The Parish Council
A Parish Council is a civil local authority found in England and is the first tier of local government. They are elected corporate bodies, have variable tax-raising powers, and are responsible for areas known as civil parishes.
Lyneham and Bradenstoke have 11 councillors and all the work they undertake is governed by law. They are elected every 4 years and vacancies that arise between these elections can be filled either by a by-election or by co-option.
This section introduces the Councillors, the records (such as minutes and accounts) and the governing documents that allow the council to carry out its function.