About your Parish Council

We have 15 Parish Councillors currently representing eight grid squares, In addition to main Parish Council there are now six committees which report to the full Council.

The Shenley & Tattenhoe Parish Council

The full Council has oversight of the work of the other committees and ratifies all financial decisions and major executive decisions. It also considers any issue referred by a committee or on which views of the whole council are required.

Planning

This committee, comment, and report to Milton Keynes Council, on planning applications and other development issues, received throughout the month, on behalf of the Parish Council.

The committee further comment on issues related to highways and transport, both public and private.

Strategy

This committee, make recommendations to full council on the strategic plan of priorities for the Parish Council.  The committee consists of an appointed member from each of the other committees.

Policy & Finance

This committee deals with the internal policies of the council and with financial issues including budget and business plan.

Agendas for each Parish Council and Committee meeting, are posted on the notice boards around the parish, and on the website, six days before the relevant meeting.  The minutes are also published on the website, usually within a week of the meeting.

Environment and Operational

This committee deal with issues relating to the general environment within the parish, including tackling issues such as dog fouling, litter, noise and nuisance.

The committee also oversee the landscaping, play areas and allotments within the parish.

Facilities

This committee monitor maintenance contracts relating to parish council buildings (currently: Parish Office, Garthwaite Pavilion and Emerson Valley Community Centre).

They further examine Income and Expenditure reports and improvement and alteration proposals, working in partnership with the Five Trees Community Trust, on behalf of the Parish Council.

Community

This is the lead committee in progressing community initiatives, working in partnership with other groups and organisations inside and outside the Parish.

The committee also facilitate the development of Community Engagement services, run by the Parish Council, including both Youth and Over 50’s sessions.

This committee further consider and decide on all grant applications received by the Council, in accordance with the Council’s grant policy.

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