Bringing the Community together
Great Barton Parish Council meetings usually take place on the third Monday of every month, except August. They are held in The Community Room of the Village Hall at 7.15 pm. All meetings are advertised on the village notice board and on this web site.
All Parish Council meetings are public meetings and everyone is welcome to attend. The job of the Council is to represent the interests of the whole community. Parish Councils can: give views on planning applications and other proposals that affect the parish; undertake projects that benefit local residents; work in partnership with others to benefit the parish; advise relevant authorities of problems or action that is needed; and help the other tiers of local government to engage with, and understand their local communities. Great Barton voters also have an opportunity to speak to The Council on any matter relating to the village. This opportunity is given at the beginning of each meeting. There is also an open public session at the end of the meeting. If you raise or comment on a topic which is on the agenda for that meeting, Councillors will be able to take account of your views when that subject is discussed although you will not be able to have any further input yourself. If you speak on a matter which is not on the current meeting agenda, your topic will not be discussed at that council meeting, but the Council may consider including it at a future meeting.
You can also raise matters of concern at any time with one of your Councillors. In this way, they can act as your voice on the council and ensure that your views are made known.
The Clerk provides advice on law and procedure and administrative support & also takes action to implement Council decisions and policy.