The Parish Council meets every second Friday of the month (except August) at 7.45 pm in Newton Solney Village Hall. Planning applications may be viewed from 7.30 pm.
There are three tiers of local government - Derbyshire County Council (DCC), South Derbyshire District Council (SDDC), and the Parish Council (PC). Broadly speaking their responsibilities are as follows:
- The DCC is the main provider of education, social care and health, highways, waste disposal, trading standards, libraries and museums. These are services which generally need to be coordinated on a county wide basis.
- The SDDC is responsible for a wide range of local services including planning, housing, waste collection, environmental health and leisure services.
- The Parish Council has limited duties but quite wide powers, should it decide to use them. They cover issues that are relevant to the parish or village, such as allotments, bus shelters, village halls, children's playgrounds, parks, seats, signs, notice boards. The Parish Council has a significant input to the planning consultation process.
Council tax is set by the District Council in response to its budgetary needs and it also acts as the collector for the Parish Council precept. A precept is set by the Parish Council. The precept is the sole source of revenue available to the Parish Council to undertake its work directly. Beyond that it can only make requests of the DCC or SDDC as appropriate, for works to be carried out on behalf of the Parish Council and to make recommendations in response to consultation documentation, including planning applications.
Parish Council Code of Conduct
The Code of Conduct for Parish Councillors as set out by NALC can be viewed here.
The Parish accounts were last audited by Grant Thornton on 31st March 2017. Please click here for confirmation of audit conclusion.