When you think of a parish council you may summon up memories of the Vicar of Dibley, with characters such as Major Horton, Owen Newitt and Frank Pickle sat around a drafty village hall discussing, well , not very much. Of course, in real life, it’s not like that. A parish council is an important first tier of local democracy and local government and as such, provides the community voice for many local issues that effect the village and its residents.
Following the recent local government elections on 2nd May 2019, our Parish Council is seriously understrength and may experience difficulties in performing their duties in an efficient manner. That community voice may, at times, be reduced to a whisper, or even worse, not heard at all. Walkington has been allocated 11 councillors, however, at present we only have 6, and while this is enough for it to function, are 6 villagers enough to adequately reflect the views if the whole village? Please read the poster below.