Frequently Asked Questions
Who are my elected Councillors?
What does the Parish Council do with the Council Tax I pay?
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How much do Parish Councillors get paid?
Parish Councillors receive no salary. They work for nothing. They can claim certain expenses but in general they claim nothing. The Council Chairperson has an Allowance of around £600 to spend in their year in office. Most of that is spent on small grants given at the chairpersons discretion or buying flowers for parishioners that celebrate their 100th birthday or a golden wedding.
How does the Parish Council control planning in Swannington?
The Parish Council does not control the planning process. The planning authority for our area is North West Leicestershire District Council. We are only consultees in the process. The parish council will make recommendations on all planning applications but the planning authority are under no obligation to take any notice of what we say.