Parish Council

Through the ages innumerable Acts of Parliament have endowed a wide variety of discretionary powers to parish councils.

In simple terms that means Playden Parish Council can 'decide' do something to improve the amenities; whereas the 'obligations' to do things that are paid for from rates and taxes, falls entirely to the town and county councils.

For that reason the parish council offers an 'open door' to anyone or any group in the community to voice their opinion, their concerns and their suggestions for improvements to the environment or facilities in the village and surrounding area.

If you are interested in the community and what could be done to improve life for residents, then you should consider becoming a Playden Parish Councillor. To find out more, please contact any of your councillors. Their contact details can be found on this website.

The parish council wants to hear your view on any local matter; so please attend the next council meeting.

Council meetings are usually held at 7.30pm at the W.I. Hall, Houghton Green Lane, Playden, on the first Thursday of each month. Please check this website or the Parish Council noticeboard at the church to confirm the next scheduled date.



Persons in charge of a dog (excluding the blind) have a duty to remove any faeces deposited by the dog. Failure to do so is an offence and could result in a fine. Bags of dog excrement can be deposited in any general bin.


 Obstruction of Rights of Way. 

Land owners are reminded that they have a responsibility to keep their hedges and trees pruned so as not to obstruct Public Rights of Way.

The Association of Carers supports unpaid carers to help them continue in their caring role by providing free, volunteer led services that reduce isolation and encourage independence. Respite care can be given on a weekly basis for up to 3 hours, computer help can be given at home and a confidential telephone service is available for carers to discuss their caring role. Fully trained volunteers are matched to the carer and the person being cared for.  The service is currently looking for volunteers, so if you know of anyone who could benefit from this service or who might like to be a volunteer, please contact the Association of Carers.
0300 3309498


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Councillors Declarations of Interest

Paul Osborne
David Stone
Tony Lenihan
Alan Dickinson