Ecton Village

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.

When at full capacity the full Council consists of nine members, all members live within the Parish. We currently have 2 vacancies for Parish Councillor.

Current members of the Parish Council

Councillor Ian Whittaker (Co-opted 28th Sept 2021) - Chairman Since May 24th 2022

Councillor David Dicks - Vice Chair and also the Noticeboard contact

Councillor Stella Bell  (Co-opted Tuesday 28th March 2023)

Councillor Nigel Bond 

Councillor Joe Fernley

Councillor Simon Grisewood (Co-opted May 18th May 2021)

Councillor Alistair McCarter

Councillors are elected every four years (the most recent election was held on the 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.

The Clerk

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 fifteen 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.  

The Meeting dates for the new Financial year 2023/2024 are as follows:

2023 - 23rd May - Annual Meeting of the Parish and Annual Meeting of the Parish Council (Election of the Chair), 25th July, 26th September & 28th November.

2024 - 23rd January and 26th March and 21st May - a week earlier than usual (Annual Meeting of the Parish and the Annual Parish Council meeting).

Contact Details for the Parish Council