The Parish Council
The Parish Council currently meets month on the 3rd Wednesday of the month, in the evening at 7.30pm in Collingtree Village Hall.
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The Parish Council is the first tier of local government and exists to represent the interests of the whole of the parish / community which includes Collingtree Village and Collingtree Park.
Following a review in 2010, changes were made to the boundaries between the Nene Valley and East Hunsbury wards to equalise the number of electors. As a result the Collingtree Parish is divided between the two wards with the 'Collingtree North' (Collingtree Park) section coming under East Hunsbury ward and 'Collingtree South (the original Village) remaining in Nene Valley ward. There continues to be 7 members of the Parish Council, with 3 from the north and 4 from the south.
Councillors are elected every four years (the May 2019 election was postponed to May 2020 to run in alignment with the Government Elections) . The May 2020 elections were also postponed to May 2021, this was due to the Covid-19 lockdown restrictions. All Parish Councillors live in the community. The position is purely voluntary and attracts no payment.
The Parish Council is consulted on a range of planning and highway proposals that affect the parish.
The Parish Council raises money through a local tax (precept) for projects that benefit its residents.
The Parish Council has strives to improve the appearance and safety of the Parish. The Council has direct responsibility for the street lighting and the management of the playing field for the benefit of all residents. It is the responsibility of the Parish Council to represent the interests of the whole community which includes Collingtree Village and Collingtree Park. Councillors have a responsibility to keep up to date with local issues.
Individual Parish Councillor Responsibilities
Members are allocated certain responsibilities. If you need to report matters of concern in the Parish please report them to the allocated Councillor who will assist you with your query or pass it on to the Parish Clerk.
Bovis – Cllr P Steel
Flooding – Cllr S Collins & Cllr P Thomas
Highways – Cllr G Phull
Lighting – Cllr P Thomas
Newsletter – Cllr P Steel
Planning – The Parish Council as a collective
Police – Cllr S Collins
Segro – Cllr P Steel and Cllr D Mobley
Trees and Open Spaces – Cllr S Parsons
Matters relating to the Play Area, Playing Field and Village Maintenance matters are carried by our groundman Rob Flight.
From December 2017 the maintenance of the grass verges, tree trimming and other adhoc duties has been covered by local workman Rob Flight. Please feel to highlight any issues or areas in the Parish that may need some attention.
If you have any questions that you would like answered, or want to share any views with the Council or even spot any problems that need reporting in the Parish, please contact the Clerk Mrs Shirley Wong in the first instance.