The Parish Council comprises a team of up to ten councillors assisted by the Parish Clerk who work collectively for the benefit of the Parish and all of its residents.
Parish councillors are elected every four years by a ballot of all local residents on the electoral roll for the Parish. If the number of candidates in any given Parish Council election is less than the number of available seats on the Parish council, the election is declared uncontested and the candidates are appointed as councillors without proceeding to a vote. The last election in May 2021 was uncontested with only 6 nominations received. The next Parish Council election is due in May 2025.
Where a vacancy for a Councillor falls between statutory elections the vacancy will be advertised. The vacancy may subsequently be filled by a process of co-option or by a ballot of local residents where ten or more registered electors from the electoral area submit a request for an election in writing to Electoral Services at Cornwall Council. For further details, please click here.
To be eligible to stand for election or co-option as a Parish Councillor an applicant must satisfy a number of requirements see Electoral Commission Guidance .
All members of the Parish Council are required to submit a Register of Interests. These may be viewed by following this link to the Cornwall Council website, please click here.
NOTICE OF VACANCY IN OFFICE OF COUNCILLOR
Lanreath Parish Council has a vacancy to co-opt one Councillor.
SEE NOTICE BELOW.
Name: Peter Seaman
Telephone: 01503 220726
Name: Eileen Lee
Name: Julie Tamblyn
Name: John Williams
Name: Sue Cave
Name: Peter Bartram
Name: David Heard
Telephone: 01503 220048
Name: John Gundry
The Clerk to the Council plays a key role in ensuring the effective operation of the Council in the discharge of its duties. The Clerk is the Proper Officer of the Council and, as such, is under a statutory duty to carry out all the functions required by law of a local Authority's Proper Officer, including the serving or issuing of all statutory notifications. The clerk is employed by the council under section 112 (1) of the Local Government Act 1972, to provide administrative support for the council’s activities.
The Clerk is the professional advisor to the Council on matters of policy; advising and assisting the Council on the drafting and review of policies and procedures and providing guidance and information to assist the Council in making effective decisions. The Clerk is responsible for ensuring that the instructions of the Council in connection with its function as a Local Authority are carried out.
The Clerk is accountable to the Council for the effective management of all its resources and, as the Responsible Financial Officer, the Clerk is responsible for all financial records of the Council and the careful administration of its finances.