Little Abington Parish Council

 MAY 2020

The next meeting of Little Abington Parish Council is scheduled to take place on  Tuesday 26 May. This will be by Zoom Videoconference 


The Annual Parish Meeting has been postponed .We will publish an Annual Report on this website. 

The Annual Meeting of the Parish Council has been cancelled.  

Genevieve Dalton 
Tel 07703 486562

What is a Parish Council?

Parish councils are the first tier of local government in England and Wales and they are closest to the people. They are funded through your local Council Tax.

What does a Parish Council do?
The Parish Council has several responsibilities including representing the local community and improving quality of life in the village.   

For example:

  • The Annual Village Clean Up
  • Improving footpaths
  • Road safety and reducing speeding. We are looking into ways of improving road safety in the village.  LAPC organised and paid for the inter-active signs on Cambridge Road and for the Speedwatch equipment .
  • Cycle routes.
  • Reviewing planning applications.  The Council’s opinion is taken into account before plans are approved
  • The Parish Council can make grants for projects that will benefit the community
  • The Parish Council pays for services such as Street lighting, Village and  footpath maintenance,  Roadside verge cutting

What does a Parish Councillor do?
There are 7 Parish Councillors. We meet once a month. Most councillors serve on at least one committee and have an additional responsibility. The position is unpaid.

If you would like to know more do, please, contact a Parish Councillor or the Clerk or come to our next meeting.

Clerk:  Genevieve Dalton      07703 486562                   Chairman:  Sheila Bolden    shelen@  

Becoming a Parish Councillor 

 The criteria to qualify as a Parish Councillor in Little Abington are that you must:

  • be at least 18 years old
  • be an elector
  • be a UK or Commonwealth citizen, or
  • be a citizen of the Republic of Ireland, or 
  • be a citizen of another Member state of the European Union
•  for the whole of the previous 12 months have occupied (as owner or tenant) land or other premises in the parish, or
•  have worked in the parish (as your principal or only place of work), or
•  lived in the parish or within three miles of the parish boundary
Certain people are disqualified from standing. This includes 
• paid officers (including the Clerks) of the council, 
• bankrupts
• and those subject to recent sentences of imprisonment.
Parish Councillor  role outline
For more information please contact the Clerk - Genevieve Dalton or the Parish Council Chairman - Sheila Bolden

Little Abington Parish Council Village Maintenance Contract

The contract for village maintenance has been reviewed. The  new contract commenced in April 2020. Feedback is always welcome.   


In line with the requirements of the 2015 Transparency Code for Smaller Local Authorities all Little Abington Parish Council meeting agendas and minutes are published on the Little Abington Parish Council page of the Abingtons web site where you will also find meeting papers and items linked to the Transparency Code, including financial information.
We will continue to publish agendas and minutes on the Parish Council notice board which is on the corner of Church Lane and the High Street in Little Abington. Little Abington Parish Council minutes are also available in the parish councils’ file in the Abington Institute.
The Clerk can be contacted for more information about Little Abington Parish Council meetings and the Transparency Code.
e-LAPC: If you would like to receive reminders about Little Abington Parish Council meetings and agendas please contact the Clerk