The Parish Council is an important part of the structure of local democracy and has a vital role in acting on behalf of the communities they represent. The Council has a wide range of powers which essentially relate to local matters. The Parish Council also:

  • gives views, on behalf of the parish in relation to planning applications and other proposals that affect the parish;
  • undertakes work and projects that will benefit the parish;
  • works in partnership with other organisations to achieve benefits for the parish;
  • informs other organisations of problems that arise or work that needs to be undertaken;
  • helps the other levels of local government keep in touch with their local communities.

All meetings will be notified on this website a minimum of 3 clear days in advance. Members of the public are welcome to attend. The agenda and documents for each meeting will be available on this website under “Agenda for next meeting”

If you would like to make a difference and be involved in shaping the future of Acton why not consider becoming a Parish Councillor? If you would like more information please contact the Clerk: Fiona Mullins tel 07931 381751

The Parish Council is financed by local residents through the Precept. This is the Parish Council’s share of the council tax, and is used to help improve life for the local community in many ways.

Each year the Parish Council is obliged to assess how much money is required to effectively administer the parish. This is done through a budget process where receipts and payments are considered for the forthcoming year. The Parish Council then notifies Babergh District Council of the amount of money required, which is sent to the Parish Council in two equal amounts in April and September each year.