Cotton Parish Council
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 of the Clerk 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 in 2015 won the best kept village award.
We have also undertaken various facility improvements at the Cotton Parish Cemetery, such as the entrance archway and a disabled access. 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 have a Defibrillator in place, situated at ‘The Cross Inn’ pub which was installed in 2017.
The meetings which are held monthly, 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.