Elections & Staffing


Elections are held every four years.  The last election was 2nd May 2019.

The results of the Parish Council election on 2nd May can be found on the Vale’s page here

The Parish Council meets eleven times a year, (monthly apart from August); the Planning Committee meets about every three weeks and most other Committees four times a year, with two committees meeting on an ad hoc basis.

To qualify as a Councillor, a person must be either: –

  • A Commonwealth citizen, or a citizen of the Republic of Ireland, or a citizen of another Member State of the European Community
  • Be 18 years or over,
  • Not disqualified by any statute,
  • An elector of the Parish, or
  • During the whole of the last 12 months has either occupied as owner or tenant land or other premises in the parish, or
  • Has a principal or only place of work in the Parish, or lives within 4.8 kilometres (three miles) of the Parish boundary

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North Hinksey Parish Council employs the following people:

  • Parish Clerk (37 hours per week)
  • Groundskeeper (an average of, 6 hours per week)
  • Occasional Groundskeeper (as and when required to cover holiday and sickness)

The Parish Clerk is responsible for the day-to-day management of the part time operatives and with the Chairmen of the respective service committees for monitoring work undertaken by the council’s contractors.