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The role of the Parish Council

Charlton Musgrove Parish Council is a corporate body with various roles, responsibilities and duties:


  • To represent the views of the community
  • To support activity in the community
  • To provide relevant services to the community where it has a legal power or duty to do so.


  • To hold at least four meetings a year
  • To appoint a Clerk to carry out the Council’s functions
  • To manage the Council’s finances in line with accounts and audit regulations and appoint a responsible financial officer (RFO). For Charlton Musgrove, the Clerk is also the RFO.
  • To maintain a Freedom of Information Act publication scheme
  • To consider the impact of their decisions on Crime and Disorder
  • To follow the requirements of the Equalities Act 2010
  • To consider biodiversity
  • To consider the health and safety of the public and council employees


  • To act in accordance with the law
  • To elect a chairman
  • To be a good employer
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