The Clerk, Whatlington Parish Council
Councillors / Clerk
Our parish council consists of five councillors and a part time clerk / Responsible Financial Officer, all of whom live in the parish. There are five council meetings a year taking place on the third Thursday in the months of May, August, October, January and March plus te Annual Parish Assembly held either in March or April.
The current Chairman is Roger Fisher, Vice Chairman Tim Underhill with the remaining councillors being Hugh Apthorp, Jean Scott and Simon White. The clerk is Mrs Valerie Bennett MBE.
As a parish council we represent all our parishioners and aim to improve their quality of life.
We have a number of responsibilities:- we are the first point of contact for any community project, are notified and comment on any planning application or highway development in the area. We can spend money raised through the parish precept on projects and events which include all or some of our community or area. We have responsibility for seating and bus shelters. We also help and support local village organizations, our parish church St Mary Magdalene, and our village hall. The council are Custodian Trustees of the village hall and are the lessee of the village car park and are responsible for this.