Who Makes Up The Parish Council?

Tanworth in Arden Parish Council consists of 12 Parish Councillors who represent around 3000 residents in large, mainly rural, area of South Warwickshire (Stratford-upon-Avon North), including Tanworth-in-Arden, Earlswood, Forshaw Heath, Aspley Heath, Danzey Green, Gilbert’s Green & Wood End. Councillors are elected and hold their seats for a four-year term.

You can view the Parish Boundary Map here.

What Does The Council Do?

Tanworth in Arden Parish Council liaises with Stratford District Council & Warwickshire County Council, our neighbourhood Police, local groups and business to maintain and improve the villages within the Parish.

The services currently undertaken at Tanworth in Arden Parish Council include, but are not limited to:

  • Provision of Earlswood Leisure Park
  • Maintenance of TIA Village Green
  • Use, care and maintenance of two notice boards
  • A monthly e-newsletter for residents
  • Provision of Footpath Lighting around the Parish
  • Care and maintenance of four defibrillators around the Parish
  • Provision and maintenance of parish council website
  • Liaison with community service officers
  • Provision of grant funding where relevant to the parish
  • Comment on notified planning applications and local development
  • Provision of bench seating at various sites and dog bins
  • Provision of Allotments on The Common, in partnership with the Tanworth Inclosure 1857 Trust
  • Support for the village businesses and community groups

What Powers Does The Council Have?

The Council is a corporate body, a legal entity separate from its members. Its decisions are the responsibility of the whole Council. The Council has been granted powers by Parliament including the important authority to raise money through taxation (the precept) and a range of powers to spend public money.

Who Pays For The Council?

The Council is empowered to incur expenditure in the execution of its statutory powers. The majority of its funds are obtained in the form of a ‘precept’; an amount set by the Parish Council and collected by the billing authority Stratford District Council from the parish council tax payers as part of the annual council tax bill.

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