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Minsterworth Parish Council

HOW WE WORK

Minsterworth has 7 Councillors who serve a term of 4 years.  The council has an appointed clerk who acts as its administrator and responsible financial officer.  All correspondence and requests for information should be directed to the clerk.

The council meets at 7.30pm in the Village Hall on the second Monday of every month and meetings are open to local electors.  The Annual Parish Assembly is held in April followed by the Annual General Meeting in May.  Minutes of council meetings are published on this website.

The parish council is in the administrative areas of Tewkesbury Borough Council and Gloucestershire County Council and the council is a signatory to the GCC Charter.  Contact details of Minsterworth Borough and County Councillor can be found under contacts.  Minsterworth is in the Forest of Dean constituency and, again, contact details of the MP, Mark Harper can be found under contacts.
           
What we spend and how we spend it
The precept for the parish is agreed by the council at its November/December meeting. A copy of the budget can be found on this website.  The accounts are audited each year by an internal auditor appointed by the council and by an external auditor appointed by Government. The accounts are made available for public inspection by appointment with the Clerk and notice of this inspection period appears on the village notice board.


What our priorities are and how we are doing
Our priorities are to maintain the environment and character of Minsterworth for the safety and enjoyment of residents and visitors.

Our main safety concerns are the reduction of the impact of flooding and the maintenance of our highways.  To achieve these aims we are in close and constant contact with various departments of Gloucestershire County Council, Tewkesbury Borough Council and with the Lower Severn Internal Drainage Board as well as our MP.

The Chairman of the parish council makes an annual report to the Annual Parish Assembly charting each yearís progress.  A copy of the Chairmanís report can be found on this website.


How we make decisions
Decisions are made by majority vote of Councillors after discussion at council meetings.  The public is invited to attend these meetings and the agenda includes an opportunity for contributions from the public. 

  
Our policies and procedures
The council adheres to the requirements of the Local Government Act of 1972 in the procedure of its business and it has adopted the NALC model of Standing Orders and Chairmanship.  The council has adopted the *Model Code of Conduct (2007) a copy of which is available from the clerk and all its Councillors are signatory to that code.  As a requirement of the code, all Councillors have provided a Register of Interests.

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