• 45690 Leander with the Salopian Express heading through the woods and pastures north of Hadnall — © Andrew

Hadnall Parish Council

Parish Council Information

From May 2021, the legal permission for local councils to hold online meetings has expired. Therefore, the Parish Council will resume meeting in the Village Hall. It is important to note that strict guidelines for the prevention of COVID-19 transmission will be in place and anybody attending the meeting will be expected to adhere to these rules.

Members of the public are welcome to attend Parish Council meetings. There is a public participation session during which questions and suggestions may be raised. Following this, members of the public are welcome to remain as observors.
The agenda can be viewed under "Meetings" on this website and on the notice boards by the pond and by the Village Hall, nearer the time.

**Please note: Hadnall Village Hall is not managed by Hadnall Parish Council. Please contact the Booking Secretary, Neil Duxbury, on 01939 210321.**

The Parish Council is very keen to receive the views of local residents and welcomes suggestions of new projects that could be undertaken. It is best to do this via the Parish Clerk by email, telephone or post - her details are shown below.
Alison Utting, Parish Clerk
1 Cherry Drive Ellesmere SY12 9PF
01691 622093

Hadnall Parish Council is elected by the local parishioners and is the first tier of local government, serving the community it represents. Elections to the Council are held every four years and the Council has an allocation of eight seats. At the last election, there were eight nominations and, as a result, the current Councillors were returned unopposed. Click on the "Your Parish Councillors" document below to see who represents you and how to contact them.
Originally established by the Local Government Act 1894 the Council’s powers and activities have been increased by many subsequent Acts of Parliament but are now governed by the Local Government Act 1972 together with the Localism Act 2011. The business of Hadnall Parish Council is regulated by the Local Government Act 1972. A minimum of three Councillors need to be present to hold a meeting and form a quorum, voting is by a show of hands or a written ballot if requested. A majority vote by Councillors is required to pass a motion put before the Council always providing that at least three Councillors are in agreement with the motion.
The purpose of Hadnall Parish Council is to work within its statutory powers to maintain and enhance the public amenities within the village and to help the people of Hadnall improve their quality of life by working in partnership with Shropshire Council. Local Councils have powers granted by the Government, including the authority to raise money through taxation. This is called the “precept” and the Council uses this money to provide a range of services which include street lighting, ground maintenance, grants to the village hall and the church etc. The precept can be supplemented by other money raised by the Council, including grants from a range of providers. The precept comes from Shropshire Council.
The administration of the Council is handled by the Parish Clerk/Responsible Finance Officer and she is the only paid employee of the Council. Any other service carried out by the Council is contracted to individuals or companies. Council Members are, in effect, volunteers and therefore do not receive payment.
The Council normally meets on the second Monday every other month, beginning with January. The meetings usually take place in Hadnall Village Hall. The Council must, by law, also hold an annual open Parish Meeting and this is held on the second Monday in May, prior to the normal Parish Council meeting. The agendas for forthcoming meetings and the minutes of those that have been held are displayed on the notice boards at the village hall, by the notice tree and on this web site. Parishioners are always welcome to attend these meetings and there is an opportunity to raise issues before the official meeting begins.