The Parish Council
Carlton has a parish council consisting of 7 elected councillors (one the chairman) and the parish clerk. The parish council is the most local form of government, however it has limited powers and responsibilities and mainly acts as an organisational body for the village.
One of the major events of recent years has been the construction of the Millennium Walkway to link Carlton Hill with the church end of Carlton - thanks to the generous donations of many of the residents.
Official (and up to date) contact details for the chairman and clerk are available from the SCDC parish page here.
Contacting the parish council
If you have a local issue that you would like to raise with the parish council then please feel free to talk to one of the councillors listed above, who can then discuss the issue with the other councillors.
If you would like to request information about the parish council (past minutes, financial data, meeting dates, etc) then please contact the parish clerk (also listed above). All official correspondence should be addressed to the parish clerk.
You can also e-mail the clerk, chairman, and vice-chairman of the parish council with parishcouncil @ carlton-cambridgeshire.org.uk
Freedom of Information Act
Please contact the parish clerk for any information you require about the parish council. The clerk will be able to inform you if the information exists, and if there are any fees involved in obtaining a copy.
Examples of information the parish council holds:
The council has adopted a generic freedom of information policy:
There is Carlton specific list of information available, including details of how to obtain the data and any costs involved
Some of this information is available below (although the website is not always up to date).
Accessing Planning Applications
Note that all planning applications (rejected, accepted and pending) are available online through the South Cambridgeshire District Council website. Currently you can access them all (back to 1949) via this link. Select "Carlton" from the drop down list, select a range of dates, and click search. Clicking on a planning application in the table should bring up all the plans available for that planning application (or just the decision notice for earlier applications).
The following documents are in RTF format, which should be viewable in most document editors (MS Word, MS Wordpad, or any similar applications). If clicking on them doesn't open them, then right-click on them and choose the "Save As" option.
Further Parish Council Information
The Council is a member of the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Associations of Local Councils (CALC) who have a website here.
More information about parish councils can be obtained from the NALC website, including "The Good Councillors Guide".
Here is a list of past members of the council who generously gave their time to help the village (it's clearly not complete, I'll add names as I find them)