Who we are & what we do
Brampton Parish Council has a membership of 15 Councillors. The Council employs a Clerk, an Assistant Clerk, a Bookings Clerk, and various groundsmen & staff.
Elected and co-opted Councillors do not receive any financial remuneration.
2022 is an election year for the Parish Council and all 15 Councillors are standing for re-election.
Brampton Parish Council is the first tier of Local Government.
Full Parish Council Meetings take place on the 3rd Wednesday of each month (except August when no meeting is held) and are normally held in the meeting room of the Memorial Centre in Thrapston Road starting at 7.15pm; with a 15 minute Public Forum, for members of the public to raise issues with the Council relating to items of Council business which are for debate on the Agenda.
Most meetings are approx 1-1.5 hours duration.
Due to the pandemic, Parish Council Meetings are being held in The Lady Olivia Centre, in Brampton Park, to abide by social distancing measures and current restrictions.
There are occasions when Special meetings are held to transact urgent Council business.
There are sub-committees within the Parish Council covering Finance, Planning, Village Facilities, Churchyard & Cemetery, Allotments, Greens & Footpaths, and Personnel. Thes sub-committees report into the full Parish Council on a regular basis.
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 the Brampton Parish Council website.
Members of the public are welcome to attend all Parish Council and sub-committe meetings .
Contacting the Council
The Clerk's contactable hours for members of the public is only between: Mon- Fri 9:00am- 5.00pm.
The correspondence address for the Parish Council is a public office and meetings with the Clerk can be arranged by appointment If required but not necessary.
All telephone calls to the Parish Clerk are recorded for training & monitoring purposes. Calls are retained in the call log for three months and are deleted on a rolling basis.
What we do in Brampton
The Parish Council is responsible for many of the amenities in the village including the new Lady Olivia Centre, the Memorial Centre and the Community Centre. It also maintains the various football pitches, the cricket pitch, the skate park, the Multi-Use Games Area (MUGA), the village green, Thrapston Road Allotments, the Church Cemetery, 3 notice boards, dog bins, bus shelters and street lights.
They will soon also be responsible for the Brampton Park Allotments and Playing Fields, once land transfers have been accepted.
A library is operated on a part time basis in the Community Centre.
The Council also organises the annual village summer fete, the Christmas Fayre and various quiz and film shows.
Parish Councillors are elected or co-opted, dependant on election years.
If you would like to become a Councillor or find out more about what they do please contact Tess Rogers, Clerk firstname.lastname@example.org
Local Council Elections
The 2018 Election was uncontested this means that there were less than 15 candidates Councillors were elected without the need for a poll
The next Election is scheduled for 2022
Vacancies on the council can now be filled by co-option
Brampton Parish Council encourage feedback to help us improve our services and the information we provide. We suggest that you initially contact the relevant service and they will try to resolve the issue for you.
If you have already contacted the relevant service and are unhappy with the response, then you can register a formal complaint by writing to the Parish Clerk by email or by post at the following addresses:
Email address: email@example.com
Address: Parish Clerk, Brampton Parish Council, Brampton Memorial Centre, Thrapston Road, Brampton, Huntingdon, PE28 4TB
Please see the Complaints against the Council document below for more information.