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 via zoom. The link will be available on the agenda published on the website 3 clear days before the meeting (i.e. the Friday preceding the meeting).
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
Parish Councillors Register of Interest Forms can be found on the district Council Website at https://scambs.moderngov.co.uk/mgParishCouncilDetails.aspx?ID=341&LS=4
|Councillor Niall O’Byrne (Chairman)|
|Councillor Dal Benning|
|Councillor Paul Holdom|
|Councillor Martin Harris|
|Councillor Dominic Bellamy|
|Councillor Sandra Carroll|
|Councillor David Mallyon|
|Councillor Fraz Mir|
|Councillor David Stierer|
|Councillor Tim Arnold|
Parish Clerk – Email
Telephone 01353 664632
District and County Councillors
|District Councillor||Councillor T Mason|
|District Councillor||Councillor I Sollom|
|County Councillor||Councillor R Hickford|
|County Councillor||Councillor K Cuffley|
Committee and Working Group Membership
The Chair and Vice-Chair are ex-officio members of all committees and working parties.
RFO (Diane Bayliss) Cllr Benning; Cllr Bellamy; Cllr Holdom; Councillor Luffman, Cllr Stierer.
Cllr O’Byrne; Cllr Harris; Cllr Bellamy; Cllr Holdom; Cllr Carroll; Cllr Mir; Cllr Arnold; Cllr Stierer.
Recreation Ground Working Group
Cllr Harris; Cllr Mir.
Mr Carl Pedlar (Volunteer)
Highways/Pathways Working Group
Cllr O’Byrne; Cllr Mallyon
Conservation/Recreation: Cllr Harris, Cllr Luffman, Cllr Mir, Mr Carl Pedlar (Volunteer)
Village Hall: Cllr Benning.
Pathways: Cllr O’Byrne, Cllr Mallyon.
Wardens trust: Cllr Bellamy.
Pinders Charity: Cllr Bellamy.
Publicity/Parish Magazine: Cllr Arnold; Clerk to the Council Diane Bayliss.
School Liaison: Cllr Mir.
HRG Liaison: Cllr Bellamy.
Harston Food Hub: Cllr Arnold.
Defibrillator: Cllr Bellamy and Cllr Mir.