Easton on the Hill Parish Council

What is a Parish Council?

In law, the town council is a parish council. A town council covers a town whereas a parish council covers a village(s).

Parish councils have their origins in the development of villages, all over England, during Saxon and Norman times - 1000 or more years ago. Villages were ruled by the Lord of the Manor because as communications were poor and central government often weak, there was little national control. Sometimes the villages all met to make decisions, which affected the whole community. Gradually, it seems, that parish priests and sometimes schoolmasters joined the Lord of the Manor to become a kind of ruling clique because in small villages they were the only people who could reason right. It was probably them that became the first effective parish councils.

After the Second World War the National Association of Parish Councils was formed, and by 1952 half of all parishes in the country were members. The Association became a national force and raised the profile and consequently the activity of parish councils.
A parish council is democratically elected to serve a defined and local area.

Parish councils exist to protect and promote the interests of their communities and to provide local services.

There are 11,000 parishes in England and Wales. In Wales the area is known as a Community. Some smaller parishes do not have parish councils; others are grouped with other smaller parishes and served by one parish council. Parish councils serving large, mainly urban populations are generally known as 'Town Councils'

Parish council powers cover allotments; arts and entertainment's; baths and wash houses; burial grounds; bus shelters; bye-laws; cemeteries and crematoria; charities; clocks; closed churchyards; commons; conference facilities; community centre’s and village halls; footpaths and bridle-ways; lighting; litter; parking places; parks open spaces; playing fields and recreation grounds; ponds; planning; postal and telecommunication facilities; public lavatories


These are available for residents who wish to cultivate their own produce. Rents are very reasonable and water is laid on.

Children's Playgrounds

The Playing Field and The Close

Footpath Lighting

The Parish Council pay for the maintenance, repair and supply of the street lights in Easton. If you are having problems with a street light, then contact the clerk and give him the location and he will report it to the officials.

Tel: 07880 711415
Millennium Garden

This is a small green situated at the junction of West Street, High Street, Westfields and Porters Lane. In the spring it is full of bulbs Hopefully more plants will be added. There is a seat in memory of Harold Cook, who was a long-serving Councillor on the Parish Council.
Playing Field

The Council is responsible for the upkeep of the Playing Field which is available to all. There are cricket and football pitches on which local teams play. It also has one of the two children's play areas.
Spring Close Pocket Park

Spring Close can be accessed from High Street and the Stamford Road. There are benches under the trees and a war memorial to the Polish servicemen who were billeted in Easton during the War. The pond was puddled with clay last summer and is still needing some work. A lovely quiet place for a picnic.
Trees and Greens

The Council has planted many trees in the village and owns two village greens. However, grass and roadside verges are the responsibility of the County Council and queries should be addressed to the County Surveyor

Parish Council Meetings, 2018

On every 2nd Monday of the month
No meeting in August

Next Meeting:
Monday June 11th, 7:00pm tbc

View the meeting agenda: May 2018

Annual Parish Meeting,
Tuesday, May 8th, 2018 at 7pm

in Easton Garford School Hall

Meetings and minutes, 2018:

25-04-18 TBC

12-03-18 Parish Council Minutes: March
21-02-18 Parish Council Minutes: Feb.
08-01-18 Parish Council Minutes: Jan.

Meetings and minutes, 2017:

See below for additional annex documents

11-12-17 No meetings, due to snow
13-11-17 Draft Minutes: Nov.

09-10-17 Parish Council Minutes: Oct.
11-09-17 Parish Council Minutes: Sept.
14-08-17 No Meeting

10-07-17 Parish Council Minutes: July
19-06-17 Parish Council Minutes: June

08-05-17 Parish Council Minutes: May

10-04-17 Parish Council Minutes: April

10-03-17 Parish Council Minutes: March

10-02-17 Parish Council Minutes: Feb.

09-01-17 Parish Council Minutes: Jan.

Meetings and minutes, 2016:

12-12-16 Parish Council Minutes: Dec.

14-11-16 Parish Council Minutes: Nov.

10-10-16 Parish Council Minutes: Oct.

12-09-16 Parish Council Minutes:Sept.

08-08-16 No Meeting

11-07-16 Parish Council Minutes: July

13-06-16 Parish Council Minutes: June

09-05-16 Parish Council Minutes: May

11-04-16 Parish Council Minutes: April

14-03-16 Parish Council Minutes: Mar.

14-02-16 Parish Council Minutes: Feb.

11-01-16 Parish Council Minutes: Jan.


      Parish Councillors

Michael Simpson: Chairman

Debra Asher

Michelle Baker

Patsy Bates: Allotment Officer

Simon Geraghty

Emma Hanson

Jeremy Moll: Vice Chairman

Anne O’Grady

Helen Tomblin

David Wheatley

Contact the Parish Clerk,

    Dawn Barrett: Email

   Phone, 07742989096

Register of interests


Meetings and minutes, 2015:

14-12-15 Parish Council Minutes: Dec.
09-11-15 Parish Council Minutes: Nov.
Parish Council Minutes: Oct.
Parish Council Minutes: Sept
10-08-15 No Meeting
Parish Council Minutes: July

08-06-15 Parish Council Minutes: June

11-05-15 Parish Council Minutes: May
13-04-15 Parish Council Minutes: April

09-03-15 Parish Council Minutes: March

09-02-15 Parish Council Minutes: Feb.

12-01-15 Parish Council Minutes: Jan.

Meetings and minutes, 2014:

08-12-14 Parish Council Minutes, Dec.

10-11-14 Parish Council Minutes, Nov.

13-10-14 Parish Council Minutes Oct.

08-09-14 Parish Council Minutes Sept.

11-08-14 No Meeting

14-07-14 Parish Council Minutes, July

10-06-14 Parish Council Minutes, June

12-05-13 Parish  Council Minutes, May

14-04-14 Parish Council Minutes, April

10-03-14 Parish Council Minutes, March
10-02-14 Parish Council Minutes Feb.

13-01-14 Parish Council Minutes Jan.


New dog fouling signs have been erected around the village in the last week and it has been noted that some have already been removed from their positions. It is imperative that dog owners clear up after their dogs for the benefit of all, particularly for families with small children. It has also been reported that some aggressive dogs are being allowed to free-run in areas where dogs are regularly walked. If anyone owns a dog that is intolerant to other dogs or aggressive in any way, we ask you to be a responsible owner and that you keep them on a lead when walking. The local dog warden will be alerted to dogs and their owners who appear to pose a risk to others. 

Easton Parish Council

Click above for the Parish Council web site

Village Traffic Report - Vehicle Activated Signs (VAS) Update


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February, 2017

January, 2017

March, 2017

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June, 2017

Sept. 2017

Nov. 2017