Redbourn Parish Council Structure
The Council - What We Do
Redbourn Parish Council is the third tier of local government after St Albans District Council and Hertfordshire County Council. Officially the parish is divided into two wards, Beaumont and Nicholls, with 6 councillors elected to each ward every four years, making 12 councillors in total. If a vacancy arises in between elections, councillors may be co-opted onto the council.
Councillors are responsible for setting the precept (parish council tax), making policies, allocating expenditure, determining grants and generally acting in the best interests of the Redbourn community.
The council conducts the majority of its business through a range of committees, working parties and other groups which meet regularly to discuss issues and make decisions.
All committees report back through Full Council. Sub-committee or working parties are appointed to look at particular issues and report back either to the Full Council or to a formal committee.
All council and committee meetings where decisions are made, are held in public. Only sensitive matters e.g. personnel, commercial contracts and legal advice are considered in a closed session.
When matters arise that require an urgent decision the clerk may call an extraordinary meeting between the regular meeting dates. These extraordinary meetings are held in public and are advertised and managed in the same way as regular meetings.
Council committee meetings are normally held on Tuesdays and Thursdays each month, except August - see the meetings calendar for dates and to access agenda, minutes and more information.
For further information relating to the services offered by the parish council please contact the parish clerk who will be happy to give advice and assistance.
Parish Council Elections
The last ordinary elections to Redbourn Parish Council took place in 2019. The next elections to the parish council will take place in May 2023.
Parish councillors are elected or co-opted. More information can be found about the 12 councillors that serve Redbourn Parish and what they do by visiting the Who We Are page.
If you are interested in becoming a councillor and what to find out how to go about it please contact the parish clerk.
Redbourn Parish Council Standing Orders
Standing Orders are the written rules of a local council that relate to the internal organisational, administrative and procurement procedures and procedural matters for meetings. They are not the same as the policies of a council but they may refer to them. A local council must have standing orders for the procurement of contracts.