Who we are & what we do
A Parish Council is the lowest tier of local government. It is a corporate body and a creature of statute. It has certain duties to carry out and may choose to exercise certain powers. It must not act ultra vires.
Croughton Parish Council consists of nine voluntary Councillors who are elected for a four-year term of office to serve and administer for the needs of the residents of Croughton. When a vacancy occurs, called a casual vacancy, a new member is co-opted until the next local elections. At the local elections held in May 2021 7 Councillors were elected unopposed. Two of the 9 seats were not filled. In August 2021 Stephen Lyons and Steven Caldwell were co-opted to serve on the Parish Council. The Parish Council is now operating at full capacity.
Individuals wishing to take on take on an interesting varied and responsible role as a Member of Croughton Parish Council are invited to contact the Clerk for further information. You must be 18 years of age and satisfy certain electoral qualifications. Before taking their seat, Members sign a Declaration of Acceptance of Office. They then have 18 days to complete a Register of Interests which is submitted to the Monitoring Officer at West Northamptonshire Council and published on the website. Members are expected to act in accordance with the Council's adopted Code of Conduct.
The next local elections Parish Council will take place in May 2025.
The Council currently meets at Croughton Village Hall, Wheelers Drive, Croughton, Northants, NN13 5ND.