Who we are, what we do, and where your money goes
Great Boughton Parish Council covers the two wards of Vicars Cross and Boughton Heath with a total of about 3,500 households between them (aprox 8500 residents). We have 15 locally elected Councillors who meet monthly. We are consulted by the Borough Council on local planning applications, large and small. We manage playgrounds and other open spaces within our boundaries, including Pearl Lane Allotments. We own and manage Vicars Cross Community Centre (VXCC) and also provide support to Caldy Valley Neighbourhood Church and Community Centre.
In addition to the Parish Council meetings, sub-groups for Finance, Planning, Communications & Events, and Caldy Valley management also meet regularly. All our meetings are open to members of the public. They are advertised on our notice boards, which we are currently renewing and improving. Our main source of income is the ‘parish precept’, paid through your household council tax. Effectively, this is the parish council’s (small) share of the council tax you pay.
Details of Parish Council meetings can be found on the Meetings Pages.
The list of councillors at present is as follows:
North Ward(Vicars Cross): Peter Bulmer, Steve Collings, Pauline Cox, Jo Evans, Amanda Miller, Mark Pearson and Sue Rigby.
South Ward(Boughton Heath): John Griffiths, Ian Huffer, Krissie Myler, Rick Nieto, John Salt, Keith Scargill and Martin Whiteley
Each councillor has to sign a Declaration of Office and Undertaking to Observe the Code of Conduct, as well as completing a form detailing any Notification of Interests. You can access each councillors Notification of Interests forms here:
Link to CWaC Interactive Mapping
Parish Council Annual Report
Each year, the parish council holds an Annual Parish Meeting and presents its Annual Report to the community. This year, the meeting was held on Monday 15th April and a local residents were able to see displays of the work that the council has carried out over the last year. You can see the Annual Report here and you can contact the Clerk if you would like a paper copy.