Your Parish Council

Rushton parish council is made up of parish councillors from within the parish boundaries, and meets monthly at the village hall.

The council’s activities fall into three main categories: representing the local community, delivering services to meet local needs, and improving quality of life and community well being.

We can provide and maintain a variety of important and visible local services including allotments, bridleways, burial grounds, bus shelters, car parks, commons and open spaces, community transport schemes, community safety and crime reduction measures, events and festivals, footpaths, leisure and sports facilities, litter bins, public toilets, planning, street cleaning and lighting, tourism activities, traffic calming measures, village greens and youth projects. These existing powers were recently strengthened by powers contained in the Localism Act including the extension of the General power of competence to eligible local councils.

The Parish council receives funding by levying a “precept” on the council tax paid by the residents of the parish. The Parish council is served by unpaid councillors who are elected to serve for four years.

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