WHAT IS A LOCAL COUNCIL?

As there name implies local councils are the tier of local government that is closest to the people.   Whether they are City, Town or Parish Councils they all have the same powers and have to act within the same legislation, exercising the powers and functions that have been conferred on them by Acts of Parliament.  While this may sound very official, it gives Parish Councils considerable power to do anything to support thier local communities.  At the same time, Parish Councils are the least bureacratic and the cheapest kind of authority in existence.

Local Councils have many powers which can and should be used to bring positive benefits to their community.  The basic responsibility is to deliver or co-ordinate services to meet local needs, make lives more comfortable and improve quality of life.   While local concils do not make final decisions on planning applications they can represent the views of the local community and influence decisions made by Cornwall Council.




 

Mullion Parish Council represent the concerns and aspirations of the local community of over 2000 people

 

What does the Parish Council do, who are we and when do we meet?

 

WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF THE PARISH COUNCIL?

The Parish Council is responsible for the upkeep of St Mellans Park, the cemetery, car parks, allotments and has recently taken responsibility for three public toilets from Cornwall Council.

A small portion of your Council Tax (less than three pence in the pound) comes to the Parish Council for this purpose.

The Council has the right of representation on planning matters, which includes all planning applications and structure plan proposals.

The Council watches, and maintains on behalf of Cornwall Council, Public Rights of Way and parts of the South West Coastal Path.

The public toilets in Mullion are managed by a Community Interest Company which has 6 directors who are also Parish Councillors.

The powers of Parish Councils are summarised in the Good Councillor's Guide available from the National Association of Local Councils website.

 

WHO ARE THE PARISH COUNCIL?

The Council is made up of ten elected councillors and the Parish Clerk, full details can be found here.

WHERE AND WHEN DO THE PARISH COUNCIL MEET? 

The Parish Council meets on the third Tuesday of every month in the Centenary Room at the Methodist Chapel starting at 7.00 pm.

Meetings are open to the public and anyone is welcome to raise questions during the public session at the start of the meeting

However, if you have any problems which you think the Parish Council can help with, don't wait for a meeting. Talk to one of the Councillors or drop a note to the Clerk.

 

Other meetings are scheduled as necessary and the Annual Parish meeting is normally held in May. 

The meeting notice and agenda will be posted on the Parish Noticeboard and on the home page of this website.  


Minutes of meetings for each of the following years can be found by clicking on the year.

2016 2015 2014 2013   20122011  2010   2009


FINANCIAL REGULATIONS GOVERNING THE CONDUCT OF FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT by MULLION PARISH COUNCIL
 
Click here to see the Financial Regulations which were adopted by the Council at its Meeting held on 21 April 2015.
These regulations may only be amended or varied by resolution of the council.