Parish, town and community councils in England and Wales have a number of basic responsibilities in making the lives of local communities more comfortable. Essentially these powers fall within three main categories: representing the whole electorate within the parish, delivering services to meet local needs and striving to improve quality of life in the parish.
Your Parish Council
The Council comprises upto 10 elected representatives, who are unpaid volunteers. The Council employs a part-time Clerk. We manage and fund a range of activities on behalf of our community: the Council-owned property (including Village Greens, Community Woodland and both playgrounds), tree maintenance and litter picking.
The results of the 2012 Housing Needs Survey can be found here:
Housing Needs Survey 2012
We also review and comment on all local planning applications, coordinate with Oxfordshire County Council (OCC) and Vale of White Horse District Council (VWHDC) on issues that affect the parish and help deal with issues raised by parishioners.
We support community projects for the benefit of the Parish, eg Diamond Jubilee Celebrations, War Memorial, First Responders, Citizens Advice Bureau, provision of community notice boards.
You are welcome to contact your Parish Councillors about any local issue of concern. Their contact details can be found on the 'Your Councillors' page. You may also contact Mike Dew, the Parish Clerk, by telephone or visit him any weekday between 09:00 - 12:00. You are invited to attend Parish Council and Sub-Committee meetings, which are usually held at the (small) Village Hall, Hunters Field. Every meeting will always have an opportunity for members of the public to raise any issues or concerns they may have, complex or detailed issues are often best raised by email, in order to ensure that Councillors have sufficient opportunity to investigate/consider the matter in detail. Details concerning both recent & forthcoming meetings can be found in the box to the right hand side, whilst the minutes of previous meetings can be found by visiting the Minutes page.
Our site includes links to external websites. Although we make every effort to ensure these links are accurate, up to date and relevant, Stanford in the Vale Parish Council cannot take responsibility for pages maintained by external providers. If you come across any external links that don't work, we would be grateful if you could report them to the Parish Clerk.