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Parish Council Overview

The Parish Council represents the community and has a general responsibility in promoting the interest of the village (and the wider area including Luton). Its areas of responsibility include footpaths and bridleways, some recreational land (including the Lawns), play areas, cemeteries and maintenance of the Village Green. It also has a vital role in commenting to Teignbridge on planning applications and in liaising with the District and County Councils on their areas of responsibility, such as traffic and highway issues and the Conservation Area. The Parish Council needs to ensure there are efffective Parish and Emergency Plans and that it can provide relevant input to the Strategic Plans of Teignbridge and Devon. It is likely that the roles of the Parish Council will continue to grow with the increasing localisation of community resources and services. The Parish Council raises money through the Council Precept which is collected as a very small part of the total Council Tax. The Council sets the level of the Precept on an annual basis. The current members of the Parish Council, and their respective committee responsibilities are: Contact details for Bishopsteignton Parish Council: Telephone(01626) 870170 or email bishoppc@btconnect.com

Parish Finance Overview

Each year a sum of money called a 'precept' is collected through your council tax via Teignbridge District Council. This money is invested back into your community by the Parish Council to improve facilities and services for you and your neighbours. Some duties of the Parish Council which involve financial outgoings include lesiure facilities, parks and open spaces, public lavatories, cemetery & churchyard, bushelters, seats, car parks. 

 

To establish the amount required to cover the forseeable expenditure of the Parish for the next financial year a special meeting of the full Parish Council is held each December; before a claim is submitted to TDC in February. Once the District Council give approval, the amount is paid to the Parish by two installments, April and Sept.

Local councils can also apply for grants and loans, and can receive money from rents or leases if they own assets/property.

If you have any queries or concerns regarding anything on this page please do not hesitate to contact the Clerk, Kim Ford, bishoppc@btconnect.com or 01626 870170.