Local Government, MP and MEPs
This page gives details of the levels of government affecting Appleby Magna from the lowest level, the Parish Council, up to the national (MP) and European (MEP) levels. Links to other relevant web pages describe the responsibilities of each council so you can work out who to contact about a particular issue.
Each level of government has officers and workers (civil servants) who are paid to do the work of the council, and elected local representatives (the councillors and members of parliament) who represent the interests of the people who live in their area. You should contact the council officers/workers for general questions or advice, to put in planning applications etc. If you have a complaint or wish to make your views about council services known, then you should contact your elected representative.
There is a separate page on this web site dedicated to the Parish Council, <click here>. Each month we publish the minutes of their meetings. The main contact for the Parish Council is the Clerk to the Council.
Our district council is North West Leicestershire and our representative on the Council is Richard Blunt (click his name for contact details), who represents Appleby Ward.
The district council is responsible for most planning applications, rubbish and recycling collections, council-owned housing, collecting council tax, and many other local services. Their web site is www.nwleics.gov.uk
Our county council is Leicestershire and our representative on the county council is Heather Worman, who represents the county electoral division of Ibstock and Appleby.
The county council's responsibilities include schools, libraries, public transport (except rail and other long distance travel), roads and social care services (nursing homes, home care etc). Their web site is www.leics.gov.uk
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For EU purposes, Appleby falls in the East Midlands region which is represented in the European Parliament by five MEPs, elected by proportional representation. Currently these are as follows (click the name to link to their web sites or contact information):
You can find out more about the East Midlands in Europe on the web site www.eastmidlandseurope.org