The Parish Council office is based in the village community ‘hub’ in Church Piece, which includes the refurbished Stanton Room, meeting rooms and public toilets. To get in touch, you can call Liz Dowie, the Clerk, or her assistant Debbie Dockree, on 01242 250087. Office hours are Monday to Friday 10am until 2pm. Or you can send an email to email@example.com Alternatively, you can write to us at the following address: Charlton Kings Parish Council, 26 Church Street, Church Piece, Charlton Kings, Cheltenham GL53 8AR. Follow us on Twitter – ckparish and on Facebook – Charlton Kings Parish Council. Please note if you are intending to come along to one of our meetings, check this website for the latest date and time.
History, Role and Responsibilities
Charlton Kings Parish Council was formed in 1995 and consists of 15 members, all volunteers, who represent the interests of the three wards within the Parish.
The Parish is responsible for the provision of allotments and bus shelters and has recently taken over from Cheltenham Borough the provision of public toilets and the management of the Stanton Room as a venue for public hire. Of equal importance is its role in monitoring and challenging standards and provision for amenity services, highway activity and rights of way. It is also a statutory consultee for local planning applications and responds on behalf of the community to national and local consultations that may have an impact on the area.
Whilst most other services, such as refuse collection, planning and policing, are carried out by Cheltenham Borough Council and Gloucestershire County Council, the Parish has an increasingly important role to play as the Government seeks to give local communities a louder voice in determining issues on their doorstep.
Charlton Kings Parish Council sees its role as championing the needs of the local community, and taking a lead role in shaping the policies that affect our future.
The Parish Council is not run along party political lines. Councillors are elected or co-opted.
The Council’s Executive Summary of its strategy up to 2018 is available please click here
To get in touch, please contact: Parish Council Clerk Liz Dowie firstname.lastname@example.org
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