Crediton Hamlets Parish Council has nine parish councillors. On this website you will find details of our current councillors and the latest information about the work of the Council. The Council meets monthly, usually on the first Monday evening of the month, at 7.30pm. If you wish to attend a meeting please contact the Parish Clerk to confirm the venue or look at the Agenda on this website. Members of the public can attend any meeting of the Council and there is an agenda item for public participation at the beginning of each Council meeting. Crediton Hamlets Parish Council welcomes feedback from the parish and details of how to contact the Clerk and the Councillors are on the website.
A brief introduction to Parish Councils
A parish council is the level of elected government that is closest to the community, with the district authority (Mid Devon District Council) above it in the hierarchy. Being close to the community, parish councils are very often the first place people will go with concerns or ideas. For this reason they play a vital part in village life, making decisions on behalf of the people in the parish. A parish councillor must have a passion for making a difference within their local community, recognising the needs of the young and the elderly in equal measure while taking into consideration the legal boundaries in which they work.