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Charlton Musgrove Parish Council

The Charlton Musgrove Parish Council website provides information about the council’s role, responsibilities and activities for residents of the civil parish of Charlton Musgrove. Please use the menu above to find out more about the Parish Council, who its members are and its activities.

The Parish Council is a statutory local authority established under the Local Government Act 1972 and operates in the area of the defined civil parish of Charlton Musgrove. The Council is made up of councillors elected by the electors of the Parish and each year the Council elects one councillor to be the Chair of the council. The Council has a paid officer who organises meetings and helps carry out the council’s decisions – this officer is known as the Parish Clerk.

The Council is accountable to the electors of the Parish; elections are held every four years. The time and place of any meeting will be published on the parish noticeboard (outside St John’s Church in Barrow Lane) and this website three days before the meeting. Meeting agendas and minutes will also be posted on the noticeboard and this website. All meetings are open to the general public: Members of the public cannot speak whilst normal business is being conducted, however, the Council will suspend business and hold “open time” when members of the public will be invited to address the Council on an issue that concerns them (such as a planning application).