The Parish Precept

Ridlington Village sign
The Parish Council is a tier of local government and has the ability to raise a “precept” on the council tax bills produced by the local billing authority, in our case, Rutland County Council. The precept is the only source of tax revenue available to a Parish Council and is levied on local households to pay the Parish Council for: The funding of services, for example, lighting and grass cutting; Administrative costs including office expenses and the clerk’s salary, etc.; and Reser...

Ridlington Village Hall Relaunch Event

The revamped village hall was opened to the public on Sunday 25th February. Some 38 villagers came to view the completed work and to enjoy the drink, nibbles and the general get together. The committee is delighted with the positive response received and as one member of the community put it - “ Congratulations to everyone involved - a transformation!! “ Again, this work would not have been possible without the donations and time given by people within the community over the years. Thanks ...

Parish Council Chairman’s Report 17th May 2017

Ridlingto Village Hall View from the Road
The end of my second year as Chairman of the Parish Council. When I took over the role 2015 I believed that a more modern approach was needed to get the word out about what the Council were doing for the Village. I think this is now beginning to happen. The website is up and running and due to be populated by the other committees in the Village. It has taken an extremely large amount of work to get it to this stage with the design, financing and conformity to the Transparency act. We are all v...

Planning Consents

View of Ridlington The Bus Shelter
Ridlington Parish Council have a responsibility to inform and ensure that all residents conform to their responsibilities to apply for appropriate planning consent where needed and to show what is permissible within the law. It is a difficult issue to comprehend. As a result the Ridlington Parish Council thought it appropriate to outline here what is allowed and what you will need planning permission for from the Rutland Council Planning Officer. Hopefully this will clarify matters and enable...