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Parish Council

We are known as Minal Parish Council to follow the local name of the village but are registered with Wiltshire County Council as Mildenhall. We serve the village and surrounds of Mildenhall and Stitchcombe.

We have 7 Councillors who serve a term of 4 years although occasionally vacancies crop up during this time. Click here to see our councillors

The Parish Clerk and RFO (Responsible Finance Officer) is Sue Hine who can be contacted by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Parish councils are the first tier of local government and are closest to the community. We play a vital part in representing the interests of our community and are responsible for:

  • Maintaining the rights of way around the village

  • Managing the provision of various services such as grass cutting, emergency heating and shelter

  • Advising Wiltshire County Council on local planning issues

  • Maintaining the Play areas and equipment

  • Ensuring the village environment is pleasant and free of litter

  • Listening to residents and working to improve the village facilities eg purchasing Church field

  • Supporting community projects such as a Parish magazine, playground for children

Duties and Powers
Various laws outline a council’s legal obligations and duties to ensure it is administered correctly. Recent changes such as the Transparency code ensure that residents can view the work of the council more easily and Government policy is increasingly encouraging local participation in decision making and responsibility for local issues.

Facts and Figures
- Parish councils were created in 1894 separating the civil parish and church which had previously delivered local services such as care for the poor and maintaining paths.

- There are over 9000 town and parish councils in England
- 25% of the population (over 16m people) live in communities served by parish and town councils.

 

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