Welcome to Murton Parish Council

Parish Councils are the lowest tier of local government and are governed by law. The members of the Council are either elected or co-opted onto the Council. Murton Parish Council has seven Councillors covering the communities in Murton, Hilton, Brackenber, Coupland Beck, Langton Beck, Flakebridge and outlying areas of the Pennine fellside.

Murton Parish Council holds four Ordinary Meetings, the Annual Parish Council Meeting and at least one Annual Parish Meeting 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. It is good practice for everyone to know in advance what is to be discussed. The Parish Council cannot vote or make a decision on an issue if it has not been published on the Agenda in advance of the meeting. 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 Meetings page of this 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 4 May 2020

The Annual Parish Meeting will be held on Monday 2 March 2020.  This meeting will include a report from the Chairman and a presentation by Alistair Lockett, Field Officer, North Pennines AONB Partnership on Peatland Restoration and Climate Change – explaining the work being done on Murton and Warcop fells to restore bare peat – and why.

The Annual Council Meeting will be held immediately prior to the Ordinary Meeting on Monday 4 May 2020.

An Extraordinary Meeting to confirm the budget and precept for 2020/21 was held on Monday 20 January 2020.