George Nympton & Queens Nympton Parish Council comprises 9 councillors, 7 for George Nympton and 2 for Queens Nympton who each serve a four year term. Our meetings are usually held bi-monthly, together with an Annual Meeting where we elect our Chairman and Vice Chairman.
The dates of future meetings for the coming year are shown on the Minutes & Agendas page. Agendas are also posted on the noticeboards and on the website at least three days before each meeting. The venue for our parish council meetings is the village hall in the centre of George Nympton.
The agendas are published as members of the public are invited and welcome to attend the meetings.
The council also has the power to raise money through taxation, the precept. A decision which is never taken lightly. The precept is the parish council’s share of the council tax. The precept demand goes to the billing authority, the district council, which collects the tax for the parish council.
Our parish council is involved in all kinds of decision making, on issues in the main that affect the local community. Probably the most common topics that parish councils get involved with are planning matters (as we are statutory consultees), occasionally we are involved in crime prevention, and campaigning for and delivering better services and facilities.
Whilst on our own, the parish council has limited powers to make decisions we do have the ability to negotiate with, and the power to influence, those other organisations that do make the final decisions such as other tiers of local government. We are part of Bishops Nympton Ward so in our case North Devon District Council, health authorities and the police etc.
There are 84 homes within the two parishes with 161 electors, which include a mixture of houses within the Doomsday Book, newer builds and tasteful restorations. George Nympton has 1675 acres 678 hectares 6.78 sq km or 2.62 sq miles.