Choppington Parish Council is a Community Council, unique in Northumberland as the only large local Council where the services provided by the Parish Council and the level of local taxation (Parish precept) are agreed by local residents.
News in the Parish
How local residents determine our local taxation
The Parish News is delivered to every household in the Choppington Parish, this may include a questionnaire or an opportunity to send in a response. These responses including other responses gathered from locality meetings are reported to the Residents Panel in October. Priorities are discussed at this meeting which gives direction for priorities for the next year. The Parish Council costs these proposals. These costs are reported back to the Residents Panel in January. The Residents Panel examines the budget and agrees the Parish precept for the year. It then looks one year ahead and sets performance targets and spending guidelines which must be taken into account when they meet again in the Autumn.
We would like to express our thanks to our Residents Panel for the work they do and the contribution they make to the area. Over the last 10 years the Residents Panel has become a driving force for change and improvement in the Parish.