Parish Councillors

Susan Rose Bates:
Register of Interest: TBD

Andrew Cairns:
Register of Interest: Andrew John Cairns

Sandi Garrett:
Register of Interest: Sandi Garrett

Dan Holden:
Register of Interest: Dan Holden

Nicholas Maxey:
Register of Interest: Nicholas Maxey – it should be noted this councillor offended under the Localism Act 2011, s33 (3) as his ROI was not received by CDC until  3 months after taking up office (22 Sep 21), therefore non-compliant.

Sandra Mitchell:
Register of Interest: Sandra Mitchell

Register of Interests

The main purpose of the Register is to provide information about any financial interest which a member has, or any benefit which he or she receives, which others might reasonably consider to influence his or her actions or words as a councillor.

It is a requirement that councillors provide a list of their interests within 28 days of taking up office as per Localism Act 2011, s33 (3). The register of interests are held by Cotswold District Council and published on their website: Parish Council Register of Interests.

Role of a Parish Councillor

Local councillors have three main areas of work:

Decision-making: through attending meetings and committees with other elected members, councillors decide which activities to support, where money should be spent, what services should be delivered and what policies should be implemented.

Monitoring: councillors make sure that their decisions lead to efficient and effective services by keeping an eye on how well things are working.

Getting involved locally: as local representatives, councillors have responsibilities towards their constituents and local organisations. This often depends on what the councillor wants to achieve and how much time is available. The day-to-day work of a councillor may include:

  • going to meetings of local organisations and community groups
  • going to meetings of bodies that affect the wider community, such as the police, the Highways Authority, schools and colleges
  • taking up issues on behalf of members of the public, such as making representations to the principal authority
  • running a surgery for residents to bring up issues
  • meeting with individual residents in their own homes.

Below are three documents that describe the work of parish councils that we hope you will find useful.

Page amended: 26 November 2021