to browse online. We hope that those of you who do find this website informative and useful.
The Parish council work as a team bringing to the table a diverse, enthusiastic and common approach. We are a local authority who can make decisions on behalf of the people in the Parish. We all have different skills and attitudes. It is these range of skills which contribute to a Parish Council who aim to do the best we can with the interest of the village at heart.
Through monthly meetings, agendas placed on our noticeboards, local issues may be raised and discussed. As a volunteer we may also have full time demanding roles however do the best we can to follow up any matters which may arise from the council meetings whether it be around planning, traffic, allotments or sign posting to other departments within the borough or County Council who may be able to assist with enquiries.
Our pavilion open space, the green and play equipment are part of our community which we do our best to take care of. We may also take on extra roles within our role as a Parish Councillor and through these we aim to work in collaboration with the borough and county council, also seeking guidance and support from our local Police officers.
As a Parish Council we have limited powers to make decisions however working in partnership with others we can negotiate some decisions which maybe out of our control.
The following dates are set for Parish Council Meetings for the 2019.
- 23rd January 2019
- 27th February 2019
- 27th March 2019
- 24th April 2019
- 29th May 2019
- 26th June 2019
- 31st July 2019
- 28th August 2019
- 25th September 2019
- 30th October 2019
- 27th November 2019
The parish council meetings take place on the last Wednesday of the month except for December when there is no meeting.
The meetings are held at the Pavillion located adjacent to the Playing Fields. They start at 7.30pm unless otherwise stated and members of the public and press are welcome to attend.
The public can raise any worries or concerns they have for up to half an hour at the start of the meeting, but after this time they cannot speak unless they are invited to by the chair. If anyone wants a specific item on the agenda, they need to speak to one of the councillors or put the request in writing to the clerk at least a week before the meeting is due to take place.