How Does Your Council Work?

The Council consists of up to 14 Councillors who serve for a term of four years. Councillors are volunteers who may receive some expenses but are otherwise unpaid.

Vacancies on the council are filled either by election, or if insufficient candidates put themselves forward to make this necessary, by co-option (i.e. the Council invites willing individuals to fill the vacancies).

There are currently two vacancies on the Council. Individuals wishing to register an interest in becoming a Councillor are invited to contact the Parish Clerk (see below).

Each year the Council members elect a Chair and a Vice Chair to manage meetings. Meetings are open to the public and details of meeting agendas and minutes are published on this web site. The Council is responsible for spending on certain local services and its budgets and accounts are also available here. As well as publishing material on-line, printed copies of parish council information is available at Woodford Halse Library and material is also published on the noticeboards located at:-

  • Outside the Public Conveniences, junction of Parsons Street and Quinton Lane
  • Membris Way

The Parish Council Clerk is Gary Smith. He can be contacted about Parish Council matters by email at: