Council is the second tier of local government, after the District Council. It
is at the "grass roots" and is in the best position to represent the
views of the local community.
All meetings of
the Council are advertised on the Parish Council notice boards in The High
Street and Doncaster Road also in the Library, the Parish Centre, All Saints
Parish Church and Shay Lane Pavilion and on this website. They are open to the
public and the Council would like to encourage residents to come along - the
elected Members are your representatives and your views are important to them.
Council has a surprising number of powers which it can exercise if it so wishes.
Below are some of the activities Crofton Parish Council currently carries out
for the benefit of the village:
Council raises the funds to undertake these services and facilities through what
is known as the precept. This is charged to residents through the council tax.
For the financial year 2011/12, the Council's precept is £49,942. A
decision was made at the council meeting in January 2012 to retain the precept
A decision was made at the council meeting in January 2012 to retain the precept for 2012/13
Some of the Council's accounts for past years can be found here.
The Council's Standing Orders are here. and the Financial Standing Orders here.