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
Councillor Bill Brophy
Councillor David Dicks – Noticeboard Contact
Councillor Joe Fernley
Councillor Paul Godby – Street Lighting Contact
Councillor Martyn Hope
Councillor Mike Littlewood
Councillor Alistair McCarter
Councillors are elected every four years (next election being held on 6th May 2021 - A year later than the scheduled May 7th 2020 Elections that were postponed due to Corona Virus Lockdowns. All Councillors live in the community. The position is purely voluntary and attracts no payment.
Please check out the Parish News page for the up coming elections May 6th 2021. More information will be updated once available.
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 is a fully qualified Clerk and has obtained her Cilca qualification, which is a National Qualification for Parish Clerks. Shirley has thirteen years experience working as a Parish Clerk / Responsible Financial Officer since 2008.
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 fourth Tuesday of odd numbered months (Jan, March, May, etc.).Meetings will start at 7.30pm and are normally held in the Village Hall. Due to Corona Virus Lockdowns, they are currently held online via the Zoom App. Please contact the Parish Clerk, Shirley Wong for more information, if you would like to attend a zoom meeting.
Remaining Meeting dates for the current Financial year 2020/2021
The following Tuesdays at 7.30pm via Zoom.
26th January, 23rd March, and the Annual Meeting of the Parish on 25th May 2021 (if lockdown restrictions are lifted), followed by the Annual Parish Council Meeting - Election of the Chair.
Contact Details for the Parish Council
Mrs. Shirley Wong
33 Friars Avenue
☎ 01604 700691
Mrs. Sally Bresnahan
12 The Courtyard
☎ 01604 403027
Mr Nigel Bond
34 West Street
☎ 01604 948040
Mr. William Brophy
Mr. David Dicks - NOTICEBOARDS CONTACT
40 West Street
☎ 01604 407145
☎ 07956 271890
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