Parish Councils

Parish councils are the first tier of governance and are the first point of contact for anyone concerned with a community issue.

Parish councils have a wide range of powers including looking after community buildings, planning, street lighting, allotments. They also have the power to raise money through council tax.

They are democratically elected local authorities and there are 26 parish councils that fall within the Peterborough City Council area. These are:

  • Ailsworth
  • Bainton & Ashton
  • Barnack
  • Bretton
  • Castor
  • Deeping Gate
  • Etton
  • Eye
  • Glinton
  • Hampton
  • Helpston
  • Marholm
  • Maxey
  • Newborough & Borough Fen
  • Northborough
  • Orton Longueville
  • Orton Waterville
  • Peakirk
  • Southorpe
  • Sutton
  • Thorney
  • Thornhaugh
  • Ufford
  • Wansford
  • Wittering
  • Wothorpe

Code of conduct

Each parish council within Peterborough has adopted a Code of Conduct which can be viewed by contacting the Clerk of each of those parishes.

The Code of Conduct sets out the expected behaviours required of the council's members or co-opted members.

Register of interests

Parish councils are required to keep a register of their members disclosable pecuniary interests. Interests for parish councillors can be viewed on our democracy site by selecting a parish council, then the councillor.

Parish Council elections 2019

Elections will be taking place on 2 May 2019 for the following parishes/parish wards:

  • Bretton North (15 seats)
  • Bretton South (5 seats)
  • Deeping Gate (7 seats)
  • Etton (5 seats)
  • Eye Green (3 seats)
  • Eye Village (12 seats)
  • Maxey (7 seats)
  • Northborough (9 seats)

The nomination period for these elections will run from 20 March - 04 April 2019 (Monday to Friday, 10am - 4pm). If you require a nomination paper or have any queries relating to Parish Council elections please contact

Parish nomination pack election agent form

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Current Notices

Notice of uncontested election - Borough Fen

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NALC Co-option guide

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Members interest form

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Parish council toolkit

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Declaration of Acceptance of Office

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Parish council chairman declaration

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Parish council elections 2019 - 2022

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