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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, Clerk and other elected members.

See more about Parish Councils and what they do

The Parish Council manages such things as:

  •  Planning applications
    (enter Sutton cum Lound into the search box)
  •  Road sweeping
  •  Grass cutting
  •  … and pretty much anything that affects the village

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. 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). Residents may be co-opted onto the Council without an election if there are not enough volunteers to force an election. In this case, all they need is a Proposer and Seconder.

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:

Chair to the Parish Council

Clerk to the Parish Council

Parish Clerk & Responsible Finance Officer

Mrs Claire Challener
Grove Farm
101 Town Street
Lound
DN22 8RX

Telephone: (01777) 816 952

Email: clerk@suttoncumlound.net

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 … don’t shoot me, I’m just the messenger.


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


Communication Policy

In March 2013 the Parish Council published its Communication Policy which describes the many ways the council will communicate with the Parish.

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: