About the Parish Council

Parish councils are statutory bodies and have a variety of powers and duties, all of which impact directly on the community. The parish of Branston and Mere is governed by the typical three-tiered structure of local government provided by Lincolnshire County Council, North Kesteven District Council and Branston and Mere Parish Council.

 

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Responsibilities

Play Equipment

Litter Picking

Trees

Public seating

Playing Fields

Provision of litter and dog waste bins

Bus Shelters

Dog Warden

* please note some trees in the village belong to North Kesteven District Council or Lincolnshire County Council

Your Parish Councillors

Cllr Matt Adams

Cllr Nick Clarke

Cllr Richard Naulls

Cllr Malcolm Ross

Cllr Hannah Willcox

Cllr Marc Blair

Cllr Peter Lundgren

Cllr Dick Newman

Cllr James Spittlehouse

Cllr Diana Catton

Cllr Andy Marchant

Cllr Linda Price

Cllr Greg Tebb

With the exception of August, the parish council meet every month and the public and press are welcome to attend.  Meetings begin with a Public Forum to allow residents to raise issues with their Council.

Meetings are at 7pm on the first Monday of every month at The Pavilion, Moor Lane, Branston.  When the first Monday falls on a bank holiday the meeting moves to the second Monday.  There is no meeting in August and the July meeting is held at Branston Booths Village Hall.

Support Staff

Mrs Sarah Stead, Parish Clerk

Mrs Joy Naylor, Assistant Parish Clerk

Funding

Funded principally by an annual precept, income and expenditure for the next financial year is calculated in the form of estimates.  The net amount becomes the precept and is added to council tax and collected by NKDC who then pay it to the parish council in two six-monthly instalments.  Parish and town councils can apply for other funding such as grant and funding awards, but we do not receive funds directly from central government, as principal authorities do.

Parish Council Grant Aid

Branston & Mere Parish Council is keen to support local organisations that provide a benefit to the parish or its residents. A grant, in the form of a payment or gift is made by the Parish Council to an organisation for a specific purpose.  All grants given must directly benefit some or all of the parish or its inhabitants and the benefit must be commensurate with expenditure. Grants are awarded at the Parish Council’s discretion to organisations which can demonstrate a clear need and meet our criteria. See policy for full details.

Branston & Mere Emergency Planning Group

The Branston & Mere Emergency Planning Group has been established to plan and prepare for looking after the welfare of those in the community either before, during or after a major emergency, particularly the vulnerable. The group currently consists of over 50 volunteers who have offered to assist in providing resources, food, shelter, transport or helping to maintain the infrastructure etc. If you would like further details or would like to offer your services, please email Cllr Andy Marchant at cllr.andy.marchant@branstonandmere.co.uk.