What is a Parish Council?
It is a statutory local authority set up under the Local Government Act 1972. It operates in the area of a defined civil parish and is made up of councillors elected by the electors of the parish. Every year the council elects one of them to be the Chairman of the council. The council has a Clerk who is a paid officer who organises meetings and helps to carry out the council's decisions. The Clerk does not vote or make decisions; that is the role of the councillors. The Parish Council is accountable to the electors of the parish. Elections to parish councils are held every four years.
Our parish has a population of 370 spread across several small hamlets:
Bushfield, Catlowdy, Kershopefoot, Penton, Scuggate, Stoneygate and Warwicksland.
Nicholforest is situated in Carlisle district in Cumbria, on the border with Scotland.
Nicholforest Parish Councillors
Chairman - Jack Sisson
Councillor - Charles Dunn
Lowfield Head, Penton
Councillor - David Carlyle
The Roan, Penton
Councillor - David Hammond
Kershope House, Penton, Carlisle
Councillor - Kate Ireland
5 North Liddle Street, Newcastleton
Councillor - Keith Robinson
End of Year Accouunts.
Annual Statement of Accounts 17-18View Statement
NFPC Variations in Account 17-18View Statement
NFPC Statement of Account 17-18View Statement
NFPC Internal Audit Report 17-18View Report
NFPC Bank Reconciliation 17-18View Statement
NFPC Annual Governance Statement 17-18View Statement
Invoices over £100
Nicholforest Parish Council AssetsView Assets
Accounts Year end 31st March 2017 Public Viewing period.View Accounts
Accounting statement 2016/17.View Statement
Annual Governance Statement 2016/17.View Statement
Annual Internal Audit Report 2016/17.View Audit
Find out what's been going on in and around Nicholforest parish. You can view the minutes from our meetings and see what's the latest with planning applications and other council news.