The Parish is the most local unit of local government, and the Parish Council is the democratically accountable tier of government closest to the people. Councillors all come from the local community and West End Parish Council works extremely hard to promote the village and improve the quality of life for its residents.
The Council has many specific powers and duties established by parliament over the years. Key areas include reviewing planning applications, and a range of environment, transport and leisure issues.
The Council itself has been greatly modernised in the past few years. Individual councillors are now tasked with particular areas of responsibility, and everyone has worked hard to develop good working relationships with the officials and councillors at District and County level. By working closely with the Borough and County Councils on a regular basis on all aspects affecting the village, we are already delivering real improvements to the services that West End receives.
West End Parish Council is far from being the biggest parish council in the area, but we are determined that it can be one of the best - efficient, accountable and good value for money.
What do we do
The Parish Council duties include: Management of recreation ground, pavilion and facilities and specific land within the Parish
Review and comment on planning applications within the Parish
Liaise with relevant authorities regarding infrastructure /policing/community issues to represent your views and get the best advantage for West End
Engage with all interested parties in West End regarding current and future shape of West End life
Who are we
The Parish has seven Councillors elected by the residents every four years. For more information on your Councillors' see under Parish Council
When we meet
- The Council meets every 2nd Tuesday and last Wednesday of the month to consider matters. There is only one meeting in August being held on the third Tuesday. Ten minutes are available for the public to express a view or ask a question on relevant matters on the agenda. The public are welcome to stay and observe the rest of the public part of the meeting. Meetings commence at 8.00pm in the Sports Pavilion.
- An Annual Parish Meeting, a meeting for the electors of West End, is held between March and June.
West End is a great place to live –help us keep it that way!