The Parish Clerk
Mr Kevin Beasley
Broadway Parish Council Office, 5 Russell Square, Broadway, WR12 7AP.
The office is usually open between 10.00 am and 1pm, Monday to Friday. The Clerk may also be seen by appointment - please ring ahead.
The Parish Clerk is the Council’s Proper Officer. This means that the clerk is not similar to a secretary, simply taking the minutes at meetings, dealing with correspondence and archiving documents; the clerk is a qualified officer, providing both professional advice concerning the laws of governance and administrative support to the Council. Answerable only to the Parish Council as a whole, the Clerk takes action to implement Council decisions and acts as its finance administrator. They may also act as focal point and answer queries from the general public.
The Parish Clerk, whose professional independence and delegated powers (if agreed by the Council) allows them to act on behalf of the council, must be formally agreed by the full council. Parish Councils are given legal powers, under a number of Acts of Parliament, to carry out its functions (see main listing below). Duties are actions that the council must take by law. The Parish Council has fewer duties than County and District Councils, but it has a greater freedom of choice as to what local actions, considering practicalities and finance, to take on behalf of the village residents.