About Rudby Parish Council
Rudby Parish Council is the tier of local government closest to the community. Its work falls into three main areas:
- Representing the local community
- Delivering local services (see below)
- Improving quality of life by supporting community events and activities
Councillors stand for election to one of the four Parishes which makes up the Rudby Parish Council. The seats are allocated as follows:
- Hutton Rudby Parish 7 seats
- Rudby Parish 2 seats
- Skutterskelfe Parish 1 seat
- Middleton on Leven 1 seat
Elections for all eleven Parish Councillors are held every four years with the next election due in May 2023.
Electors only have a vote for the Parish in which they are resident.
If there are insufficient candidates standing at an election to fill all seats, the vacant positions can be filled by co-option (appointments made by the Parish Council). Vacancies which arise at other times (e.g. when a Councillor resigns) can be filled by co-option or a by-election (if an election is requested by 10 electors of the particular Parish).
The Parish Clerk
The role of Clerk is to ensure that the Council as a whole conducts its business properly and to provide independent, objective and professional advice and support to the Parish Council.
The Parish Clerk is an employee of the Parish Council and is not an elected position.
The Parish Clerk does not have a vote at Parish Council meetings.
Parish Council Meetings
The business of the Parish Council is conducted through public meetings.
Members of the public are welcome to attend Parish Council meetings and can raise issues with the Parish Council under the 'meeting open to the public' agenda item.
The Parish Council normally meets at 7:15pm on the second Monday of the month in The Hub.
This must be held during the month of May. It is the meeting where the Chairman for the next year is elected and any other appointments are made. Once this has been done the meeting continues like any other Parish Council meeting.
Annual Assemblies of the Parishes
Annual Assemblies are held for:
- Hutton Rudby Parish
- Rudby & Skutterskelfe Parishes
- Middleton on Leven
These are meetings where the Parish Council invite the public to hear reports from the Chairman, District and County Councillors. These are meetings of the electors of the Parishes and are not Parish Council meetings. Any Parish elector can raise issues at the relevant meeting.
Votes of the electors may be held at these meeting, but they are not binding on the Parish Council. Only those on the Electoral Roll for the particular Parish may vote at such meetings.
Rudby Parish Council facilitates the following:
- The Village Event
- Community Fireworks Display
- Commemorative Events (Remembrance Day, VE Day, Royal Anniversaries etc.)
- Christmas Tree installation and lighting
Parish Council Land and Facilities
- Village Green & trees
- Recreation area at Station Lane
- Parish Burial Ground
- Site of the old mill on south side of Leven Bridge.
- Recreation area at Middleton on Leven
Parish Council Services
Rudby Parish Council provide the following services and facilities
- Maintenance of Village Greens and other public areas
- Management of the Burial Ground as the Parish Burial Board*
- Recreation facilities
- Organisation / co-ordination of community events
- Minor works around the Parish as required
* The Burial Board covers the area of Rudby Parish Council and Sexhow Parish
The Parish Council provides representatives to the following organisations:
- Bathurst Trust
- Village Hall Management Committee
- Holding Trustees for the Village Hall