East Hendred Parish Council
East Hendred Parish Council was established over 100 years ago and serves East Hendred village and the West end of Rowstock village. The Parish Council is here to serve the community and to help maintain and develop the Parish, whilst safe-guarding both the community and acting as custodians for the local environment.
Council meetings are held in Snells Hall at 7:30pm on the first Thursday of each month. An open forum, where parishioners can raise questions, starts at around 8.00 pm. For more information on Council activities please contact the Clerk to the Council.
What is a Parish Council?
Parish Councils, such as East Hendred Parish Council, operate at a level below District and County Councils. Whilst they are elected every four years, they do not have any political affiliations (unlike County and District Councils). Parish Councils focus on primarily local issues, such as:
- Community centres
- Bus shelters
- Play areas and play equipment
- Infrastructure maintenance and facilities management (grass cutting, litter picking, community courtesy lighting, village assets)
- Grants to help local organisations
- Consultation on neighbourhood planning applications
They also have the power to issue fixed penalty fines for things like:
- Fly posting
- Dog offences
What is a District Council?
District Councils, such as the Vale of the White Horse District Council, operate at a level above Parish Councils but below County Councils. They are elected and councillors are either affiliated to a political party or group, or declare as being independent. They’re usually responsible for local services, such as:
- Rubbish collection
- Council Tax collections
- Planning applications
What is a County Council?
County Councils, such as Oxfordshire County Council, are the highest level of local government. They are elected and councillors are either affiliated to a political party or group, or declare as being independent. They are responsible for services across the whole of a county, such as:
- Fire and public safety
- Social care
- Waste management
- Trading standards