Decision details

Parish Charter Review

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The Parish Charter was endorsed by Council on 10th May 2018, following previous consieration by Scrutiny and Cabinet.


RESOLVED (unanimously) that the Cabinet agreed to:


2.1  Adopt the revised Parish Charter attached as Appendix 1 to the report, with the exception of the revised Terms of Reference for Parish Liaison which are for Council to determine.

2.2  Recommend that the Council’s AGM in May endorse the Parish Charter and that it reviews and adopts the revised Terms of Reference for Parish Liaison set out in Appendix 1 of the Charter document.

2.3  Agree that the implementation of the Charter be reviewed and evaluated in the first year of its operation in order to make any further refinements required as part of the Council’s Changing Together programme.

2.4  Acknowledge and thank the members of the Working Group for their contributions and the parish councils who responded to the consultation.

Reasons for the decision:

The Parish Charter supports the Council’s Corporate Strategy and provides a framework for future relationships and co-operation with parishes.

Alternative options considered:


Report author: Andy Thomas

Publication date: 11/04/2018

Date of decision: 11/04/2018

Decided at meeting: 11/04/2018 - Cabinet

Effective from: 19/04/2018

Accompanying Documents: