Compton Parish Council is one of the oldest Parish Councils and was formed in 1894 when an Act was passed allowing Local Authorities to raise taxes (also known as the precept) to provide and maintain local facilities. The Council holds an annual meeting as well as bi-monthly meetings and hosts the annual parish meeting each year. Work carried out by Councillors is voluntary. Expenses are permitted but are seldom claimed. The Clerk who is a paid employee manages administration. Compton Parish Council is part of the Shalford Ward, along with Artington and Shalford, which includes Chilworth.
Compton Parish Council
Seven councillors make up our full council, each being elected or co-opted for a period of four years. Decisions can be made as long as the council is 'quorate' and the agreed minimum number required in our constitution is three.
All Councillors stand down and are invited to stand for re-election in May 2019.
A vacancy can be filled by existing Councillors selecting candidates. This is known as co-opting.
Meetings are held on the 3rd Wednesday of alternative months, beginning in January each year.
The Clerk to the Council and responsible finance officer is Joanna Cadman. Joanna is part-time and from 22nd September 2016 can be contacted at the office above the pottery at Watts Gallery, between 1.30pm and 3.30pm most Thursdays.
Compton Parish Council owns Watts Chapel and Cemetery and whilst Watts Gallery Trust has taken over the management of these areas, the Parish Council is the authority responsible for burials. All queries relating to burials or the cemetery should be directed to the Clerk, Joanna Cadman. Other matters relating to the cemetery can be directed to the Chair of the cemetery Committee, Maryon Lordan or the curator at Watts Gallery.
COUNCILLORS, PARISH CLERK & RESPONSIBILITIES
REGISTER OF INTERESTS
MINUTES, REPORTS & FINANCES
PROJECTS & PROGRESS
CEMETERY & BURIAL INFORMATION