Bishops Itchington Parish Council

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The Parish Council

The parish council is elected to serve the local community. Our councillors are all volunteers who give their time freely. They are supported by the clerk to the council who is head of the council's administration and a small team of dedicated staff who are responsible for looking after various village amenities and services. We do not have the resources of a larger council, but endeavour to provide a good service. If you have any comments to make about the level of service we provide, please contact us.

Areas of Responsibility

Here is a short list of the council's main duties and responsibilities.

Grass cutting & grounds maintenance - we look after all the verges and most of the greens in the village including those owned by WCC.

Trees - we are responsible for all of the trees on parish council owned land. We have a tree survey and a regular programme of work which is carried out over a 3 year cycle by a professional tree surgeon.

Cemetery - the parish council is a burial authority. We own and maintain the cemetery and ensure that all interments are carried out in accordance with the law, properly registered and records correctly maintained.

Village greens and public open spaces - the parish council owns the following areas:

  • Chapel Street green
  • Scowcroft Drive/Parrish Close greens and old hedgerow in Mandale Close
  • Ladbroke Road - wide verge opposite school
  • Rupert Kettle Drive/The Chestnuts/Greaves Way/Bishops Gate greens
  • The Yellow Land
  • Cemetery & Chapel - we are also responsible for the maintenance of the churchyard although owned by the church
  • Playing fields and play area - we own and maintain the playing fields and the play equipment. We also own the sports pavilion.

Other Village Amenities

  • Memorial Hall - this is managed by the memorial hall committee which is completely independent of the parish council
  • Tennis Courts - these are owned and maintained by Bishop's Itchington Sports Association (BISA)
  • Community Centre - the building is owned by the Royal British Legion and is occupied by BI Community Project via a complicated lease arrangement

Organisation

The council has set up a number of different groups to oversee the business of the council. These groups meet on an ad hoc basis only:

Finance: Cllr Kettle; Cllr Heatley; Cllr Parker

HR: Cllr Christian-Carter; Cllr Heatley; Cllr Holmes

Properties & Environment: Cllr Christian-Carter; Cllr Holmes; Cllr Mann; Cllr Dugmore

Planning: Cllr Christian-Carter; Cllr Dugmore; Cllr Holmes

Traffic Calming: Cllr Holmes; Cllr Mann; Cllr Wilson

Cemetery & Churchyard: Cllr Christian-Carter; Cllr Heatley

Parish Office: Cllr Kettle; Cllr Heatley; Cllr Wilson

Councillors also represent the council on the following outside bodies:

Memorial Hall: Cllr Christian-Carter

Bishop's Itchington Sports Association (BISA): Cllr Parker

Bishop's Itchington Community Project: Cllr Mann

Neighbourhood Plan Group: Cllr Heatley; Cllr Parker; Cllr Dugmore; Cllr Wilson

Pavilion Project: Cllr Parker; Cllr Mann

Meetings

Meetings are usually held on the second Monday of the month at 7.30pm in Bishop's Itchington Community Centre unless otherwise notified. Please check this website for details of the next meeting. All meetings are open to the public. Time is always set aside to allow members of the public to address the council on any matters of concern. The council's calendar of meetings is available on the right of this page.

How to Contact Us

Normal office opening hours are Monday to Friday from 2.30pm to 5.00pm. If there is no one available when you call, please leave a message and a daytime contact number and we will get back to you as soon as possible. Our telephone number, address and email are shown on the right of this page.


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Bishop's Itchington Parish Council

Brewster's Corner
Pendicke Street
Southam
Warwickshire
CV47 1PN

Office tel: 01926 811394

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