Who We Are & What We Do

Your Local Councillors

Our councillors are all elected or co-opted onto the Council, if you would like to become a councillor or find out more about what they do then please follow the links below. Or simply contact the clerk.


Chairman of the Council for 2022-2023: Cllr Margaret Foster

Vice-Chairman of the Council for 2022-2023: Cllr John Allsopp

Cllr Nigel Chapman

Cllr Iain Millington

Margaret Foster

01455 553258

Russet Cottage, The Nook, Bitteswell, LE17 4RY

John Allsopp

07734 933871

Roseberry, Valley Lane, Bitteswell, LE17 4SA

Nigel Chapman

01455 558692

Millers Barn, Hall Lane, Bitteswell, LE17 4LN

Iain Millington

07399 422553

Maltings, Ashby Lane, Bitteswell, LE17 4SQ



Representatives to committees and associations

Cllr Chapman is the Council's representative to Magna Park Lutterworth Community Liaison Group

Cllr Allsopp is the Councils representative for the Neighbourhood Plan Advisory Commitee

Register of Members' Interests

Bittewell with Bittesby Parish Council - What We Do

Parish councils make all kinds of decisions on issues that affect the local community. Probably the most common topics that parish councils get involved with are planning matters (they are statutory consultees), crime prevention, managing open spaces and campaigning for and delivering better services and facilities.

Bitteswell with Bittesby Parish Council meet every other month at Bitteswell Village Hall. All members of the public and press are welcome to attend.

A parish council is a local authority that makes decisions on behalf of the people in the parish. It is the level of government closest to the community, with the district authority (Harborough District Council) above it in the hierarchy. As it is the authority closest to the people, parish councils are invariably the first place people will go with concerns or ideas. For this reason they are a vital part of any community.

What powers and duties do parish councils have?

Rules for councillors

A councillor has a responsibility to:

• Attend meetings when summoned to do so; the notice to attend a council meeting is, in law, a summons, because they have a duty to attend.

• Consider, in advance of the meeting, the agenda and any related documents which were sent with the summons.

• Take part in meetings and consider all the relevant facts and issues on matters which require a decision including the views of others expressed at the meeting.

• Take part in voting and respect decisions made by the majority of those present and voting.

• Ensure, with other councillors, that the council is properly managed.

• Represent the whole electorate, and not just those who voted for you.

The seven Nolan principles apply to the conduct of people in public life. They are:

Nolan Principles


you should act in the public interest


you should not put yourself under any obligations to others, allow them improperly to influence you or seek benefit for yourself, family, friends or close associates


you should act impartially, fairly and on merit


you should be prepared to submit to public scrutiny necessary to ensure accountability


you should be open and transparent in your actions and decisions unless there are clear and lawful reasons for non-disclosure


you should always be truthful


as a councillor, you should promote, support and exhibit high standards of conduct and be willing to challenge poor behaviour.

Code of Conduct

  • Code of Conduct (PDF, 509 Kb)

    The Code of Conduct of Bitteswell with Bittesby Parish Council