Covington Parish Meeting

Our Parish Meeting is the smallest unit of democracy in the UK.

Because we have such a small electorate, just about 80, we have no need to elect Parish Councillors. We are all Parish Councillors. We elect a Chairman and a Clerk.

We have no real power but we can, through the District Council, raise a small rate to spend on things in our village. Our comments on planning proposals must be considered but not necessarily heeded.

We meet twice a year and rely on residents' interest. Special meetings can be called, rarely, but usually to discuss planning proposals.

Village Sign


Chairman: Dr. Fiona Fells
Clerk: Shirley Mathews OBE
Tree Warden: Mo Brown
Footpath Warden: Johnny Baker
Neighbourhood Watch: Michael Brown
Parish representative to The Amenities Committee: Karen Barley


Planning Committee

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Oil Buying Group

Village Hall Booking

South Leightonstone Group of Churches

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Minutes are distributed to Covington Residents and are available on the Village Noticeboard.