It has long been the aim of the Parish Council to make the process of grass roots local government more transparent and to engage better with members of the village ward. This website is part of that journey and in its first iteration, we look forward to your feedback and suggestions for how this utility can best the serve the community as a whole.
What We Do
The Parish Council is made up of members of the village (subject to the required residency and other qualifications) and forms the first tier of local government for residents and is one of nearly 9,000 such statutory bodies in England and Wales. The Council’s funding is by way of a ‘precept’ – an amount raised by taxation (via the Council Tax) and passed from Craven District to Carleton twice yearly.
This money is then allocated for services such a street lighting, highway cleaning, mowing and grass cutting of verges and upkeep of various Parish Council owned facilities (to name but a few of the calls on funds). One thing that the precept is not used for is funding individual councillors. No Carleton-in-Craven PC Councillor is paid for their work on the council. Another aspect of the PC’s work is receiving planning applications and passing comments and recommendations to Craven District Council’s Planning Department.