The Parish Council currently funds the cost of supply of all street lighting in and around the village. They are also responsible for minor repairs. Market Overton was one of the first Councils to transfer all street lighting to LED which is both economic and efficient.
All Planning Proposals in the village are received by the Council for consideration. The Parish Council cannot grant or refuse planning permission but can offer its opinion and try to influence specific decisions and planning policy. Planning Proposals from Rutland County Council require decisions within 21 days of receipt of the proposal and the Parish Council have delegated a committee from its members to carry out this duty.
All Parish Councils have a discretionary power to provide suitable land for an Allotment and enter into Allotment Tenancies. Market Overton has an Allotment located on Teigh Road opposite the Black Bull Public House. From time to time vacancies arise and we welcome new Allotment holders when plots become available.
Grass cutting and Hedge cutting:
The Council cover the cost of grass cutting in the village during the cutting season. Also, there are areas such as “The Pinfold” where the surrounding hedge is cut. Some of this cost is received back from Rutland County Council in the form of a grant.
Maintenance of Bus Shelters:
The Parish Council has the power to provide and maintain the bus shelter on Main Street.
Maintaining a tidy village:
The Parish Council provide dog waste bins and general litter bins and contribute to their maintenance
The Parish Council acts as the lead body for the establishment and implementation of a Neighbourhood Plan. This is currently being undertaken by means of a Steering Group which consists of Councillors together with a number of residents from the village. When finalised, through an Independent Inspector from Government, the village will have a referendum to agree on the Plan.
The Parish Council can consider grants and donations for local groups or activities in the village. For example, maintenance of the Churchyard, funding towards Village Hall needs, and recently help towards the running costs of the newly launched Play Area. Donations have also been received from the Council to help the local cricket club’s younger members.
Where do we get our funding from?
Each year a sum of money called a “Precept” is collected through the County Council Tax. This money is used by the Parish Council to benefit the residents helping improve facilities and services in the community.