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Our Role

Mary Tavy Parish Council

The Parish Council is a small local authority. Its nine Councillors are elected for four years at a time. Vacancies occurring between elections are filled by bye-election (if requested) or co-option. Each year, the Councillors choose a Chair from amongst their number. There is also a Vice-Chair and a Clerk, who is the Proper Officer and the Responsible Finance Officer of the Council.

Parish Councils have a number of formal powers and can do things either by providing them itself, or by helping someone else, for example a charity or volunteers, financially to do so. Parish Councils have the power to improve the quality of community life by spending sums of money on things which, in its opinion, are in the interests of the parish or its inhabitants.

Councils are also the focal point for local consultation on matters such as the strategy documents of other public organisations, including the Borough and County Councils and the Dartmoor National Park Authority and on planning applications. The Parish Council can represent the village’s views to other authorities.

Mary Tavy Parish Council meets on the second Wednessday of every month in the Reading Rooms, commencing at 7.15pm with the prior 15 minutes available for parishioners to raise any points. For the agenda of the next meeting please click on the menu option to the left. Everyone is welcome to attend and see a "Grassroots Council" in action! To view the minutes of past meetings please click on the menu option to the left.

Attached below are the current standing orders for Mary Tavy Parish Council.

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