Parish Councils are the lowest tier of local government and are governed by law (PC Management). The members of the Council are either elected or co-opted onto the Council. Murton Parish Council has seven Councillors covering Murton, Hilton, Brackenber, Langton Beck, Flakebridge and outlying areas of the Pennine fellside.
Murton Parish Council holds four Ordinary Meetings each year. All meetings are open to the public and there is an opportunity for members of the public to raise issues at the meeting. However it is good practice for everyone to know in advance what is to be discussed. If you have an issue that you would like to be discussed, please contact one of the Parish Councillors, at least two weeks before the meeting, and s/he will arrange for the item to be included on the agenda.
Extraordinary meetings are held when a decision is needed on a matter with a deadline earlier than the next scheduled meeting.
The agendas are published on the parish noticeboards and on the PC Meetings page of the website. The meetings start at 7.30 pm and take place at Murton Institute (unless stated otherwise).
The next Ordinary Meetings will be held on:
Monday 13 May 2019
The Annual Parish Meeting will be held on Monday 11 March 2019 - agenda available on PC Meetings page.
The Annual Parish Council Meeting will be held immediately prior to the Ordinary Meeting on Monday 13 May 2019.
Local elections will be held on Thursday 2 May 2019. Full details of how to become a candidate for Parish Councillor are available here: EDC - Local Elections May 2019
The deadline for submission of Nomination Papers to become a Parish Councillor is 4.00 pm on Wednesday 3 April.
If you are interested in serving your community in this way we advise you attend the PC meetings, Further information can be found here: CALC - Parish Councillors