Windlesham Parish Council was one of the first to be established under the Local Government Act of 1894 that took local government administration out of the hands of the church which was finding it increasingly burdensome to manage.
Windlesham Parish Council became Windlesham Urban District Council from 1908 until 1933 when new legislation was introduced. During this period it provided, among other things, a fully equipped fire service.
It reverted to a parish council again when Bagshot Rural District Council was set up, and remained unchanged when Bagshot RDC amalgamated with Camberley & Frimley UDC in 1974 to become Surrey Heath Borough Council.
Windlesham Parish Council is one of the country’s largest parish councils with a population of over 17,000 residents in its three villages - Bagshot, Lightwater and Windlesham. It covers about a fifth of the Borough of Surrey Heath in terms of both population and land area.
There are 18 elected Parish Councillors, 6 for each village, some of whom are also Borough Councillors. The Parish Council Offices in Lightwater are open each day from 9.30am to 12.30pm where the Council’s team of experienced administrative staff are available to help residents. The Council also has a team of Grounds Maintenance Staff who manage Council property.
Council meetings are held in the Chamber at 7.30pm on the first Friday of each month, except August and are open to the public. As the general public are not permitted by law to speak during meetings, there is an opportunity to ask questions before the start at "Public Question Time". Residents can also contact Councillors and Staff at any time in person, by telephone or email.
Last Updated ( Thursday, 17 January 2013 09:20 )