Beckley and Stowood, Oxfordshire

Parish Councils are local authorities as defined in the Local Government Act 1972, section 270. They are corporate bodies, and membership is by election for four years. The number of Councillors is determined by the size of the electoral roll of the parish. Councillors are unpaid volunteers and members of the local community. The Council has the power to co-opt members of the public on to the Council, in which case they may serve until the next Council elections.

Parish Councils are also able to appoint a Clerk who is an employed member of the Council. Clerks may not take decisions..........Click to read full article

To improve the organisation of the Parish Council documents that are available on this website, an Archive has been set up and non-current documents are being moved to that Archive.


A new menu choice has been set up under the "Parish Council" item. The archive can also be accessed by clicking on the following link: Parish Council document archive.