Parish Council

In Memoriam

It is with great sadness that we note the untimely death of our fellow Parish Councillor John Downing. John died on Sunday 17th February and will be sorely missed. He was born and bred in Keele, was the Grounds Manager for Keele University prior to his retirement and had a tremendous passion and unparalleled knowledge of his community which he put to great use professionally and in his work as a Parish Councillor, Governor of St John’s Primary School and other work for the community. Our deepest condolences go out to his wife, Moyra and to their children and grandchildren. His funeral will be at St John’s Church and he will be buried in the churchyard overlooking the community he loved and did so much for.

About Keele Parish Council

The Parish Council is the first tier of local government.  It is an elected body and is responsible for an area known as a civil parish.  The term of office of a parish councillor is four years, and councils are elected en bloc.
All Parish Council meetings are open to the public. They are led by the Council’s Chairman and advised by a Clerk who is there to see that business is conducted within the law.
Parish councils have the power to precept (tax) their residents to support their operations and to carry out local projects. Although there is no limit to the amount that can be precepted, the money can only be raised for a limited number of purposes, defined in the 1894 Act and subsequent legislation.

KPC Policies and Standing Orders:

KPC Media Policy adopted 08.04.15 reviewed 16 May 2018

KPC Safeguarding Policy adopted March 18 for review Nov 18

KPC – Equal Opportunities Feb 13 – reviewed 16 May 2018

KPC H&S Policy Feb 13 reviewed 16 may 2018

KPC Complaints procedure adopted 16 May 18

KPC Risk Assessment adopted May 18

KPC Media Policy adopted 08.04.15 reviewed 16 May 2018

KPC Financial Regulations Adopted 15th June 2016 reviewed 16 May 2018

Keele Parish Council – Complaints procedure adopted June 18

Model Standing Orders 2018 (England) (002) KPC adopted June 18


KPC Cllrs Staff PRIVACY NOTICE KPC adopted 16 May 2018
KPC General Privacy Notice KPC adopted 16 May 2018
KPC Privacy policy draft to be adopted June 2018
KPC Document Retention and Disposal Policy adopted June 18 and App A – List of Documents for Retention or Disposal KPC adopted June 18


Keele Parish Council – Employers Liability Certificate 2016
Keele Parish Council – General Insurance information 2016

Keele Parish Council Data Protection Policy adopted June 17
Keele Parish Council – General Insurance information 2017
Keele Parish Council – Insurance Schedule 2017
Keele Parish Council – Employers Liability Certificate 2017

Keele Parish Council – Ecclesiastical Schedule 2018
Keele Parish Council – Employers Liability Certificate 2018