About Parish Councils


A parish council is a civil local authority found in England which  is the lowest tier of local government. The activities of a Parish Council fall into three main categories: representing the local community, delivering services to meet local needs, and improving quality of life and community well being. As it is the authority closest to the people, parish councils are invariably the first place people will go with concerns or ideas.  For this reason they are a vital part of any community. Parish councils are funded by levying a "precept" collected with the council tax paid by the residents of the parish. Parish councils have unpaid councillors who are elected to serve for four years, unless a casual vacancy arises which may be filled by a by-election or by co-option.

About Monks Kirby Parish Council

Monks Kirby Parish Council comprises 6 elected councillors and a Parish Clerk - see below. The Council meets monthly in the Village Hall on the third Thursday of the month. Meetings start at 7.30pm and generally last around 2 hours. All members of the Parish are welcome to attend and each meeting starts with a short public participation session to allow parishioners the opportunity to raise issues of concern/interest. The formal agenda for each meeting is published 4 days in advance of the meeting and is posted on this website and on the Parish Council notice board

Your Councillors
Bill Woolliscroft (Chair)
Barbara Dent (Vice Chair)
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Louise Partridge
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John Dalby
Colin Clarke
Paul Woods
Parish Clerk
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Alexa Higgins
Parish Council Governance

To view documentation relating to governance of the Parish Council, previous meeting minutes, and 2020 Audit Documentation please click HERE

Monks Kirby Parish Boundary