The Council

Cornwall & Parish Council Elections 2021

Saturday 8 May 2021. All nominated parish council councillors elected uncontested. Full listing here. [8/5/21]

Friday 7 May 2021 Election result. Phil Seeva is reelected. [7/5/21]

MPC CC Full Result May 2021

Elections outside of the four yearly cycle

Full parish council elections are held every four year. The next are due next in May 2025, but from time to time, vacancies may be available as councillors retire or resign. We always advertise these ‘casual vacancies’  on our website and parish notice boards, and anyone is free to apply as long as they satisfy the criteria. To be eligible to stand for an election for a the parish, you must: be an elector of the parish. for the whole of the previous 12 months have occupied (as owner or tenant) land or other premises in the parish. during the previous 12 months have worked in the parish (as your principal or only place of work).


Cornwall Council & Menheniot Parish Council

There are 212 town and parish councils in Cornwall, and each of them relies on Cornwall Council to support its work and its residents. If you have concerns or complaints about any aspect of the services you receive from any council, but are unsure who to speak to, contact the Clerk’s office and we can point you in the right direction.

This link takes you to the Report It! page on Cornwall Council’s website where you can report and comment on a range of issues.


Local Council Awards Scheme

Menheniot Parish Council received its LCAS Foundation Award in 2018, ranking alongside Newquay and Liskeard, in recognition of its sound management and governance. You can view the full list of the other four councils in Cornwall who have received Foundation status here.

 


 

Being a parish councillor

As part of your preparation for taking an active role in the council, all councillors need to undergo a period of induction. This will give you the opportunity to learn more about the way in which the parish council works, what its obligations and legal responsibilities are and how you can make the best use of your time as a councillor. Listed below are a series of Quick Guides that will take you through the essential things you need to know before taking part in your first meeting. Please take the time out to read through them before your induction. You are not expected to remember all of it – that will come with experience and practice, but it will be helpful for you to know this much about the background of your decision making. [23/4/21]

 

Induction Quick Guides

1 MPC Parish Council Duties

2 MPC What the Clerk does

3 MPC What the Chairman does

4 MPC What a Councillor does

5 MPC Code of Conduct

6 MPC Privacy & Data Protection

7 MPC Civic Calendar 2021

8 MPC Financial Regulations

9  MPC Neighbourhood Plan

10 MPC Standing Orders

11 MPC Complaints

12 MPC Register of Interests

13 MPC Declaration of Acceptance

14 MPC Declaration of Acceptance blank


Becoming a parish councillor

Full parish council elections are held every four year. The last were held on 6 May 2021, but from time to time, vacancies may be available as councillors retire or resign. We always advertise these ‘casual vacancies’  on our website and parish notice boards, and anyone is free to apply as long as they satisfy the criteria. To be eligible to stand for an election for a the parish, you must: be an elector of the parish. for the whole of the previous 12 months have occupied (as owner or tenant) land or other premises in the parish. during the previous 12 months have worked in the parish (as your principal or only place of work).

Read more about the work of a parish councillor here The-Good-Councillors-guide. and this guide produced by the National Association of Local Councils All About Local Council 2018. We also produce a role profile for people considering making application. This is not the same as the one you would see for a job application, but it sets out the broad areas of experience that would be useful to have. Download a copy here. [210521]