Parish Council statement
Carlby Parish Council will act for the benefit of the village and villagers by:
1. regularly seeking villagers views about the village, principally via the Annual Parish Meeting and the Open Forum
2. responding promptly to proposals from other authorities, companies or individuals which may affect the village
3. evaluating what could be done to make the village a better place to live, moving towards a view of how we would wish the village to be in the future.
This will be done within the statutory framework applying to the Parish Council.
Specifically, the Council will:
a. communicate what it does openly and actively via the web site, email network and by other appropriate means.
b. maintain and, where possible, enhance the assets for which it is responsible; and actively seek parishioners’ feedback on other facilities .
c. compile its precept with due consideration to Carlby’s needs and use it to the village’s benefit by helping organisations which provide facilities for all people of the village. We will welcome regular reports from village organisations.
d. consider individual planning/development proposals with the aim of conserving the appearance and character of the village, in accordance with District Council policy for development in ‘less sustainable’ villages
e. administer the affairs and meetings of the Council efficiently and in accordance with adopted Standing Orders and Financial Regulations, and assess our effectiveness regularly. Councillors will be expected individually to be aware of issues affecting the village; and to act corporately when meeting as the Council, within the standards laid down by the relevant authorities.
f. have a clear view of work ahead.