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Notton is a village in Wakefield Metropolitan District of West Yorkshire, England. The village is approximately 1-mile (1.6 km) northwest of Royston and 5 miles (8 km) south of the centre of Wakefield. It had a population of 982 in the 2011 census. The Notton Parish Council makes decisions on many issues that affect the local community probably the most common of which relate to planning matters (the Parish Council is a statutory consultee).
The Notton Parish Council meets on the first Thursday of each month (apart from August) at 19:30 in the Village Hall and residents of the parish are welcome to attend. Questions may be asked of the chair between 19:30 and 19:45. The code of conduct covering the rights of electors and residents at Parish Council Meetings is published on both the notices page and the documents page of this .
The council, which comprises of five councillors, who each serve for a four year term, has a chairperson, a vice chairperson and a clerk who is the only employee of the council. The clerk provides support for the councillors and is the RFO (Responsible Financial Officer). The clerk maintains all the Parish Council Records and produces agendas and minutes of all the meetings. Whilst the councillors are available to provide information or assistance to the residents of the parish, it is recommended that the initial point of contact should be made with the clerk whose details are on the contact us page. The council looks after the Village Green, the playground at the Village Hall, and the allotments, amongst other things.
For more information regarding Notton Village Hall, bookings and events, please visit its website by visiting https://www.nottonvillagehall.uk.
Working closely with other tiers of local government, especially the Wakefield Metropolitan District Council ( WMDC), Notton Parish Council has the power to raise money through taxation which is called the precept. The precept is a share of the council tax which assists the Notton Parish Council in its statutory activities in managing open spaces, maintaining its public assets and campaigning for better services and facilities for the community.
Where possible the council provides s.133 & s.137 grants for qualifying bodies.