Drayton Parish Council is made up of elected or co-opted councillors who are unpaid volunteers. A Parish Clerk is employed for 15 hours a week to support the work of the Council. A Village Caretaker works for the Council on a contract basis to maintain the common areas and footpaths, collect litter and keep the Council’s property (seats, bus shelters, dog bins, noticeboards and the like). A second contractor cuts the grass around the village in the summer months.
An election for parish councillors is held every four years, and the last election was in May 2011. There are currently vacancies on the Council, and these may be filled by co-option of any Drayton resident aged 18 or over. Anyone who is interested in offering for co-option should approach the Chairman or Parish Clerk.
The Council manages and funds a range of activities including maintenance of Council-owned common land and playgrounds; management of the allotments, the burial ground and street furniture such as seating, bus shelters, litter and dog bins. It is the ‘Custodian Trustee’ for the Village Hall, but the Hall is managed by a separate Management Committee.
The Parish Council reviews and can comment on any planning applications affecting Drayton. It coordinates with the Vale of White Horse District and Oxfordshire County Councils on issues that affect the parish and help deal with local issues raised by parishioners.
You are welcome to contact your Parish Councillors about any local issue of concern. Their contact details can be found on the Councillors page. You can also send the Parish Council a message from the website.
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