What the Parish Council does

Ockley is a vibrant village between Dorking and Horsham on the Surrey / Sussex borders nestling in the shadow of Leith Hill - the highest point in South East England.

Ockley Parish Council is here to represent the interests of the local Ockley community and to maintain the quality of life of our residents. Parish councils are the grass-roots tier of local government - not to be confused with church councils and ecclesiastical parishes. They have a range of powers and duties, which must be used for the benefit of the parish as a whole and include matters such as planning applications and highways.

Previously Ockley Parish Council has successfully campaigned on the community’s behalf to reduce the speed limit on Stane Street to 30mph; to help develop affordable housing such as Prideaux Gardens; to act as a catalyst for some action groups such as speedwatch and the maintenance team; and to help maintain notice boards, the play area, the old milestone and the pump. The council also operates as an avenue to promote solutions for local issues such as potholes, drainage and occasionally, planning.

Parish councils really ‘exist’ only for the duration of their council meetings, in the sense that decisions can be made only during these meetings. In the gaps between, individual parish councillors might give their own personal view on any matter, but they may not present their own opinion as ‘the view of the parish council’.

CORONAVIRUS - Volunteer Service update December 2020

WOULD YOU LIKE SOME HELP?

Would you like some help with essential shopping, prescription pick up, general help.

Please contact Amanda Barclay by e-mail (ajbopc@gmail.com)

or by 'phone 07879898807

 

 

CENSUS DAY is Sunday 21 March 2021

Please see attached for information about the census noting that there is an option to complete a paper version if you cannot fill it in online.

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Community Infrastructure Levy

Please see attached file for report for year end 31 March 2020.

It was agreed at the parish council meeting held on 2 November 2020 that funds would be put towards the expenditure on the toddler swings at the play area.

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