What We Do
Councillors & Committees:
There are three committees made up of Councillors, dealing with Finance, Recreation & Amenities and Planning.
County and City councillors regularly attend Parish meetings to report back on developments in the parish.
Members of the Parish Council are all either elected for a term of four years or co-opted to serve the community.
No Councillor is able to receive any payment other than out of pocket expenses.
People of any political or religious persuasion are eligible to become a Councillor, although their personal views should not extend into their parish council work.
They are elected to represent the interests of the local community as a whole and to promote a harmonious local environment.
The number of elected councillors depends on the size of the area. Kings Worthy has 12 councillors. Councillors attend meetings of the full council and participate in committees. Councillors take collective decisions that form the policy of the council.
The affairs of the Parish Council are held in public.
Parishioners have a right to receive information on and attend meetings of the Parish Council and to this end, the Parish Council produces a Newsletter and maintains this website.
The funding for parish councils is allocated by the district council and is taken from the area's council tax; this is called an annual precept.
Kings Worthy has responsibility for the following;
- Burial Ground at Lovedon Lane
- Bus Shelters (green and wooden shelters)
- Kings Worthy Community Centre (exc. hall bookings)
- Footpaths on Recreation Areas
- Provision of litter-bins and support for any anti-litter campaigns on - Parish Recreation Grounds
Parish councils must be notified of any planning applications for the area. Comments submitted to the Planning Authority by the Parish Council must be taken into account
- Provision of recreation grounds at Eversley Park, Broadview, Church Green, Hinton Park and Fraser Road