How Parish Councils Work

Parish councils are statutory bodies that have a large range of powers and duties to enable them to serve, maintain and improve the community they are based in.

Councils are funded mainly by an annual precept. Income and expenditure for the next financial year is budgeted and this amount (the precept) is included on your council tax bill, which is collected by the district council and paid to parish council in April. Local councils can apply for other funding such as grants and may run services devolved from the district and county councils, but they do not receive funds direct from central government.

Members (councillors) are elected for a term of four years.

Saxilby with Ingleby Parish Council 

Saxilby with Ingleby Parish Council is an active Council which provides many services, facilities and activities within the community. This includes: a library; community centre and bar; burial ground; public toilets; recreational and play areas; sporting facilities including football pitches; holiday activities; community events; street furniture such as bus shelters and benches; parish grass cutting, litter picking, a dog (fouling) warden service and bin emptying. The Council is also a consultee on planning applications within the parish.    

The Council is made up of 14 councillors and a number of staff who deliver the council’s services.  

Council meetings are held on a monthly basis which includes a Full Council meeting, committee meetings and working groups for projects. Members of the public are welcome to attend meetings and give their views within the public question time. Agendas (which include the date and start time) and minutes to these meetings, can be found online. 

The notice board at Saxilby Lincolnshire Coop is where the official parish documents are shown, with other noticeboards around the village also being used to promote local events and activities.