A parish council is the first level of local government and the closest to the community it serves. Kingmoor Parish Council exists to help residents and be a point of contact for ideas and suggestions for improvements in the villages of Cargo, Crindledyke and Stainton. The powers and duties, and the manner in which a parish council operates as laid out in local government statute and regulations. The Parish Council has legal responsibilities as an employer, and owner of public land and buildings.
Outlined below are some of the responsibilities of Kingmoor Parish Council:-
The power to make bye-laws concerning: baths and washhouses (swimming pools), cycle parks, mortuaries and pleasure grounds
parish councils can spend a limited amount of money on anything they deem of benefit to the community that is not covered by the other specific responsibilities described in this list
Lighting, parking places, right to enter into discussions about new roads and road widening, consent of parish council required for diversion or discontinuation of highway, traffic signs and other notices, tree planting and verge maintenance
The power to prosecute and defend any legal proceedings in the interests of the community, power to take part in any public enquiry
Provision of litter-bins and support for any anti-litter campaigns
Parish councils must be notified of, and display for residents, any planning applications for the area. Any comments submitted to the planning authority by the parish council must be taken into account
Provision and maintenance of a playground, open spaces and a village green
Footpath and bridleway maintenance
Danger signs, place names and bus stops signs
If you click on the link below you will be able to access the Chairman’s report for 2014/2015 which outlines what the Parish Council has achieved for it’s residents during that period.