The Parish Council is the lowest level of local government formed at a time when there was little difference, to the local people, between the Church and the State. A parish like South Petherwin usually formed around a village or other small community and used to be centered around the Parish Church. Today Church and State have separated but the same area is now represented as a local authority by the South Petherwin Parish Council and the Church of England by the Parochial Church Council.
The Parish Councils have few major rights and/or obligations and are responsible to the higher authorities above them. They do however manage local amenities and have a watching brief on local issues and their opinion is noted by those higher authorities in matters concerning them such as local planning issues. In essence, they are the tier of local government closest to the people.
The Parish Councillors are:
Chairman: Phil Parsons (01566 777179, m: 07737 008416)
Vice Chairman: Dawn Rogers (01566 778516) email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Steven Rogers email: email@example.com
Clerk to the Council: Rebecca Frame firstname.lastname@example.org
South Petherwin Parish Council meets the second Wednesday of each month at 7.30pm
Venues: May to October at the Village Hall and November to April at the Methodist Chapel Hall.
All are welcome to the meetings.
INFORMATION ON BECOMING A PARISH COUNCILLOR
Co-option to fill the remaining three places will begin shortly. Information will be posted on this website and parish noticeboards.
In 2005 the parish completed an exhaustive survey for the community. To see the full report click on the link below:
South Petherwin Community Plan