The Parish Council is always happy to receive your questions and can, hopefully, answer them. The usual way of doing this is for you to speak with a Parish Councillor, call them on the phone, contact them by email, or by letter. You can also raise a question for the Parish Council by getting in touch with the Clerk, whose contact details are…
Mr J Carr
Clerk to Winterbourne Stoke Parish Council
1 Cleeve View
Phone: 07973 366762
…and appear at the foot of every page on the website (https://winterbournestokepc.org.uk).
If your question is a private matter, or you don’t want it to be widely known that you have raised it, then this is the best way to do so. However, if it is a confidential matter, please speak directly to a councillor/the Clerk and make this clear, or mark your email/letter as “Confidential” and send it just to the Clerk, Chairman, or one of the Councillors.
We’ve recently had a good suggestion from a Parishioner about improving on this. Sometimes you may have a question that is better raised with the Parish Council as a whole; perhaps because it might impact on most Parishioners, or because it might be of more general interest. In an ideal world, you would come along to the next Parish Council metting and raise it, in person, during the regular “Adjournment for Residents’ Questions” session that takes place at the start of every meeting – we would certainly like to see you there!
However, we recognise that in this busy world, you might not have the time to spare to come along to a Parish Council meeting in person. If that is the case, please send your question directly to the Clerk, a minimum of 3 working days before a scheduled Parish Council Meeting, and your question will be read out on your behalf and treated as if you were asking it in person. Depending on the sort of question you ask, it may finish up as an agenda item for discussion at a subsequent Parish Council meeting.