Mapperley Parish Council

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A parish council is the first level of local government and the closest to the community it serves.

Mapperley Parish Council comprises six Councillors, normally elected for four years at a time though an election is only held if there are more people wanting to be parish councillors than there are vacancies available. Vacancies occurring between elections are filled by by-election (if requested) or co-option.  Councillors are volunteers and are unpaid.

Each year the councillors choose a chair from amongst their number. There is also a vice-chair and a paid Parish Clerk, who is the Proper Officer and the Responsible Financial Officer of the Council.

A parish council must hold an annual meeting during May and at least three other meetings during the year.  The Parish Clerk must publish details of the meetings in advance, and members of the public are welcome to attend the meetings.  For more information see the meetings page.

In Mapperley we hold more frequent meetings, normally once a month on the first Monday of each month, starting at 7.15 in the Church, though dates and times may vary. The dates can be found on our meetings page.  Members of the public are welcome to come and to participate in the open session part of the agenda.

For more information about the Parish Council go to

What the Parish Council Does Councillors Meetings