Greywell Parish Council
Greywell Parish Council (not to be confused with the Parochial Church Council, which is ecclesiastical) forms of the third tier of our system of local government; the District Council (Hart) and the County Council (Hampshire) being the other tiers.
The Parish Council endeavours to safeguard the interests of the community. This is achieved in a variety of ways including monitoring services carried out by District and County Councils, representing views of parishioners to other authorities, supporting and liaising with local organisations, protecting its environment, sustaining and developing community spirit, recognizing parishioners and volunteers who contribute to the fabric of the village and supporting local enterprise.
The Parish Council’s role is limited - many of the issues which concern parishioners are the responsibility of Hart and HCC. Nevertheless, it has a right to be consulted on important issues like planning. The Parish Council has a regular meeting about every two months and also organises an Annual Parish Assembly which villagers are encouraged to attend in order to represent their views and hold the PC to account.
The Parish Council has five members, including the Chairman, who are elected at five yearly intervals, and is supported by a part time Parish Clerk.