Stanford in the Vale Parish Council
Parish, town and community councils in England and Wales have a number of basic responsibilities in making the lives of local communities more comfortable. Essentially these powers fall within three main categories: representing the whole electorate within the parish, delivering services to meet local needs and striving to improve quality of life in the parish.
Your Parish Council
The Council comprises upto 10 elected representatives, who are unpaid volunteers. The Council employs a part-time Clerk. We manage and fund a range of activities on behalf of our community: the Council-owned property (including Village Greens, Community Woodland and playgrounds), tree maintenance and litter picking.
We also review and comment on all local planning applications, coordinate with Oxfordshire County Council (OCC) and Vale of White Horse District Council (VWHDC) on issues that affect the parish and help deal with issues raised by parishioners.
We support community projects for the benefit of the Parish such as Jubilee Celebrations, War Memorial, First Responders, Vale Community Impact and the provision of community notice boards.
You are welcome to contact your Parish Councillors about any local issue of concern. Their contact details can be found on the 'Your Councillors' page. You are invited to attend Parish Council and Sub-Committee meetings, which are usually held in the Village Hall, Hunters Field. Every meeting will always have an opportunity for members of the public to raise any issues or concerns they may have. Complex or detailed issues are often best raised by email, in order to ensure that Councillors have sufficient opportunity to investigate/consider the matter in detail. Details concerning both recent & forthcoming meetings can be found in the box to the right hand side, whilst the minutes of previous meetings can be found by visiting the Minutes page.