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Members of the Council

The Council normally meets on the 2nd Monday of the month at 7:00pm but please check our published meeting dates.

Job Vacancy – Community and Environment Officer

Are you passionate about the environment?
Are you looking for a practical hands on job?
Do you love working outdoors?

THIS could be the role for you!

We’re recruiting a Community and Environment Officer

Part-time (3-10 hours per week) flexible working

A competitive starting salary of £21,189 per annum pro rata.

Benefits include generous annual leave and competitive pension scheme.

Application deadline: Thursday 31st August, 5:00pm

Interviews week commencing 11th September

Duties include working within the Council’s cemetery, parks, recreation areas and open spaces including maintaining and up keeping areas of open space, play equipment, sports facilities and buildings.

The ideal candidate will be local, friendly, self-motivated and have a positive attitude. They will have previous experience maintaining gardens and/ or managing grounds.  He / She will have good organisational skills and time management, work to a high standard and be reliable and flexible in their approach.

If you are keen and self-motivated and feel you would fit into a small, busy and forward thinking Council we would love to hear from you.

Application pack can be downloaded here:

Vacancy – Parish Councillor

Meppershall Parish Council needs a new team member; if you think you would like to join the Parish Council team contact the Clerk on 07480 251746 or email

What is a councillor?

Councillors are elected or co-opted to represent the parish. They are generally elected by the public every four years, but there is a co-option space available on the Parish Council at the moment due to the resignation of Mr Morgan.

What do councillors do?

Councillors have three main components to their work:

  1. Decision making – Councillors decide which activities to support, where money should be spent, what services should be delivered and what policies should be implemented.
  2. Monitoring – Councillors make sure that their decisions lead to efficient and effective services by keeping an eye on how well things are working.
  3. Getting involved locally – Councillors have responsibilities towards their constituents and local organisations. These responsibilities and duties often depend on what the councillor wants to achieve and how much time is available, and may include:
  • Going to meetings of local organisations such as the Beds Police Priority Setting Meetings
  • Reviewing planning applications
  • Participating in litter picks
  • Taking up issues on behalf of members of the public

How much time does it take up?

About an hour a week. Some councillors spend more time than this – and some less.

It is an enjoyable way of contributing to village life, and helping to make it a better place to live.

Is there support and training?

You will be supported in your role and will be expected to undertake training. You should be comfortable working electronically. You should have a positive outlook and a can-do attitude and be willing to work as part of a team.

If after reading this you are interested in applying please see the MPC Co-option Policy and Interest in Co-option Application Form

For more information contact the Clerk on 07480 251746 or email

Our team

john parsons
John Parsons – Chairman

Member of the Personnel Committee, Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group, the Finance and Procedures Working Groups, and Defibrilator Inspector

alexandra marabese
Alessandra Marabese – Clerk

Email:    Tel: 07480 251746

Please note that the Clerk works part time hours

VACANCY – Councillor

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Roma Avrili – Councillor

Member of Finance, Community Safety & Risk Management and Procedures Working Groups

paul merryweather
Paul Merryweather – Councillor

Member of the Personnel Committee and the Environment & Leisure Working Group

john thompson
John Thompson – Councillor

Member of Personnel Committee, and Planning and Procedures Working Groups

Philip Russell – Councillor

Member of Planning Working Group

lucy standbridge
Lucy Standbridge – Councillor

Member of Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group and IT Working Group

William Addy – Councillor

Member of Personnel Committe, Environment and Leisure Working Group and Defibrilator Inspector

Anthony Seaman – Councillor

Member of Highways and Community Safety and Risk Management Working Groups

Leo Wright – Vice-Chairman

Member of Finance and Community Safety and Risk Management Working Groups

viv thorne
Viv Thorne -Allotment Co-ordinator
Could this be YOU? – Community & Environment Officer
Blake Stephenson – Central Beds Ward Councillor

A full list of Council Comiittees, Working Groups and membership can be found here

All Members Interests Forms may be viewed on the CBC website by clicking here

To Contact a Councillor please email the Clerk, Alessandra Marabese