The Role of the Chairman

“Welcome to the Burlescombe Parish Council website and to our charming community.

As the Chairman, I have the great privilege to extend a warm greeting to all residents, newcomers, and visitors. Burlescombe is a place that blends historical heritage and a progressive outlook, a community that values diversity, teamwork, and our unique environment.

This website serves as a convenient and comprehensive source of council news, updates, resources, and useful information that encapsulates our community’s ethos. We hope it will not only keep you abreast of developments but also inspire active engagement as we collectively work towards a sustainable, thriving, and connected Burlescombe.

Together, let’s continue to build a future that reflects the best of our parish.”

Lewis W, Chairman

The Chairman of the Parish Council is responsible for leading and managing the Council’s meetings and overseeing its decision-making processes. They are elected from among the Councillors and serve as the public face of the Council.

The Chairman’s primary role is to ensure that the Council operates effectively and efficiently. They preside over meetings, maintain order and decorum, and ensure that all members have an opportunity to express their views. They also ensure that the Council adheres to legal requirements and procedures.

In addition to leading meetings, the Chairman is often the Council’s official spokesperson. They may represent the Council at public events and meetings, liaise with local authorities and other organisations, and respond to queries and concerns from the public.

The Chairman is also responsible for setting the Council’s agenda in collaboration with the Clerk and other Councillors. They work with the Clerk to ensure that all necessary paperwork and documentation are prepared for meetings and that Council decisions are implemented effectively.

Overall, the role of the Chairman of a Parish Council is crucial in ensuring that the Council operates efficiently and effectively, that decisions are made in the best interests of the community, and that the Council’s work is carried out in a transparent and accountable manner.