The Parish Council is the first tier of local government for the Parish of Lidlington within the Unitary Authority ward of Cranfield and Marston. There are nine councillors who are elected every four years, of which there is a Chairman and Vice Chairman who are both elected annually.
The Parish Council is the Lighting Authority for the parish although some street lights are controlled by the unitary authority. The Council administers the allotments in Sheep Tick End and controls contracts for the grass cutting of certain verges and amenity areas.
The Parish Council is a consultee for planning applications submitted to the local planning authority Central Bedfordshire Council, and finally the Parish Council works in close contact with the Village Hall Management Committee and Lidlington United Sports Club, the organisations that manage the village hall and sports field plus pavilion.
The Council membership as at September 2017 is as follows :-
- Cllr Iain Clapham - Chairman
- Cllr Shawn Haddaway
- Cllr Kara Ebanks
- Cllr Adele Moore
- Cllr Ailish Muckett
- Cllr Jean Peall
- Cllr Peter Sparks
This means we have two vacancies.
If you are interested or would like to find out more about the role please contact the Clerk as detailed below.
All existing Councillors will retire in 2019 and may seek re-election. Elections will be held in May 2019.
The Clerk, Lizzie Barnicoat, can be contacted by telephone on 01234 771702 or by email - email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org