Parish Council - About Us
The Parish Council is the first tier of local government and exists to represent the interests of the whole of the parish of Ecton.
The full Council consists of nine members, all members live within the Parish. There are currently 8 members of the Parish Council. We now have a current vacancy for a Parish Councillor.
Please see details below.
Notice of Vacancy - 16th November 2017
Under section 87 (2) of the Local Government Act 1972, notice is hereby given, that a casual vacancy now exists for a Parish Councillor in the Parish of Ecton arising from the resignation of Maggie Mulvey.
Current members of the Parish Council
Councillor Sally Bresnahan - Chair.
Councillor Robert East – Vice Chair
Councillor Bill Brophy – Planning Committee
Councillor Paul Godby – Street Lighting Contact
Councillor David Dicks – Noticeboard Contact
Councillor Tyrone Moffett
Councillor Janet Jones
Councillor Martyn Hope
Councillors are elected every four years (next election being May 2019) All Councillors live in the community. The position is purely voluntary and attracts no payment.
Mrs Shirley Wong - The Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer is the only Council employee. The Clerk is normally the first point of contact with the Parish Council from the electors point of view.
Shirley has nine years experience working as a Parish Clerk / Responsible Financial Officer.
Shirley became a fully qualified Clerk in June 2017 after completing the lengthy CiLCA Course, which is a National Qualification for Parish Clerks.
The Parish Council strives to improve the appearance and safety of the Parish of Ecton. The Council has direct responsibility for the bus shelters, shrine, street lighting and the management of the playing field for the benefit of all residents. It is the responsibility of the Parish Council to represent the interests of the whole community. Councillors have a responsibility to keep up to date with local issues.
The Parish Council is consulted on a range of planning and highway proposals that affect the parish.
The Parish Council raises money through a local tax (precept) for projects that benefit its residents.
If you have any questions that you would like answered, or want to share any views with the Council or even spot any problems that need reporting in the Parish, please contact the Clerk. Mrs Shirley Wong in the first instance.
On this website you can find information about the Ecton Parish Council, it's history, members, and download council documents such as minutes and agendas.
Parish Council meetings are held 6 times per year, Bi-monthly on the third Tuesday of odd numbered months (Jan, March, May, etc.). Meetings start at 7.30pm and are held in the Village Hall. Please contact the Parish Clerk, Shirley Wong for more information.
Remaining Meeting dates for the current Financial year 2017 / 2018
21st November 2017, 16th January 2018, 20th March 2018 and 15th May 2018.
Contact Details for the Parish Council
Mrs. Shirley Wong
33 Friars Avenue
☎ 01604 700691
CHAIRPERSON: Mrs. Sally Bresnahan
12 The Courtyard
☎ 01604 403027
VICE CHAIRPERSON: Mr. Robert East
47 West Street
☎ 01604 402907
Mrs Janet Jones
61 West Street
☎ 01604 947574
Mr. William Brophy - CHAIR OF PLANNING
2 Wellingborough Road
☎ 01604 408588
Mr Martyn Hope
49 West Street
Mr. Tyrone Moffett
36 West Street
☎ 01604 407474
Mr. David Dicks - NOTICEBOARDS CONTACT
40 West Street
☎ 01604 407145
Mr. Paul Godby - STREET LIGHTS CONTACT
16 West Street
☎ 01604 416184