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The Parish Council is an elected body of people who manage the day-to-day running of the village. It consists of a Chairman, a Vice Chairman, Clerk and other elected or co-opted members.

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The Parish Council manage:

  • Parks & Open Spaces
  • Public Footpaths and Bridleways
  • Recreation Facilities
  • Grass cutting
  • Street Cleaning
  • Consultation on Planning applications
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The Parish Council normally meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 7:00pm at the Village Hall. Meetings are open to any members of the public who would like to attend. See the Village Hall schedule for meeting dates and times and to set an email reminder.

They are always on the look-out for new people who want to take an interest in the running of the village. If you would like to be involved then please contact the Parish Clerk to express your interest.


Parish Councillors

The Parish Council consists of a number of elected or co-opted members.

Once every 4 years the members of the Parish Council stand down, and are required to reapply (if they want to), and any resident of the village may also apply at this stage. The normal maximum number of Councillors is 9 for Sutton. If less than 10 (i.e. 9 or less) apply at the time then they are automatically “elected” to the Council, but if more than 9 apply then there will be an actual election in the village. Elected councillors serve a 4 year term.

If at any time there are fewer than 9 Councillors then the vacancy will be advertised. If more people apply than there are seats available (up to the maximum of 9) then an election will be held for the available seat(s).

If you’re interested in becoming a Parish Councillor then please contact the Clerk to the Council for more information.

Current Parish Council

The current Parish Council members are:

  • Angela Close (Chair)
  • Sharon Dyson
  • John Gough
  • Brian Seddons
  • Tomas Torstensson (Vice Chair)
  • Sue Ashcroft

Parish Council vacancies: 3

Register of Member’s Interests

Members of the Parish Council are required to declare and register any interests they may have in the categories of Disclosable Pecuniary Interests and Registerable Non-Pecuniary Interests.

You can find these declarations at the Bassetlaw District Council Parish Councillors Register of Interests. Please select the Sutton link from the table. The Register of Interests can then be downloaded, and opens in a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet.


Transparency

Model Publication Scheme

In April 2008 the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) released the Model Publication Scheme for Parish Councils and other public bodies. This is intended to increase the transparency of how these organisations work by providing information to interested parties.

The Sutton-cum-Lound Parish Council adopted the Model Publication Scheme in December 2008. As a result, certain information is now available to anyone requesting it.

Details on the ICO Model Publication Scheme (PDF)

Information available from the Parish Council (PDF)

Transparency Code

The local government transparency code is issued to meet the government’s desire to place more power into citizens’ hands to increase democratic accountability. It will make it easier for local people to contribute to the local decision making process and help shape public services.

The frequently asked questions document below addresses technical questions which are related to the publication of specific data sets.

Local Government Transparency Code 2015 (PDF)

Local Government Transparency Code 2015 – Frequently Asked Questions (PDF)

Published Documents


Policies & Standing Orders

Parish Council Communication Policy – March 2013 (PDF)


Published Information

All agendas, minutes and notices are published here.

Below is a list of all posts on the site relating to the Parish Council:


Want something publicising?

Don’t forget, if you have any event or item of interest for the village, just email it to webmaster@suttoncumlound.net and our resident website monitor will do his best to accomodate you. All posts go out to our increasing list of email update subscribers as soon as they’re published.

We also have the Sutton Spotlight, which goes out to every house in the village on a quarterly (ish) basis. Space is sometimes limited, so try to get your entry in early.

We’re also lucky to have a village Journalist who collates news and updates for the Retford Times on a weekly basis. Get your copy in on Monday morning for the Thursday issue.

All our website updates are also sent down the village Twitter feed, @SuttonCumLound. So, follow us there for these and other items in and around our area.

The Parish Council has a Facebook presence for all things of a council nature. Contact the Clerk if you want anything on this feed.