Parish Councils are the most local part of our democratic system and the part of local government that’s closest to the public. The Parish Council works with, and for, our community and it represents you. The Parish Councillors are elected by residents of the Parish, with elections taking place every 4 years. The next election will take place in May 2019.
Committees, sub-committees and working groups
Ruddington Parish Council has two standing committees, Amenities and Environment & Policy. There are also three standing sub-committees: Events, Twinning and Neighbourhood Plan.
The Parish Council and the standing committees hold regular meetings to debate, discuss and make decisions on issues that affect our community. All these meetings are open to members of the public, who are welcomed and encouraged to attend.
In addition, working groups consisting of councillors and, where appropriate, members of the public may be formed to discuss and act on specific issues, or to to manage temporary or ongoing projects. An example is the Village Newsletter Working Group, which creates and produces our free monthly village newsletter, known as The Rudd.
If you’d like to find out more about working groups that are open to the public and how you can get involved, please contact the Parish Council office.
If you have a question about local issues, services or facilities, there are certain areas that the Parish Council is responsible for. However, other areas are looked after by Rushcliffe Borough Council or Nottinghamshire County Council, so it’s a good idea to check first before getting in touch.
You can find an overview of which council is responsible for which area on the Government web page ‘Understand how your council works‘. You’ll also find some further information and useful contact details on our own Useful Contacts page. Of course, if you’re in any doubt, please feel free to contact us and we’ll do our best to either help you ourselves, or point you in the right direction.
Find out more
If you would like to know more about town and parish councils and what they do, please visit the National Association of Local Councils website. To find out how you can go about becoming a Parish Councillor, or for more information about Ruddington Parish Council, please contact us.