What is a Parish Council?
Chesham Bois Parish Council (CBPC) is a statutory body, set up to serve the residents of the Parish. Like other Parish Councils (or Town Councils if they serve an urban area) it is the lowest tier of Local Government, sitting below but independent of District and County Councils. The 'Parish' in the title refers to the civil parish; we have no formal links to the Church.
What do we do?
The Parish Council's duties include:
Ownership and Management Chesham Bois Common, Chesham Bois Burial Grounds, Tenterden Spinney, a small woodland opposite the burial grounds and a piece of land in The Grove
Maintenance of highway verges around the Parish on behalf of Bucks Co Co.
Reviewing and commenting on planning applications within the Parish
Ownersip and maintenance of streetlighting on minor roads
Liaison with relevant authorities regarding infrastructure /policing/community issues to represent your views and get the best advantage for the local area
Engagement with all interested parties regarding the current and future shape of life in the local area
Organising events throughout the year including Common Clear-Ups, Beating the Bounds, Remembrance Sunday at the War Memorial, Fetes every other year, Christmas Lights & Carols at the shops, and the Annual Parish Meeting
Who are we?
The Parish has 11 Councillors elected by the residents every four years. For more information on your Councillors’ click here
When do we meet?
The full Council meets on the second Monday of each month.For more details on the dates, times and venue of Council meetings, please click here.
Can I attend Meetings?
Yes, the press and the public are welcome. You have an opportunity to speak during the first 15 minutes. If you would like an item to be placed on the Agenda this must be communicated to the Clerk seven days beforehand.
Working Groups meet in private and report to the full Council at the monthly meetings.