Asby Parish Council is constituted to have five councillors who stand for election every four years. Councillors respond to the needs and views of the local community, discuss issues, comment on proposals, and make decisions collectively as the Council.
All councillors are bound by a Code of Conduct.
Would you consider becoming a parish councillor?
Many people consider doing so but feel they have inadequate knowledge of what is involved in being a councillor.
“It Takes All Sorts” explains the responsibilities of parish councils and relates the experiences of councillors in various parts of the country. (Note, unlike some of the examples quoted, Asby Parish Council only meets on a bi-monthly basis.)
Parish Council Election, 2 May 2019 and the Interim Parish Council
No candidates put themselves forward for election on the 2nd May meaning that Asby Parish Council is not quorate from the end of the current council’s term on the 1st May 2019. At the same time the then Parish Clerk also resigned his post.
In an effort to re-establish a parish council, the local District Council made an Order on 25 July 2019 to form an interim parish council with a view to regularizing the situation.
Interim Parish Councillors 2019:
Dalefoot, Crosby Ravensworth, Penrith CA10 3HY
4 Croft End, Bampton, Penrith CA10 2RS
14 The Crescent, Kirkby Stephen CA17 4AF
Lordmire, Great Asby, CA16 6ET
The Council employs a Clerk who ensures that it carries out its business lawfully, provides advice and administrative support, implements the Council’s decisions, and manages its finances.
The current Parish Clerk is:
NOTE: A new permanent Clerk is being sought. Click here for details.