The Parish Council is responsible for the administration of the Parish on behalf of its parishioners. Rimington & Middop Parish Council is one of 35 parish and town councils in Ribble Valley District which is administered by Ribble Valley Borough Council based in Clitheroe. Ribble Valley District is one of fourteen Districts of the county of Lancashire; Lancashire County Council offices are based predominantly in Preston.

Members of a Parish Council normally stand for election every four years, when seven members are elected. The last elections were held in May 2015. The Parish Council currently consists of five Councillors from Rimington and two from Middop. Vacancies occurring between elections may be filled by a process of co-option under procedures prescribed by Ribble Valley Borough Council. The Borough Councillor of the Gisburn & Rimington ward, currently Borough Councillor Richard Sherras, usually attends meetings of the Parish Council. Members of the public may also attend Parish Council meetings and speak by pre-arrangement.

Parish Councillors are unpaid volunteers. The number of Councillors in each Parish Council is fixed by the District Council (Ribble Valley Borough Council). The Local Government Act 1972 establishes who is qualified to be elected and to be a member of a Parish Council. A Chairman is elected annually by the Parish Council from among the Parish Councillors. The main rules of law governing the role of Chairman of a Parish Council are also set out in the Local Government Act 1972.

The Parish Council employs a Parish Clerk who is responsible for the proper administration of all matters pertaining to the Council’s proceedings and is also the Responsible Financial Officer.

List of Councillors:

Chair 2017/18 - Robert A (Bob) Whittaker

Yew Tree House
Newby
Rimington
Clitheroe
BB7 4DZ

Tel: 01200 445209

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Vice Chair 2017/18 - Brian Berry

Parish Councillors

Ian Brown

Kate Hooper

Jacqui Lynch

John Parker

Chris Smith

Clerk:

Mrs Cathy Holmes

Tel: 01200 447042

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Ribble Valley BC Ward Councillor (Gisburn & Rimington)

Borough Cllr Richard Sherras

Tel: 01200 445429

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