Parish/Town Councils were first created as a result of the Local Government Act 1894 (Section 6) which transferred certain parish matters originally dealt with by the Church vestry to the Parish Council. 

The Parish Council is a statutory corporate body.  It has a legal identity which is separate from its members and it can only act under "powers" or "duties" expressly conferred by legislation otherwise it is acting unlawfully.  It must act reasonably within its powers.  Most procedures of the Council are found in the Local Government Act 1972.

  • "Powers" - are discretionary and a policy decision, for example, the Parish Council may provide seats and shelters in roads (Section 1, Parish Councils Act 1957).
  • "Duties" - are mandatory and must be adhered to.  These are quite often procedural, for example, three clear days notice of a meeting must be given.

The Council is responsible for service delivery, setting the budget and precept and is accountable to the electorate of the community it serves.

 

The Clerk

The Clerk is the proper officer of the Council and is accountable to the Council as a body, being responsible for preparing agendas and taking Minutes of meetings, updating the web site, acting on the decisions of the Council and managing  its affairs, ensuring the smooth, efficient, lawful running of Council business. Middleton on the Wolds Parish Clerk is also the Councils Responsible Finance Officer, and as such writes budgets, and manages all aspects of finance for the Council.

Councillors

 

NAME

CONTACT DETAILS

     AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY
                                                               

Mr J Eastwood 

 

01377 219000

   

    Planning

Mr M Kelly (Chairman)

Parkside Lodge

Church Hill

Middleton on the Wolds

DRIFFIELD

YO25 9UG

01377 790169

       Middleton Recreation Club

       Pig Liaison Group  

Newsletter    

Recreation Club

Reading Rooms (Chair)

Mrs Sandra Morrison(Parish Clerk)

The Grange

Main Street

Thwing

YO25 3DY

 

01377 219019 (Office)

01262 470496

e-mail:-pc@middletononthewolds.co.uk

                

 Mrs K Bentley

19 Greenfield Road

Middleton-on-the-Wolds

DRIFFIELD YO25 9UL

01377 217456

                Reading Rooms

Cemetery  

Cllr Peter Roe

8 Greenfield Road

Middleton on the Wolds

YO25 9UL

 

07753 846361 Recreation Club Play Equipment

Mr J Fisher

14 Front Street

Middleton on the Wolds

DRIFFIELD

YO25 9UA

                    01377 217587

Play areas

Recreation Club

Reading Rooms

Embankment Group

 

 

 

      

 

Ms T Walker

2 The Paddocks

Middleton on the Wolds

DRIFFIELD YO25 9UN

01377 217242

       Highways

       Pig liaison group

Play Areas

Quarry Liaison Group

 

Mr  N Jones

8 Station Road

Middleton on the Wolds

YO25 9UQ

01377 821077

   Highways

Neighbourhood Plan

Grounds Maintenance

cemetery

 

 

 

     

 

Mrs Linda Jones (Vice Chair)

1 Kipling Court

Middleton on the Wolds

YO25 9NX

 

                    

Reading Rooms (secretary)

Embankment Group

 

                              

Kevin Beaumont

 

Kevin is Chair of the ERYC Health, Care and Wellbeing Committee, and a member of the Pensions and Management Committees.

He is also the Chair of Lockington School Governors and a member of the local drainage board.

 

 

 

 

 

Contact Details:

Tel: 01377 240526 Mob: 07789 264381 Email:

kbeaumont1955@gmail.com

 

councillor.beaumont@ eastriding.gov.uk

 

 

Pauline Greenwood

 

Pauline is Vice Chair of the ERYC Licensing Act 2003 Committee and a member of the Eastern Area Planning, Pensions, Environment and Regeneration, Safer and Stronger Communities and Health, Care and Wellbeing Committees. She is also a member of the local drainage board.

 

 

 

Contact Details:

Tel: 01964 550541 Mob: 07943 904209 Email:

pg@burtonmount.co.uk

 

councillor.greenwood@ eastriding.gov.uk

 

Bernard Gateshill

 

Bernard is Chair of the ERYC Licensing Act 2003 Committee and a member of the

Standards, Safer and Stronger Communities and Authority Wide Consultative Committees He is also a member of the local drainage board, the Routh Wind Farm Community

Fund Panel and the Humberside Police and Crime Panel.

 

 

Contact Details:

Tel: 01482 886339 Mob: 07818 443353 Email: bernardgateshill@gmail.com

 

councillor.gateshill@ eastriding.gov.uk