ROXTON PARISH COUNCIL
A428 Black Cat to Caxton Gibbet Scheme - please view statement from
Roxton Parish Council in our News section and further information under
Highways in 'Our Files'
Welcome to the Roxton Parish Council website, we hope that it provides you with the information you require as well as keeping you up to date with the activities and events taking place within the Parish.
Roxton Parish is a small village situated in North Bedfordshire. From an administrative perspective, the village is within the Bedford Borough Council area, and this authority manages all of the primary public services delivered - health, education, welfare, law and order, transport, roads maintenance and roads and housing planning strategy.
Roxton Parish Council manages the local aspects of public services - local planning approvals, parks and public spaces maintenance, street lighting, litter and dog mess bins provision. We liaise closely with various local and national government organisations as well as commercial enterprises where appropriate. Very often this is to raise to their attention an issue that is causing concern to residents within the Parish - crime, traffic in the village, speeding along the C44, road resurfacing requirements, changes to the Black Cat roundabout and getting the local concerns heard.
The Parish Council also manages the Football and Cricket playing field and pavilion facilities, working with the local clubs to maintain and improve the facilities available. The Parish Council is funded from the precept component of the Council Tax, and is staffed by councillors who can be voted in or out at the Local Government elections. The Clerk of the council is a professional paid post, and is there to make sure that all Parish Council activities are legal and in line with laid down guidelines.
The Parish Council meets once every two months, usually on the second Monday of that month. An agenda for each meeting is always published in advance - and members of the public are welcome to ask for items to be placed on an agenda for consideration and discussion by the Council. All parishioners are welcome to attend the Council meetings and express a view, a concern or just to observe proceedings.