Kingston Bagpuize with Southmoor
Parish Council

Serving the Community
Kingston Bagpuize with Southmoor Parish Council is the first tier of local government, with nine councillors representing the villages. The Council has an annual budget of a little over £50,000 and is responsible for providing a number of services in the village.
Parish councils in England and Wales provide the third, but independent level, of local government. They were first established by the Local Government Act of 1894 and today they are responsible for managing parish funds and providing local amenities such playing fields, footpaths and graveyards. Parish councils may raise a limited local precept which is collected on their behalf by the district council as part of the Council Tax.

Parish councillors live in their parish and are elected every four years.  They are all volunteers and receive no pay for their service. The only officer of the parish council is the Clerk who is a paid employee. The Clerk deals with administrative matters, acts as an adviser to the councillors and provides a link between the parish council and other agencies and public bodies. The Clerk is also the Responsible Financial Officer for the Council.

Parish councils are publicly accountable and residents are encouraged to attend all meetings. 

We would welcome your comments on this new web site. Please let the Clerk know if there are items you would like to see included.
  Contact details:

  Mrs Sarah Bates
  Clerk & Responsible Financial Officer
  Kingston Bagpuize with Southmoor Parish Council
  Village Hall
  Draycott Road
  OX13 5BY

  email:  [email protected]

  Council mobile: 07908 472​827 (office hours only)