The range of services and amenities provided by Local Councils varies enormously but all contribute to the primary roles of the Council.

These responsibilities are to:

  • improve and maintain local services and facilities
  • support local voluntary organisations and activities
  • influence and lobby on local development and services

Shincliffe Parish Council operates a committee system which enables members to consider more complex issues in some detail at committee level. Each committee has a Chairman who has been nominated and voted for by his/her councillor colleagues.

Recommendations from committees are presented to the full Council for approval (or otherwise). Decisions are founded on majority vote from all councillors present at the meeting at which the decision is made.

The council has two principal committees. The Finance Committee meets quarterly and the Horticulture Committee meets monthly.

Further detail regarding the role of each committee can be found on our Your Parish Council page.

The full Council meets monthly (no August meeting).

Agenda for each meeting are issued a minimum of three clear working days before the meeting is due to take place.