At present, the council has nine Councillors. The number set for our council is 11 members with the quorum being 4 (the number who need to be present in order to conduct any business). In addition, there is one administration role, the Clerk to the Council who also looks after the Parish administration and finances.
Meetings of Harston Parish Council are held on the first Thursday of each month at 7.30pm at the Pavilion, Harston. Please note that the August meeting will be held on Thursday 8th August rather than Thursday 1st.
Members of the public and press are welcome to attend and have a chance to ask questions in an allotted 15-minute slot at the start of every meeting.
The Annual Parish Meeting (different to the Annual Meeting of the Council) is generally held in April each year. This is usually held in the Village Hall and is chaired by the Parish Council Chairman but it is not a Council Meeting. It acts as an annual point of communication and a chance to review the previous year with a range of local groups being invited to present a summary of achievements and projects undertaken during the previous 12 months.
The Annual Meeting of the Council is held in May each year and the first item of business is the election of the new chairman.
If you are interested in joining the Council please contact the clerk. If you would like more information on what a Parish Council is and why you should become a Parish Councillor, click one of the links below.
- What is a Parish Council?
- What decisions do Parish Councils make?
- What powers do parish councils have?
- Do councillors have to declare any financial or other personal interests they have in a matter under discussion by the council?
- What is the Councillors Code of Conduct?
- Why should I become a Parish Councillor
- How long does a Parish Councillor serve for?
- Am I eligible to be a Parish Councillor?
Harston Parish Councillors
|Councillor N O’Byrne (Chairman)|
|Councillor D Benning|
|Councillor T Goldberg|
|Councillor M Harris|
|Councillor D Bellamy|
|Councillor C Pedler|
|Councillor S Carroll|
|Councillor D Mallyon|
|Councillor F Mir|
Parish Clerk – Email
Telephone 01353 664632
District and County Councillors
|District Councillor||Councillor T Mason|
|District Councillor||Councillor P Allen|
|District Councillor||Councillor I Sollom|
|County Councillor||Councillor R Hickford|
|County Councillor||Councillor K Cuffley|
Working Group Membership
The Chair and Vice-Chair are ex-officio members of all committees and working parties.
Finance Working Group
Councillors Benning, Goldberg, Bellamy, Mallyon
Planning & Housing Working Group
Councillors Benning, O’Byrne, Bellamy and Harris
Recreation & Amenities Including Burial Ground Working Party & Health & Safety Working Party
Councillors Benning, Goldberg, Harris and Pedler
Transport & Environment Working Party
Conservation/Recreation: Councillors Goldberg & Harris
Village Hall: Councillor Benning
Pathways: Councillor O’Byrne
Wardens trust: Councillor Benning
Pinders Charity: Councillor Bellamy
Social Events Officer:
HRG Liaison: Councillor Bellamy