Your Parish Council

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.

Harston Parish Councillors

Councillor N O’Byrne (Chairman) Email
Councillor D Benning Email
Councillor T Goldberg Email
Councillor M Harris Email
Councillor D Bellamy Email
Councillor C Pedler Email
Councillor S Carroll Email
Councillor D Mallyon Email
Councillor F Mir Email

Parish Clerk – Email

Telephone 01353 664632


District and County Councillors

District Councillor Councillor T Mason Email
District Councillor Councillor P Allen Email
District Councillor Councillor I Sollom Email
County Councillor Councillor R Hickford Email
County Councillor Councillor K Cuffley Email

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
Councillor O’Byrne


Council Representatives

Conservation/Recreation: Councillors Goldberg & Harris
Village Hall: Councillor Benning
Police Panel:
Pathways: Councillor O’Byrne
Wardens trust: Councillor Benning
Pinders Charity: Councillor Bellamy
Publicity/Parish Magazine:
School Liaison:
Social Events Officer:
HRG Liaison: Councillor Bellamy