Thursley Parish Council is responsible for the administration of Thursley Parish on behalf of its parishioners. The Parish Council comes under the next level of Government, Waverley Borough Council, and is within the county of Surrey.
As well as these government administrations the Council liaises with many other institutions and other local organisations including Natural England, Surrey Wildlife Trust, The National Trust and other adjoining parishes and town councils.
Members of a Parish Council normally stand for election every four years, with the most recent election taking place in May 2019 when all seven members were elected. Vacancies occurring between elections are filled by a process of co-option under procedures in force with the Electoral Office of Waverley Borough Council. Parish Councillors are unpaid volunteers.
The Council employs a Parish Clerk who is responsible for the proper administration of all matters pertaining to the council’s proceedings and is also the Proper Financial Officer.
Thursley Parish Council responsibilities include:
Supervising the expenditure of the Parish Council funds and determining the annual Parish Precept including the administration of the Parish estate.
Recommendations for local traffic and road measures including consultation with the Highways Agency regarding the A3 Trunk Road that bisects the parish.
Monitoring bridleways, footpaths and pavements within the Parish.
Commenting to Waverley Borough Council’s Planning Department on all Planning Applications proposed for execution within Parish boundaries.
Reviewing central and local government consultation documents for their potential impact on the Parish.
Monitoring crime and policing activities within the Parish.
Acting as a conduit to the Borough and County Councils on matters which may affect or be of concern to the Parishioners.
The Parish Council usually meet on the first Tuesday of each month although dates during the summer months may change. Meeting Date Schedule
Planning Committee meetings may take place at other times if applications need to be considered outside of this timescale.