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.
Current members of the Parish Council
Councillor Sally Bresnahan - Chair.
Councillor Nigel Bond was recently co-opted onto the Parish Council on Tuesday 16th July 2019.
Councillor Bill Brophy
Councillor David Dicks – Noticeboard Contact
Councillor Paul Godby – Street Lighting Contact
Councillor Martyn Hope
Councillor Mike Littlewood
Councillor Alistair McCarter
Councillor Tyrone Moffett
Councillors are elected every four years (next election being May 2020 - A year later than usual due to the creation of 2 Unitray Councils) 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 eleven years experience working as a Parish Clerk / Responsible Financial Officer since 2008.
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.). From January 2019 meetings will start at the earlier time 7.00pm 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 2019/2020
The following Tuesdays at 7pm in the Village Hall,
16th July, 17th September, 19th November,
21st January 2010, 17th March and
The Annual Meeting of the Parish on 19th May 2020,
followed by the Annual Parish Council Meeting.
Contact Details for the Parish Council
Mrs. Shirley Wong
33 Friars Avenue
☎ 01604 700691
Mrs. Sally Bresnahan
12 The Courtyard
☎ 01604 403027
Mr. William Brophy
2 Wellingborough Road
☎ 01604 408588
Mr. David Dicks - NOTICEBOARDS CONTACT
40 West Street
☎ 01604 407145
Mr. Paul Godby - STREET LIGHTS CONTACT
16 West Street
☎ 01604 416184
Mr Martyn Hope
49 West Street
Mr. Mike Littlewood
20 Church View
☎ 07727 651601
Mr. Alistair McCarter
35 High Street
☎ 07917 796844
Mr. Tyrone Moffett
36 West Street
☎ 01604 407474