Bitteswell with Bittesby Parish Council

Serving the people of Bitteswell with Bittesby

Clerk: Cathy Walsh
8 Hazel Drive, Lutterworth
Leicestershire LE17 4TX

Tel: 07561 810375

Who We Are & What We Do

Councillors

Chair of the Council for 2018-2019:

Vice-Chair of the Council for 2018-2019: Reg Flint

Reg Flint

01455 554024

Pinetrees, Manor Road, Bitteswell, LE17 4RZ

Margaret Foster

01455 553258

Russet Cottage, The Nook, Bitteswell, LE17 4RY

Clive Grimwood

01455 556388

Dowell House, Valley Lane, Bitteswell, LE17 4SA

Vacancy

Vacancy

Vacancy

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 generally meet on the third Thursday of every 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

Selflessness:

you should act in the public interest

Integrity:

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

Objectivity:

you should act impartially, fairly and on merit

Accountability:

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

Openness:

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

Honesty

you should always be truthful

Leadership:

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, 331 Kb)

    The Code of Conduct of Bitteswell with Bittesby Parish Council