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Finmere Parish Council



Finmere Village

This website is specifically for Parish Council matters.  For more information about the village of Finmere in general, its pub, school, Church etc, please visit the Finmere Village site at


The Parish Council has all seven Councillor positions filled at the moment, all living locally, and meets on the first Tuesday of each month (excluding August) to discuss issues relevant to the village and its residents. 

To learn more about our Councillors please visit the Councillors page.  In compliance with the Localism Act 2011 all Councillors complete and sign a Register of Members’ Interests Form.  These are held by Cherwell District Council and can be viewed here. 


More details of meetings, including agendas, are available on the Meetings page.  Members of the public are of course welcome to attend these meetings.  If residents would like an issue to be addressed, they are welcome to bring this to the attention of any Councillor or to contact the Clerk.

The Role of the Parish Council

The PC’s main role is to ensure the maintenance of the delivery of services to meet local needs and to maintain or ideally improve the quality of life/environment in the parish.  This involves among other things, maintaining the items on its asset register, addressing and commenting on planning applications, bringing problems raised to the attention of the District and County Councils if necessary and also taking an active role in supporting the village with larger issues such as the effect of infrastructure developments. 

The PC provides services around the village including the cutting of grass verges, both within the village and on some main road areas, providing and paying for the emptying of several dog bins, providing some seating around the village, operating a speed awareness sign, keeping the grit bins filled and maintained, providing a wall mounted street light and three noticeboards where all information is regularly posted as well as providing this website.

This website

The FPC website has recently been upgraded to ensure compliance with new access regulations.  Any new documents added will comply with the new regulations, but archive documents may not have a format suitable for Screen Readers.

If you have any problems accessing archive documents or any questions, please contact the Clerk. 

Mrs Sharron Chalcraft – 7 The Pound, Syresham, Brackley, Northants, NN13 5HG – Tel: 01280 850578 – email:

The PC Privacy Policy is available on the Governance page.

Some page headings end with a date, this is a notification of the latest document added to that page in order to make it easy for users to find the latest information.