The Council

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This award is reassesed every four years and was retained in 2022

Willington Parish Council was established on 1st April 2015 following a Community Governance Review carried out by Cheshire West and Chester Council. It is an elected tier of local government and plays a vital part in representing the interests of the residents it serves. It comprises of five Councillors who serve a four year term. Normally Council meetings are held bi-monthly on the fourth Tuesday evening.

The dates of meetings for the coming year are shown on the Agendas & Minutes page. Agendas are posted on the notice board on Chapel Lane and on the website at least three days before each meeting. The venue for each meeting is normally Willington Hall Hotel.

Members of the public are invited and very welcome to attend the meetings. There is a period set aside at the beginning of each meeting for local residents to raise any concerns or ask questions. That time is also set aside for Borough Councillors to address the meeting.

The Council has the power to raise money through taxation, known as the precept. The precept is the Parish Council’s share of the Council Tax. The precept demand goes to the billing authority, Cheshire West and Chester Council, which collects the tax for the Parish Council.

Willington Parish Council makes all kinds of decisions on issues that affect the local community as it seeks to look after the interests of the Parish and its local residents. Probably the most common topics that the Council gets involved with at the moment are planning matters (as statutory consultees), crime prevention, improving safety, and campaigning for and delivering better services and facilities.

Whilst the Parish Council has limited powers to make decisions it does have the ability to negotiate with, and the power to influence, those other organisations that do make the final decisions such as other tiers of local government, health authorities, and the police.