Habrough Parish Council

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Habrough Parish Council

What is a Parish Council? In England, parish councils were formed in 1894 to take over local oversight of social welfare and civic duties in towns and villages.

Before this date a variety of groups based around ecclesiastical (church) parishes had responsibility for these matters, in a system of local government that dated back to the feudal system of the 8th century.

Today, the promotion of Local Area Management has led to an increase in the number of parish councils within urban and rural communities. Not every civil parish has a parish council, smaller ones - typically with an electorate under 200 - only have parish meetings.

Parish councils are often confused with the Church of England's Parochial Church Councils (PCCs), which are concerned with the welfare of a particular religious community. Whilst both Parish Councils and PCCs have common roots in the old vestry system, Parish Councils are a civil body and are not linked to the church.

Habrough Parish Council is made up of seven elected members and holds its meetings in the rear room of Habrough Village Hall.

The Parish Council usually meets at 7.30 pm on the first Monday of each month. If the Monday is a bank holiday day, then the meeting is moved back a week to the subsequent Monday.

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