Who we are & what we do
Fowlmere Parish Council is the first tier of Local Government for the village of Fowlmere.
Fowlmere Parish Council has a membership of 9 Councillors. Being a councillors is entirely voluntary and they do not receive any financial remuneration.
The Council employs a Clerk who is also the Responsible Financial Officer (RFO)
Occasionally, casual vacancies arise on the council and these are advertised locally. The next election year is 2026.
Full Council Meetings take place on the third Tuesday of each month (except in August) and are normally held in the Pavilion Room of the Village Hall at 7.30pm. Most meetings are approx 1.5-2 hours duration. Meetings of the Planning Committee, Finance Committee and Burial Board take place in between these, normally on a Tuesday at 7.30pm.
There are occasions when additional Special meetings are held to transact urgent Council business.
Notification of meetings, plus the agenda, can always be found on the Parish notice boards at least three business days prior to a meeting and on this web site. The meeting dates are also published in the Fowlmere and Thriplow News magazine.
Members of the public are welcome to attend Full Council meetings and all other public meetings. Each meeting Agenda includes an opportunity for members of the public to raise issues with the Council relating to items of Council business which are for discussion on the Agenda.
Before the start of the meeting, there will be an opportunity for members of the public to raise issues with the Clerk as items for future meeting agendas.
Contacting the Council
Please contact the Clerk by email if possible at firstname.lastname@example.org
The correspondence address for the Parish Council is not a public office and all meetings with the Clerk are to be arranged by appointment.
The Parish Council may be contacted in writing at:
Parish Clerk, PO Box 273, Royston, SG8 1ES
What we do in Fowlmere
The Parish Council is responsible for many of the amenities of the village including The Butts, The Green, the outdoor play equipment and gym equipment at the Village Hall, the Cemetery and the Churchyard.
The Council also makes submissions on planning applications, contributes to local strategic planning at District and County level, and is constantly seeking to improve our village environment.
Parish Councillors are elected or co-opted. If you would like to become a Councillor or find out more about what they do, please contact the Clerk.
In addition to the Full Parish Council that gathers at full council meetings there are several smaller committees.
The Planning Committee meets regularly, usually at least once a month, to consider the Parish Council's response to current planning applications and to contribute to any open consultations on local planning policy. Peter Burge chairs the Planning Committee.
The Finance Committee meets once a quarter and monitors the financial status of the Parish Council. Peter Burge chairs the Finance Committee.
The Burial Board is responsible for the maintenance and administration of the cemetery. Steve Mulholland chairs the Burial Board.
Parish Council Elections
The 2018 election was uncontested. This means that as there were no more than nine candidates. Councillors were elected without the need for a poll.
The next election is scheduled for 2022.
Vacancies on the Council in between elections are normally advertised locally and filled by co-option.