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Update 2. December 2014

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The next meeting of your Parish Council will be held in the Parish Rooms, Hill Top Road, CW8 3RA, on Monday 5. January 2015 at 7:30pm.

Residents of Acton Bridge are reminded that they are always welcome to attend Parish Council meetings, to raise matters of concern or simply to observe our proceedings.

Parish Councils are the lowest tier of Local Government in England, and are therefore generally the closest to the people they represent. To quote from Judge John Prophet :
"The Parish Council is one of the great survivors in our governmental institutions. It was the only council not abolished under the Local Government Act 1972 and has now been in continuous existence for over one hundred years. Long may it prosper as an admirable example of the benefits to our governmental system of local decision-making by elected representatives of the people". ["The Parish Councillor's Guide" (Shaw & Sons, ISBN 0 7219 0515 3)]

Acton Bridge Parish Council consists of eight Councillors and a Clerk. We usually meet at 7:30pm on the first Monday of each month in the Parish Room, to discuss planning applications, local concerns and items of interest to the community. Members of the public are welcome to attend Parish Council meetings, but are not generally permitted to speak except during a special agenda item set aside for the purpose before the main business begins. Visitors' active participation is, however, encouraged during the Annual General Meeting, when the Councillors will do their best to answer questions and discuss matters of concern to local residents. Most meetings are attended by one or more of our three Local Government Representatives. Following the local government reorganisation in April 2009, Vale Royal Borough Council was abolished and we became part of Cheshire West and Chester Council. Since the May 2011 elections we are in a new "Weaver and Cuddington" Ward, which consists of four Parishes - Acton Bridge, Cuddington (which includes the community of Sandiway), Dutton, and Weaverham. You can read more on our Boundary page.

As part of our "Freedom of Information" initiative, PC Meeting Minutes are published on this website, following approval at the subsequent meeting. Please click on the monthly links to see the Parish Council Minutes for 2014 and 2013...
November 2014; October 2014September 2014 (no meeting in August) ; July 2014June 2014May 2014 and 2014 AGM ; April 2014 ; March 2014 ; February 2014 ; January 2014 
Extraordinary Meeting 17. December 2013 ; December 2013 ; November 2013 ; October 2013 ; September 2013 (no meeting in August) ; July 2013 ; June 2013 ; May 2013 and 2013 AGM ; April 2013 ; March 2013 and notes from a special Homewatch Meeting on 4. March ; February 2013 ; January 2013 ;

...and click here to view the archived Minutes for 2012 back to 2003.

Other links:-
Your Cheshire West and Chester Councillors (since the Local Elections on 5. May 2011) are as follows:-
Alan McKie, Charles Fifield and John Grimshaw.
Your Member of Parliament (since the General Election on 6. May 2010) is Graham Evans (Conservative, Weaver Vale)
Model Code of Conduct on HMSO website
Consultation on the Model Code (local copy here)
Natural England
DCLG The Department for Communities and Local Government (new name, new site)

Please note: this is a personal website, and does not necessarily represent the views of Acton Bridge Parish Council or any other organisation. Its editor is Steve Pardoe
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