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The Parish Council is disappointed that no one has come forward to fill either of the two current vacancies. Once again they are asking for a couple of residents of Tarvin Parish to put their names forward and to consider joining this important first tier of democratic government.

Parish Councillors do:
Deal with many issues that affect the everyday lives of residents.
Look after the King George V Playing Field and other smaller open spaces.
Comment on all local planning applications
Set a budget and spend the parish precept — your tax money — within the parish.
Represents Tarvin's interests with CW&C and other service providers and asks, requests, reminds and sometimes nags departments to ensure that work is carried out in the Parish and standards are met.

Parish Councillors do NOT:
Represent a political party
Act as individuals or give individual opinions
Become involved with or seek to help with, personal problems that residents might have.

It is perhaps true to say that the powers of a Parish Council are limited. It is also true to say that Parish Council meetings can seem to spend a long time on small issues. But these small issues do matter to people and changes can be made. Recently, for example the Parish Council has been working with the Highways Department, the Police, and residents of Oscroft to change the official speed limits through the village, changes that will be partly financed from the Parish precept.

The Parish Council meets on the last Monday in the month, and there are a small number of committees that look at specific issues — Finance and the Playing Field. In the immediate future the Parish Council will be faced with decisions arising from possible new development, the reduced budget for services that CW&C provides and possibly, issues that might arise from that most contentious of issues, fracking.

Your community really does need you!

For more details call Mike Hassall on 01829 741075, email, or speak to any Parish Councillor.

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