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What the parish council does

What the Parish Council does 

There are 30 Parish Councils within North Warwickshire, which form the most local level of Government.

They have statutory powers and some duties.  Each Parish Council is made up by a number of Councillors, and this number varies with the size of the Parish. 

Baddesley has 8 unpaid volunteer Parish Councillors who are elected by the parishioners, and a part time Parish Clerk who is a paid employee. 

Baddesley Parish Council works for the community and strives to improve the quality of life in the parish.  To be fully effective it should represent, and be representative of, the whole community – we therefore urge all parishioners to become involved whether running for election as a Parish Councillor, coming to Parish Council meetings, or simply contacting us about any matter you believe is of importance to the parish. 

The Parish Council is also responsible for liaising with the Borough and District Council on certain matters, and delivering certain services to meet local needs. 

Through attending meetings and committees with other elected members, Councillors decide which activities to support, where money should be spent, what services should be delivered and what policies should be implemented.  Some of the items that the Parish Council are directly responsible for are as follows: 

Managing the budget, and deciding how much to raise through council tax (this is known as the ‘precept’) to deliver the services needed in Baddesley

Working to identify issues which are important to the lives of the residents we represent.

Working to improve the quality of life and the environment in Baddesley through local projects, lobbying other service providers and working in partnership with other parishes and agencies.

Management and lease of the land at Speedwell Lane Recreation Ground Playing, and the maintenance of the playground there.

Development and management of the Village Hall, Community Library and Futures Hub, including the three part time staff working there.

Publication  of the Common Word newsletter

Management of the Parish Council and Village Hall website and/ or Facebook page

Maintenance of the bus shelters, grit bins, dog bins

Maintenance through the Borough Council for grass cutting, emptying of dog bins, litter picking and  inspection of the Play Area, the Wheel and verges.

Management and allocation of the Allotments on Speedwell Lane 

We also liaises with the County and Borough Council with respect to the following:

Commenting on planning applications within the parish

Street cleaning

Highways and street lighting 

Finally the Parish Council also has links with other non-government services, organisations and businesses within Baddesley and in the local area. These include:

  • Friends of Baddesley Common
  • Party in the Park
  • ABBC bike club
  • Friends of Baddesley Churchyard
  • St Nicholas Church PPC 

Attending one of our six weekly meetings is the best way to find out what the Parish Council does, and more information is also available on this website about recent issues and current events.

 Your Parish Councillors: 

Lorna Ferguson; Chair: 

John Moore: Vice Chair: 

Geoff Taylor: Clerk to the Council:

Geoff Heath: 

Mark Garrett: 

Peter Harper:

Geoff Fisher: 

Alan Arnold: 

Ian Driver: 

Bernadette Davey: co-opted member: