18.05.2020 The next Milnthorpe Parish Council Meeting will be held on Monday 8th June 2020. This will be a remote, virtual meeting. If any members of the Milnthorpe General Public wish to attend, please contact the Parish Clerk who will provide meeting details
1.05.2020 - The Council has issued some guidance on current scams that are in operation, the following link takes you to a pdf file, please use as you wish CCC COVID-19 Scams They have also provided some useful links - the following links open external pages in a new window.
Milnthorpe Parish Council’s responsibilities/assets include The Green and the Market Square, a number of other small greens in the village centre, the playing field, including the children’s play area, and a pony paddock!
The Parish Council runs the weekly Friday Market and the monthly Farmers Market.
The Parish Council has five part time paid staff: a parish clerk, market supervisor, playing field warden, square & green cleaner and a grass cutting operative.
The Council comprises nine unpaid elected members who serve a four-year term. Council meetings are normally on the second Monday of the month – the agenda and minutes are displayed on the Council notice board in The Square along with a list of ongoing projects that the council is undertaking.
Members of the public are welcome to attend the monthly meetings and have an opportunity at each meeting to address the Council about any subject.
The Parish Council, which is the most local level of government, works closely with the District and County Councils. Some of the maintenance work that the Parish Council does has been delegated from the County and District Councils.
Most of the Parish Council’s expenditure goes on staff costs, maintaining its assets and keeping the Village clean and in good order. Much time is spent in exercising whatever pressure it can on higher authorities for planning, highways and traffic control – to deal with issues affecting the quality of life of residents.
A large part of our Parish Council income comes from market rents which have declined recently because of changes in shopping patterns. This means that the Council is becoming increasingly dependent on the annual parish precept, the parish share of the council tax bill.