Welcome to the Website for Cotton Parish Council who are located in the Staffordshire Moorlands.
We would like to give you a brief overview of our council members – our resident councillors consist of seven parish councillors, including a chairman and vice-chairman. The parish councillor position(s) are unpaid, but we do retain a paid clerk to the parish council. The role is to give guidance to the councillors as to the legal aspects on any decisions made regarding our parish, to record discussions, to undertake correspondence to manage our sub-contractors and to keep financial records. All the parish councillors have the best interests of the parish at heart and monitor any proposed changes’ [eg. planning matters and any problems which may arise, local Highway matters, local Environmental issues etc and advise the Local Authorities of these, so as to undertake the appropriate action and remedies].
Several projects and improvements have been undertaken in Cotton Parish such as a replacement bus shelter and notice board in Cotton and a new War Memorial in Cauldon Lowe honouring our local war dead. The general maintenance of the parish falls into our remit including such items as road sweeping and grass mowing. We are fortunate to have a thriving community group who work very hard to maintain the Cauldon Lowe village and last year won the best kept village award and who are competing again in the 2016 competition and striving for further success.
We have also undertaken various facility improvements at the Cotton Parish Cemetery, with further projects envisaged and an ongoing program of works in hand. There is a memory book in the notice board at the cemetery and should anyone wish to comment on the history of their loved ones, please feel free to do so.
Cotton Parish Council are currently attempting to raise funds to provide a defibrillator to be sighted locally. Alton Towers have already responded to our appeal by presenting the council with a generous donation and J.C.B. have also promised a substantial cheque to be presented soon at a convenient date (to be confirmed). Cotton Parish Council would like to record our grateful thanks to all who have made donations thus far to this very worthy cause.
In conclusion we would like to assure all parishioners that the monthly meetings of the council have the best interests of our outstanding and beautiful parish at heart. Parishioner’s are always welcome to attend our meetings with an opportunity to speak/ make representation, in the “members of the public participation” section at the beginning of our monthly meetings.