Peckleton Parish Council

Serving the people of Peckleton, Kirkby Mallory and Stapleton

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Clerk: Mrs Alexandra Stretton
Woodbine Cottage, 11 Cottage
Lane, Desford, Leicestershire

Tel: 07818 261585

Who we are & what we do

Peckleton Parish Council can have a total of 6 Parish Councillors including the Chairman. The 'Term' of a Parish Councillor is 4 years with the commencement of the current 'Term' being effective from May 2019 to May 2023. All Councillors are voluntary.

Council Meetings - see the diary of meetings for more information.

For further information relating to the services offered by the Parish Council please contact the Parish Office who will be happy to give advice and assistance.

What is a Parish Council?

Parish and town councils in England and community and town councils in Wales are the first tier of local government. They deliver a vast range of services at a community level.

There are around 10,000 community, parish and town councils in England and Wales, made up of nearly 100,000 councillors. These first-tier councils can respond to the needs of the community – delivering the services or representation it most needs.

At present, but not in all locations in England and Wales, there is a three-tiered structure of local government.

Town/Parish/Community Council

District/Borough Council

County Council

Powers and Duties

Parish and town councils have a large range of powers, and the activities parish and town councils are involved in are immense. Many parish and town councils are involved in planning, promoting tourism, licensing, community halls, representation, management of town and village centres and providing community halls.

How do Parish Councils Work?

Parish councils are statutory bodies. Members are elected for a term of four years and councils are funded principally by an annual precept.

Income and expenditure for the next financial year are calculated in the form of estimates. The net amount (the precept) is added to council tax, collected by the county, borough or district council (principal authorities) and paid to parishes in two six-monthly instalments. Parish and town councils can apply for other funding such as grant and funding awards, but they do not receive funds direct from central government, as principal authorities do.

Parish Council Elections

At the last election in May 2019, three Councillors were re-elected, leaving 3 vacancies; two in Kirkby Mallory ward and the other in Stapleton ward.

The two vacancies have since been filled by co-option at Parish Council meetings but we have since lost a councillor, meaning that we currently have 2 vacancies; one in Kirkby Mallory ward and one in Stapleton ward.


Our councillors are elected or co-opted. If you would like to become a councillor or find out more about what they do then please contact the Parish Office.

  • Councillors

    A list of our councillors along with contact information and which committees they are on.
    Our councillors are elected or co-opted. If you would like to become a councillor or find out more about what they do then please contact the Parish Clerk.

Members Code of Conduct

  • Code of Conduct (PDF, 208 Kb)

    The Code of Conduct was adopted by Full Council at its Meeting held on 16 May 2016 and is reviewed each year at the Annual Meeting of Council.

    Last reviewed June 2020

Parish Council Standing Orders and Financial Regulations

Our Staff

As a rural parish with a small population, we only have one part time member of staff, who works to deliver the range of services we provide.

The Parish Clerk can be contacted by phone or email.

Alex Stretton

Alex Stretton

Clerk and RFO

Peckleton Parish Council

Woodbine Cottage
Cottage Lane
07818 261 585

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