Rufford Parish Council
A parish is the most local tier of administration and is the first tier of democratic government. Rufford is one of over fifty parish councils located within Newark and Sherwood district and covers a large rural area. The parish boundaries are reviewed on a regular basis in order to ensure they reflect the social communities where people live. The parish stretches from Rufford village in the north as far as parts of Bilsthorpe in the south and includes vast areas of Sherwood Forest in the west and mainly agricultural land in the east. All parish councils are independent democratic units whose councillors are elected to serve four years. By-elections are held to fill vacancies that may arise between elections.
Rufford Parish Council has been granted powers to do many things to look after the community and improve the quality of village life. It can do these things itself or can delegates a wide range of public services to the responsibility of other authorities. Parish councils are among the cheapest kind of local government and are funded by a small part of the council tax, they receive no government grants.
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Rufford Parish Council consists of seven elected members all of whom live within the parish. These councillors seek to represent the views of the parishioners on issues affecting the community. The parish clerk is the only paid member of staff and is responsible for the administration of the council as well as carrying out the policies of the council.