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Parish Council

The role of the Parish Council

Vernham Dean Parish Council has an overall responsibility for the well-being of our local community. The work falls into three main categories:
 
1. Representing the local community.
 
2. Delivering services to meet local needs.
 
3. Striving to improve quality of life in the parish.
 
The council is made up of 8 councillors who meet bi-monthly to make decisions on the work and direction of the council. As elected bodies parish councils are responsible to the local community.
 
Each year a sum of money called a ‘precept’is collected through the council tax. This money is used by the parish council to improve facilities and services for local people.
 
Everyone is welcome to attend council meetings. They take place on the second Monday bi-monthly and the agenda is published on the noticeboard and the website. They are held on the Millennium Hall and generally commence at 7.30 pm.
 
You can raise any issue to be discussed by emailing the clerk to the Council Karen Nightingale on karen.vdpc@gmail.com

Contact Details for Parish Councillors

Name Responsibility Telephone No Email

Richard Winch

Chair/PFA

01264 737723

richard.winch@gremble.com

Haydn Watkins

Footpaths

01264 737297

haypenny@watkins.org.uk

Mark Doherty

Planning

07796 447 829

mark.doh@icloud.com

Julie Drury

Vice Chair/Planning

01264 737339

jpdrury@hotmail.co.uk

Adrian Butt

Village Hall

01264 737213

adrianpbutt@gmail.com

Nigel Palmer

Upton/Highways

01264 736107

nigel4fse@btinternet.com

David Christy

Planning

01264 737410

drchristy@hotmail.co.uk

Glynn Seymour

01264 737610

glynn.seymour@bayer.com

Karen Nightingale

Clerk

01264 737632

karen.vdpc@googlemail.com