Parish Council - Introduction

Parish Councils are local authorities as defined in the Local Government Act 1972, section 270. They are corporate bodies, and membership is by election for four years. The number of Councillors is determined by the size of the electoral roll of the parish. Councillors are unpaid volunteers and members of the local community. The Council has the power to co-opt members of the public on to the Council, in which case they may serve until the next Council elections.


Parish Councils are also able to appoint a Clerk who is an employed member of the Council. Clerks may not take decisions binding on the Council, except where specific matters have been delegated to them either by statute or by the Council.


The Parish Council meets on the second Thursday of every month at 7.30pm in the Millennium Hall. All parishioners are very welcome to attend.


The Annual Parish meeting is on the second Thursday in June. All parishioners are encouraged to attend.


Horton cum Studley Parish Councillors are:


Name Role Phone numbers Email

Sarah Foxcroft

Chairman, representative for the  Millennium Hall Comittee.

David Slingo

Councillor, responsible for General Data Protection Regulation

Colin Badger

Councillor, responsible for Roads, Signs and Grass Cutting.

Barbara Jewell

Vice Chairman, responsible for the Parish Plan, Police and WI.

Andrew Payne

Councillor, responsible for the Church and Almshouses.

If you wish to get in touch with the Parish Council then please do so through the Parish Clerk who can be contected  by email at

The Parish Council Minutes and agenda are available in the table on the right of this page.