Walton Parish Council consists of eleven unpaid members who are elected every four years to represent all the electors of Walton in Wakefield, West Yorkshire.
The Parish Council makes decisions for the benefit of the community, working in conjunction with Wakefield District Council to get the best deal for local people. It does so by having meetings on the first Tuesday of each month (except in August) at which matters are discussed and decisions made on a wide range of issues affecting the village.
Members of the Public are entitled to attend these meetings to observe the proceedings and there is a limited section in the early part of the meeting where they can speak.
The Police and Local District Councillors are represented also at each meeting.
The Parish Council has the power to raise money and to spend it on behalf of the community.
The money is raised by means of a ‘precept’ which is levied on every ratepayer and can be seen on the Wakefield District Council rates bill that ratepayers receive each year.
The Parish Council employs a Clerk who implements the decisions of the council, and provides independent, objective and professional advice, information and administrative support to the council.
Population (2011 census) 3231
Number of registered electors: Approximately 2730
Parish Precept for the year 2020/21 - £38,000
Amount to be paid by a ratepayer for the Parish precept:
Band A - £21.60
Band B - £25.20
Band C - £28.80
Band D - £32.40
Band E - £39.59
Band F - £46.79
Band G - £53.99
Band H - £64.79