Welcome to Barwell Parish Council
Barwell Parish Council is made up of 12 unpaid members who are voted in by the electors of Barwell every four years. They are supported by a full-time employed clerk and a part time assistant clerk, a part time cleaner, 2 full time grounds staff and 2 part time premises officers. The full Council meets once a month. The Council has Committees which divide up the work of the Council. Committee's usually meet once a month apart from the Planning and Highways Committee which meets every two to three weeks.
All meetings are open to the press and public. The full Council meeting most Committee meetings have a section to allow members of the public to speak at these meetings. A list of meeting dates is available from the Clerk. The Parish Council's work falls under the following areas:
The Parish Council is consulted on all planning applications in the Parish by Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council. The Parish Council's recommendations are passed on to the Borough Council who then makes the final decision. This also applies to Tree Preservation Orders.
We are provided with notices of all planning decisions made and all appeals.
We are consulted by Leicestershire County Council and Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council about planning policies.
The Parish Council reports all problems with the roads from potholes to poor surfacing, traffic calming and road signs to Highways who then usually deal with them.
We are consulted on changes to public footpaths and report any problems to the relevant authority.
The Parish Council owns various pieces of land used for recreational use – Barwell Common off Dovecote Way which is used by football clubs and contains a small children's play area, Barwell Park off Stapleton Lane which contains a small children's play area, Kirkby Road Rec and Masefield Close. We are responsible for the grass cutting and maintenance of these sites. We are not responsible for the verge areas in the village. We have two full time grounds maintenance operatives to maintain the parks and open space up to a high standard
Community & Environment
The Parish Council liaises with the local police and community warden about community needs.
We have representatives on different committees within the village to ensure good communication.
The Parish Council displays information about the community and upcoming meetings on its notice boards on the High Street.
We have good connections with many of the local groups and make grants to some of these.
These lists are not exhaustive. For further information on the work of the Parish Council contact the Clerk or come into the office (open most mornings, but please check). You are also welcome to attend any of the Parish Council's meetings.
10 High Street
- 01455 844229
The Council Office is open to members of the public from 10.30am to 12.30pm Monday to Friday. The Clerk is available outside these times by appointment only.