What Do We Do, Why & How?
Ingleby Arncliffe Parish Council, like all Parish and Town Councils in England, represents the first tier of local government - the one closest and most accessible to the electors.
The Council is made up of 5 volunteer Councillors supported by a paid, part time clerk.
The Councillors represent all the electors of Ingleby Arncliffe and Ingleby Cross and have to stand for election every four years. The Parish Council is not a political body and Councillors do not represent any political party when working for the Parish Council.
The aims of the Parish Council are:
- To work with parishioners and others,
- To understand the aspirations of residents and the issues affecting them;
- To promote the appropriate and sustainable development of Ingleby Arncliffe and the facilities in the Parish
- To ensure that Ingleby Arncliffe continues to be a safe and enjoyable place to live, work and play, now and in the future.
The Parish Council also has a number of objectives and some very important duties.
- To engage, whenever possible, with residents, to understand their needs and to explain how the Council will address these needs within the resources and powers available.
- To provide high quality, cost effective relevant services and to enable, assist and encourage other organisations and agencies to provide services within the parish.
- To encourage and promote social and community values in the village by working in cooperation and supporting, where practicable, local organisations and groups.
- To develop and maintain Ingleby Arncliffe as a peaceful and attractive environment by actively pursuing environmental, recreational, leisure, wildlife and other policies.
- To act as an agent of management, development and service provision that represents the entire parish community including active involvement in reviewing all planning, service and infra-structure developments.
Duties of the Parish Council and its members
- To conform to the requirements of the Localism Act 2011 and other relevant legislation.
- To act in accordance with the Code of Conduct adopted by the Parish Council.
- To hold regular meetings of the Parish Council, all of which will be open to the public.
- To record the minutes of the Council meetings and make them freely available.