Parish councils are statutory bodies. Members are volunteers in the main elected for a term of four years (but there are sometimes one or two who are co-opted to fill casual vacancies) and councils are funded principally by an annual precept.
Income and expenditure for the next financial year are calculated in the form of estimates. The net amount (the precept) is added to council tax, collected by the (South Cambridgeshire) District Council (principal authority) and paid to parishes in two six-monthly instalments.
Parishes can apply for other funding such as grant and funding awards, but they do not receive funds direct from central government, as principal authorities do.
Hauxton Parish Council works towards improving community well being and providing better services in our village. Our activities fall into three main categories: representing the local community; delivering services to meet local needs; striving to improve quality of life and community well being.
The Parish Council has a range of discretionary powers to provide and maintain a variety of important and visible local services including allotments, bridleways, burial grounds, bus shelters, car parks, commons and open spaces, community transport schemes, community safety and crime reduction measures, events and festivals, footpaths, leisure and sports facilities, litter bins, public toilets, planning, street cleaning and lighting, tourism activities, traffic calming measures, village greens and youth projects. A full list of parish council Powers and Duties is shown here >> parish-council-powers-and-duties.
Hauxton Parish Council meets the first Wedneday of every month in the Village Hall. For the latest Annual Return for Hauxton Parish Council click here. Hard copies can be provided on application to the council clerk, (60p charge to cover copying) To contact the council click here.
Would You Like to be a Parish Councillor?
The Hauxton Parish Council meets the first Wedneday of every month in the Village Hall. It is responsible for advising South Cambs District Council on planning issues, the parish budget, management of the Recreation ground and amenity areas, footpaths etc. If you are interested in becoming involved with running the parish and contributing to decision making which affects your village please contact the Parish Clerk (email: firstname.lastname@example.org)