What is the Loose Parish Council?

Email address for the Parish Office is

office@loose-pc.gov.uk

A common public misconception is that a Parish Council is affiliated to the Church. Historically, this may have been true, but the Loose Parish Council (or LPC) in its present form, was ‘founded’ by the Local Government Act of 1894.

The Parish Council is the ‘grass roots’ level of local government, and as such, plays a vital role in acting as a connection between the local community and the principle government authorities. It is non-political and non-sectarian.
 
The Councillors, themselves, are a team of individual volunteers who live and/or work, in and around the Loose area. They give their time freely to maintain and improve the environment, services and facilities for the residents of the local community.
 
The Loose Parish Council usually holds its monthly meetings on the third Monday of each month (except August), at the Loose Parish Pavilion, King George V Playing Field, Walnut Tree Lane. Aside from this, there are various committees, which perform specific functions throughout the Parish and these meet usually every few months (except the Planning Committee, which can sometimes meet every fortnight, depending upon applications). These meetings are all open to the Public.

The current committees of the Loose Parish Council are:-

  • Community Hub
  • Environment
  • Events
  • Finance & Administration
  • Human Resources Board
  • Loose Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group
  • Pavilion & Playing Field
  • Planning

The Loose Parish Council should have a total of 13 councillors, but is currently five members short.  It comprises volunteers from the local community.  If you are interested in becoming a councillor please contact the clerk on 07855 000156.