Serving the community
A Parish Council is the ‘grass roots’ level of local government, and as such, plays a vital role as a connection between the local community and government authorities. It is non-political and non-sectarian.
The Councillors are a team of individual volunteers who live or work, in and around the Loose area. They give their time freely to maintain and improve the environment, services and facilities for the residents of the local community.
Loose Parish Council holds monthly meetings on the third Monday of each month (except August (no meeting) & December (second Monday)) at the Loose Parish Pavilion, King George V Playing Field, Walnut Tree Lane, ME15 9RG. Residents can view the next agenda on the LPC website www.loose-pc.gov.uk and on parish council notice boards and are welcome to attend any meetings.
There are also various committees, which perform specific functions throughout the Parish and meet every few months. The Planning Committee can sometimes meet every fortnight, depending upon planning applications. All meetings, except for HR, are open to the public.
The current committees of Loose Parish Council are:-
Human Resources Board (HR) meeting held in private, because of the confidential nature of the items under discussion
A Website Working Group (WWG) was set up in order to facilitate the production of a new website for the parish council
There is also an Events Working Group (EWG) which comprises various local residents and groups, who organise events such as the annual village fete.
If you are interested in learning more about the parish council, or would like to get involved with some of its activities, please contact the Clerk.
Standing Orders for LPC
All meetings are conducted in accordance with regulations known as Standing Orders. Some items are regulatory and some are optional.
Almost all meetings of the Parish Council are open to the public and on most occasions members of the public are given an opportunity to speak.
In accordance with the amendment to the Public Bodies (admission to meetings) Act 1960-Persons present at any LPC meeting which is open to the public, may film,record or report on social media without restriction.This will mean that anyone attending meetings could also be filmed, recorded etc.
The Chairman of the LPC presides over the Council, or in the case of a Committee the Committee Chairman presides over the Committee. Absence of any Chairman then falls on the Vice Chairman to preside, or in his/her absence by another nominated Councillor.