If you’ve never been to a parish council meeting before, you may be forgiven for thinking that parish councillors are a group of (probably older) people who meet now and then in a draughty village hall. If, however, you live in a community where something ‘big’ has happened, you’ll know that when people in the community need support and guidance, it is sometimes the parish council that is turned to.
By becoming a parish councillor you become someone your community will look to for help, guidance and support, a community leader with the power to influence decisions for the benefit of the people you serve. Seeing your community change for the better, as a result of decisions you have helped make, is something that can give you a sense of achievement and pride.
The Parish Council is made up of seven members. Councillors have specific areas of interest which is shown next to their name. The current members are:
Jonathan Gunthorpe - Chairman - Neighbourhood Plan steering group liaison
Janice Brotherton - Councillor - Joint Action Group
Duncan Farrington - Vice Chairman - Chelveston Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund Trustee - Highways
Clive Jones - Councillor - community & road safety - footpaths
Martyn Leonard - Councillor - Internal Control (financial)
Mary Newcombe - Councillor
Helen West - Councillor - Highways - Community & road safety
All councillors have an interest in village maintenance.
There is one vacent seat at the present time.
If you have a query to raise, please contact the appropriate councillor in the first instance or the parish clerk.
All councillors are required to abide by the Hargrave Code of Conduct and to regularly update a Register of Interests. If you would like to view a councillors Register of Interests, please click here which will take you to East Northamptonshire Council's website.
The Code of Conduct for Hargrave Parish Council can be viewed from the 'policies' tab.