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Parish Council election – 6th May 20201
All parish councils in Shropshire are scheduled for re-election on 6th May 2021 along with other local elections. Current members of Clungunford Parish Council will therefore have to re-nominate themselves if they wish to remain on the council, and other qualifying individuals in the parish are able to be candidates as well.
If there are 9 (or fewer) nominations then no parish election is required as this is the maximum number of councillors allowed in Clungunford parish and all nominees would be elected.
If you are interested in being a parish councillor then please feel free to speak to the clerk or any of the current councillors about the role. The deadline for nominations is Thursday 8th April. Guidance for prospective nominees can be found here.
Max Maxwell – Clerk to the Council
Note: Parish Council Meetings are currently taking place via Zoom videoconference. Details of how the public can join these meetings is provided in the agenda of each meeting (see parish council papers link above).
The Parish Council is the elected body that represents Clungunford in local government. Consisting of eight councillors, and able to count upon the services of a part-time clerk, the Parish Council deals with its statutory responsibilities as they arise. For example, the Parish Council is a statutory consultee on planning applications that affect land within the parish. Most of these are non-contentious, but occasionally some require very careful consideration and comment. The Parish Council is the point of contact for residents with complaints about roads and other services provided by Shropshire Council.
The Parish Council often takes the lead in what might be termed non-statutory matters, such as initiating celebrations to mark notable national or local events (parties for the Jubilee or 100th birthdays and so on). Very few Parish Councils in Shropshire have a full complement of councillors, but Clungunford does and in recent memory it has always been so. The councillors take their work very seriously, and should contentious matters arise, the practice over a number of years has been to summon a meeting in the Parish Hall to canvass the views of residents.
The Parish Council meets at the Parish Hall every two months on the second Wednesday of the month in the months of January, March, May, July, September and November. The May meeting coincides with the Annual Parish Meeting.
Everyone is welcome to attend Parish Council meetings. The Annual Parish Meeting includes a review of the year by the new Parish Council Chairman, who is elected at the preceding Parish Council meeting.
Matters of concern my be brought up with the Chairman or the Parish Clerk or with any Parish Councillor.
Contact details are:
Clerk: Max Maxwell: 1 Church Row, Clungunford Craven Arms, SY7 0PU: tel 01588 661044: em:
Current parish councillors: