Sutton Bonington Parish
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A Parish Council is the lowest tier of national government. 


We are the interface between village residents and local / higher government, we also interact with various local community groups involved in such areas as police / crime prevention and transport matters.


The Parish Council represents the views and concerns of the residents of the Parish; these views and concerns are discussed at a Parish Council meeting which is generally held on the first Monday of each month (except August, actual meeting dates are listed below). The Parish Council allow the first 15 minutes of the meeting for any member of the public to speak, after this time the public are welcome to stay for the duration of the meeting but are not allowed to speak.


There is also an Annual General Meeting of the Parish Council held in April or May of each year, where the Chairman of the Parish Council and representatives from various village organisations may report on events of the year past.


There is no 'warding' in Sutton Bonington, all elected councillors serve and represent the whole village – not just the part they may live in. Individual councillors do not have, and cannot be given, powers to make decisions on behalf of the Parish Council. This applies as much to the Chair as to the other councillors, although the Chair does have personal responsibilities in connection with the content and smooth running of formal meetings.



Sutton Bonington Parish Council:-


Is a member of NALC (the National Association of Local Councils) from whom we take guidance where needed.


Employ an experienced and qualified (Certificate in Local Council Administration) Council Clerk who is also the Responsible Financial Officer for the council.


Produce and publish externally audited annual accounts.


Work closely with our elected Borough and County Council representatives.



Among other things, the Parish Council each year sets, submits and receives a precept - this is the portion of a council tax bill which comes back - to fund the running and works that the Parish Council undertakes or that it is bound to provide. We are informed and consulted on planning issues specifically within the Parish but also on larger projects outside but which may affect the parish in some way.


If you have any question that you feel the Parish Council maybe able to help with, please contact any of the councillors, the current list is below, contact the Clerk to Council, or come to the monthly meeting.


The Current Parish Council is:

Mr D. Etherton (Chairman)
11 St Annes Lane, Sutton Bonington LE12 5NW
01509 672725

Mr C. Hellier (Vice Chairman)
St Annes Lodge, Hungary Lane, Sutton Bonington LE12 5NB
01509 646822

Mr J. Barton
29 Gables Lea, Sutton Bonington, LE12 5NW
01509 672075

Mr T.W. Holt 
17 Gables Lea, Sutton Bonington LE12 5NW
01509 672025

Mr R. Eriminowicz
70 Park Lane, Sutton Bonington LE12 5NH
01509 672410

Mr F. Clarke 
16 Gables Lea, Sutton Bonington LE12 5NW
01509 672110

Mr B. Pickering
39 Landcroft Lane, Sutton Bonington LE12 5RE
01509 674535

Mr E.M. Raven
7 Landcroft Lane, Sutton Bonington LE12 5PD
01509 672160

Mr J. Bradshaw
65 Park Lane, Sutton Bonington LE12 5NQ
01509 672683
Mr N. Scriven
The Kings Head, 75 Main Street LE12 5PE
01509 672331

Mr D. Franklin
131 Main Street, Sutton Bonington LE12 5PE
01509 673578

The post of Clerk to the Council is currently vacant and will be advertised in due course. CONTACT IS

Parish Council monthly meeting dates:

Monday 8 Jan '18

Monday 5 Feb '18

Monday 5 Mar '18

Tuesday 3 Apr '18

Tuesday 8 May '18 

Monday 4 June '18

Monday 2 July '18

Monday 3 Sept '18

Monday 1 Oct '18

Monday 5 Nov '18

Monday 3 Dec '18

Agenda will be posted on village notice boards at least 3 days prior to meeting.


Annual Parish meeting will be held on Wednesday 16th May and the Finance meeting has been postponed, and will be advised shortly.

Sutton Bonington Parish Council equality & discrimination policy can be viewed here: