Longstanton Parish Council comprises 11 unpaid elected/co-opted Councillors, who have a seat in public office. Councillors normally serve a term of 4 years. The current Council will be in post until May 2026 and following uncontested elections held in May 2021 and to bring them back in line with District Council elections.
The Councillors represent an electorate of 2,387 persons (as at 31st December 2020).
The Council currently employs 1 member of staff:
Mrs Libby White BEM FdA FSLCC– Parish Clerk, Proper Officer and Responsible Financial Officer
Parish Council meetings are held on the second Monday of every month except for August. Meetings start at 7.30pm and they are open to all members of the public and press. 10 minutes are allocated at the beginning of each meeting for comments and questions from members of the public with respect to items on the agenda or to request items be discussed in the future.
Meeting notices / summons of the meetings are displayed on the parish council website page and on the four notice boards located around the village at Longstanton Village Hall, Woodside and The Pavilion. Copies are available from the Clerk on request.
Committees / Working Groups
Parish Councillors are expected to serve on a variety of committees or working groups including:
Finance Committee, Employment Committee, Standards Committee, Village Events Working Group and represent various interests including Home Farm, Northstowe, Paths/Footpaths, etc.
The Parish Council has held Foundation Level in the Local Council Award Scheme since September 2016.