The Parish Council has 15 councillors, 14 Councillors for the Downton Ward
and 1 Councillor for the Charlton All
Saints Ward. Councillors are elected
about every 4 years, usually at a time
coinciding with local government elections.
The next election will take place in
May 2013. In between elections, new
councillors are often co-opted. Councillors are
entirely unpaid and minimal expenses are
The Parish Council meets on the 2nd Monday of every month except August. The
Parish Council then delegates its duties
to three Committees.
Meetings are held in the Downton Band Hall
at 7.30 pm and generally last about two and
half hours. The agenda and meeting notices are
posted on the Parish Council Noticeboard
at the Memorial Hall and at Downton Library.
All meetings are open to the public –
everyone is very welcome to attend and raise
questions at the Public Question/Statement
Time at the start of the meeting. However,
if you have any problems which you think
the Parish Council can help with, don’t
wait for a meeting – please talk to
one of the councillors or contact the Clerk.
The Annual Parish Meeting is held in the
Memorial Hall ahead of the Parish Council
meeting in April. A speaker is usually
invited to speak on a subject of current
interest to the village.
For the 2014 Parish Council meeting schedule
Chair: Cllr Dave Mace
Next Council Meeting: Monday 8th September 2014 at
7.30 pm at the Band Hall, Gravel Close, Downton