Parish Meeting

Covington Parish Meeting

Our Parish Meeting is the smallest unit of democracy in the UK.

Because we have such a small electorate, just about 80, we have no need to elect Parish Councillors. We are all Parish Councillors. We elect a Chairman and a Clerk. We have limited power but we can, through the District Council, raise a small rate to spend on things in our village. Our comments on planning proposals must be considered but not necessarily heeded. We meet twice a year and rely on residents' interest. Special meetings can be called, rarely, but usually to discuss planning proposals.

Elected Officials

Covington Parish MeetingRole Holder
ChairmanMr Simon Luscombe
ClerkMrs Shirley Mathews, OBE
Tree WardenMrs Mo Brown
Footpath WardenMrs Carole Ludford
Neighbourhood Watch Mr Michael Matthews
Amenities Committee Mrs Sarah Scofield

Covington Planning CommitteeRole Holder
MemberMr Warren Brown
MemberMr Peter Sewell
MemberDr Fiona McCullagh-Fells
MemberMrs Sarah Schofield
MemberMrs Linda Lockhart
MemberMr Rex Bigger
MemberMr Simon Williams

Covington Parish Meeting: Agendas and Minutes

2021
Covington Budget Setting Meeting  - Expected to occur on 20 or 27 October 2021 - to be confirmed
Covington Annual General Meeting  - Expected to occur on 14 or 21 April 2021 - to be confirmed

2020
Please note that because of the lock-down and self-isolation rules declared by the UK Government to help tackle the Covid-19 Pandemic, all Covington Parish meetings during 2020 took place virtually, either by video conferencing calls or by using email to ask for and receive input from Covington residents.

Covington Parish Planning Sub Committee Meeting Minutes (Unapproved) - 26 November 2020. Click Here
Covington Budget Setting Meeting Minutes (Unapproved) - 28 October 2020. Click Here
Covington Parish Special General Meeting Minutes (Approved) - 8 August 2020. Click Here
Covington Annual General Meeting Minutes (Approved) - 22 April 2020. Click Here.

2019
Covington Budget Setting Meeting Minutes (Approved) - 23 October 2019. Click Here
Covington Parish Special General Meeting Minutes (Approved) - 16 October 2019 - Click Here
Covington Parish Special General Meeting Minutes (Approved) - 17 September 2019 - Click Here
Covington Parish Special General Meeting Minutes (Approved) - 10 September 2019 - Click Here
Extraordinary General Meeting of the Covington Parish Meeting Minutes (Approved) - 3 June 2019 - Click Here
Covington Annual General Meeting Minutes (Approved) - 17 April 2019 - Click Here

2018
Covington Budget Setting Meeting Minutes (Approved) -  24 October 2018 - Click Here
Covington Annual General Meeting Minutes (Approved) - 18 April 2018 - Click Here

2017
Covington Budget Setting Meeting Minutes (Approved) - 25 October 2017 - Click Here
Covington Accounts & Budget 2017-18 - Click Here
Covington Annual General Meeting Minutes (Approved) - 19th April 2017 - Click Here