The next meeting of Nunney Parish Council takes place online on Tuesday 7 September 2020.
Due to the coronavirus lockdown, all meetings of Nunney Parish Council are held on Zoom until further notice. Members of the public can watch meetings online, but they must notify the parish clerk at least 24 hours in advance. More information is available at nunney-parish-council-goes-online-in-lockdown.
Agendas, minutes and other information for the Parish Council can also be found at nunneyparishcouncil.com and on notice boards in the village.
Note though that the most recent minutes may not have been ratified by Council and may be subject to amendments.
Future meetings (7.30pm at Dallimore Mead Hall)
Monday 5 October 2020
Monday 2 November 2020
Monday 7 December 2020
Nunney Parish Council members
Nunney Parish Council contact
For all enquiries about Nunney Parish Council, email parish clerk Angela Pearce at [email protected].
What parish councils do
Parish councils make all kinds of decisions on issues that affect the local community. Probably the most common topics that parish councils get involved with are planning matters (they are statutory consultees), crime prevention, managing open spaces and campaigning for and delivering better services and facilities.
The funding for parish councils is allocated by the district council and is taken from the area’s council tax; this is called an annual precept.
The following are all under the remit of local councils:
- Burial Grounds, Cemeteries, Churchyards and Crematoria
- Bus Shelters
- Bye-laws – the power to make bye-laws concerning: baths and washhouses (swimming pools), cycle parks, mortuaries and pleasure grounds
- Clocks – public clocks can be provided and must be maintained
- Community Centres, Conference Centres, Halls, Public Buildings
- Drainage – of ditches and ponds
- Entertainment and the Arts
- General Spending – parish councils can spend a limited amount of money on anything they deem of benefit to the community that is not covered by the other specific responsibilities described in this list
- Gifts – parish councils may accept gifts
- Highways – lighting, parking places, right to enter into discussions about new roads and road widening, consent of parish council required for diversion or discontinuation of highway, traffic signs and other notices, tree planting and verge maintenance
- Land – acquisition and sale of
- Legal proceedings – power to prosecute and defend any legal proceedings in the interests of the community, power to take part in any public enquiry
- Litter – provision of litter-bins and support for any anti-litter campaigns
- Planning – parish councils must be notified of, and display for residents, any planning applications for the area. Any comments submitted to the planning authority by the parish council must be taken into account
- Postal and Telecommunication Facilities – power to pay a public telecommunications operator any loss sustained in providing services in that area
- Public conveniences – provision and maintenance of public toilets
- Recreation – provision of recreation grounds, public walkways, pleasure grounds, open spaces, village greens, gymnasiums, playing fields, holiday camps and boating ponds
- Rights of Way – footpath and bridleway maintenance
- Seats (public)
- Signs – danger signs, place names and bus stops signs
- Tourism – financial contributions to any local tourist organisations allowed
- Traffic Calming
- War Memorials
- Water Supply – power to utilise stream, well or spring water and to provide facilities for general use