Plumstead Parish Council
Ever wondered what your Parish Council is here to do?
The Parish Council is made up of 5 members who all live in Plumstead and represent the village on various matters. We meet at 6.30 pm every three months and the public are very welcome to attend our meetings.
We discuss varying issues which affect the community and are directly responsible for:
The upkeep of the Pond, Wildlife Meadow and Flagpole Garden (next to the Church)
The two seats in the Flagpole Garden and the picnic bench by the pond
Maintenance of the village sign and noticeboards
The telephone kiosk next to the Church housing our Defibrillator and Cabinet
Support for village events
We also make comments on all planning applications although the District Council or County Council make the decision.
If you are interested in Plumstead why not come along to one of our meetings!
Plumstead Parish Councillors
Brian Faulkner (Chair)
The Role of a Councillor
A councillor is a member of the council and is normally elected for a term of four years. People of any political or religious persuasion are eligible to become a councillor, although their personal views should not extend into their parish council work. A councillor is an unpaid voluntary role.
They are elected to represent the interests of the local community as a whole and promote a harmonious local environment. The number of elected councillors depends on the size of the area. In Plumstead we are able to have 5 councillors.
Local councils are the first tier of governance and are the first point of contact for anyone concerned with a community issue. They are democratically elected local authorities and exist in England, Wales and Scotland. The term ‘local council’ is synonymous with ‘parish council’, ‘town council’ and ‘community council’.