Parish Information

Parish Information

Stapenhill Parish Council represents the communities within the parish boundary as shown on the map and in doing so :

  • Owns and maintains Heath road  Playing Fields where play equipment is provided
  • Owns and maintains the peace garden within the pleasure gardens and War Memorial at St Peters island
  • Owns and maintains the Green space on Cumberland road
  • Owns the land which is leased to South Stapenhill allotments association
  • Is the Trustee of the Waterside community centre which is run by a Management Committee
  • Is consulted over development plans where permission is required and other planning matters
  • Awards grants for the benefit of the inhabitants – subject to legal limits and annual budget
  • Provides notice boards for Parish information
  • Funds, manages and operates the Stapenhill Parish Council website

How Are We Funded?
We are funded principally through the Precept, an amount demanded by the Parish Council from East Staffordshire Borough Council in January of each year for the next financial year.  East Staffordshire Borough Council collects this money through the Council Tax.

How Do We Work?
Our Parish Council has members, who are normally elected for a four year term of office.

We employ a Parish Clerk who is also the Responsible Financial Officer and Proper Officer and thus acts as Secretary, advisor and treasurer to the Council and the Community centre secretary.

Service level agreements are in place for Maintenance Contractors who look after the Parish amenity areas.

The Parish Council delegates defined responsibilities to a number of Committees which are made up of Councillors and co-opted members .