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Parish Council

What does the Parish Council do?

The parish council is a democratically elected body serving the parish of Cosgrove. Its purpose is to protect and promote the interests of parishioners and to provide local services. A copy of the parish council meeting agenda and minutes can be found on the bus shelter notice board. A summary report written by a member of the public can be read in the Old Mail magazine. Alternatively view previous minutes by selecting from the dropdown menu under Parish Council.


Parish Councillor vacancy

A vacancy for a Parish Councillor has arisen following the resignation of Digory Little.
At the April Parish Council meeting Digory informed the meeting that his work and other commitments meant that he needed to stand down from the Parish Council. Digory has been a dedicated and enthusiastic member of the Parish Council, who brought a level of expertise that is seldom found. He hopes to continue with his other village commitments and will keep an eye on matters that affect the village.

If you are interested in parish matters and wish to help maintain the safe attractive village that we all enjoy, please consider coming along to Parish Council meetings and see if a councillor role is for you. Interested personnel need to live, work or own property in the parish to qualify.   


Parish Council clerk - future vacancy

Parish Council clerk, Derek Everett, has advised councillors that he intends to retire in 2023. This provides the council with a maximum of 12 months to determine a suitable successor. It's the council's intention to make it a smooth transition for Derek's replacement and bring a suitable candidate onboard before Derek retires.
If you are interested in village matters and have suitable clerical skills, this paid part-time job may be just the role to consider. If interested, please email or speak to our clerk/officers or your nearest Parish Councillor.


Parish Council meetings are held at The Village Hall on the first Wednesday of each month and start at 7.30pm.

Members of the community are welcome to attend meetings and observe discussions. The meeting agenda includes a 15 minute period to allow parishioners the opportunity to raise any concerns or ask questions of the Council.

Members of the community may send their concerns or suggestions to the clerk or a member of the Parish Council in advance of meetings, if preferred. 

If you are concerned about any parish matters, please let a member of the Parish Council know.

The next Parish Council Meeting will be held in The Village Hall on
Wednesday 7th September 2022 starting at 7.30pm.

Members of the public are welcome to attend. 
Anyone not able to attend, may raise their concerns or views by contacting the 
clerk before 3.00pm on the day of a meeting.




Parish Council Election

West Northamptonshire Council and Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for Northamptonshire elections were held on Thursday 6th May 2021. Steven Mold was re-elected as our Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner. Find news and information from Stephen Mold.  

An election was not necessary for the Parish Council in Cosgrove, as there were less candidates than the nine councillor positions for our Parish Council.

Details of the Parish Councillors that continue in office can be viewed here.