Parish Council

What do we do?

The Parish Council is the level of government closest to the public and, as such, represents the views and opinions of villagers to a range of decision makers, including District and County Councils, to obtain the very best services and resources for local residents.

The Parish Council has a wide range of powers which it uses to meet local needs and improve the quality of life in the village. In particular, amongst other responsibilities, the Parish Council:

  • Owns and maintains the Recreation Ground, Cemetery, Sports Pavilion and Stocks Green - please see the Council Facilities section on this site
  • Funds Youth Provision 
  • Supports the work of community groups
  • Provides grants to community organisations in the village
  • Provides and maintains bus shelters, seats and parish noticeboards at various locations in the village
  • Cares for (but does not own) the village green
  • Comments (but does not decide) on planning applications

For a more complete description of the powers and duties of a Parish Council please see here.

Who are we?

Oakington & Westwick Parish Council comprises 9 unpaid elected/co-opted Councillors who normally serve a term of 4 years. The current Council will be in post until May 2022. For more information on your Councillors’ please click here.

When we meet

Parish Council meetings are generally held on the second Monday of every month except for August. Meetings are held at The Pavilion and start at 7.30pm. They are open to all members of the public and press. 15 minutes are allocated at the beginning for each meeting for comments and questions from members of the public. For more details on the dates, times and venue of Council meetings, please click here.