The Local Government Act 1894 introduced Parish Councils to the rural countryside, in 1894 Hildersham was not consider big enough with its population of just over 200 to have Parish Council, so a Parish Meeting was set up instead, as seen from this extract from the minutes at the time:
'The “Local Government act of 1894” Instituted the beginning of the annual Parish Meetingto administer the affairs of the parish & section 19 (7) officially transferred the responsibility of the Trustees of the Allotments & Recreation Ground from the Churchwardens & Overseers of the Poor to the Chairman & Overseers of the annual Parish Meeting.
The first Parish Meeting was held on the 4th December 1894 at the Schoolroom.The first Chairman was the Revd. Robert Goodwin & Mr. George Henry Potter of Manor Farm was elected as the District Councillor.' Then on the 25th March 1909, the powers were extended to make Hildersham a full Parish Council
Hildersham Parish Council has a Parish Clerk, a Chairman, a Vice-Chairman and three other Parish Councillors
We are very proud that Hildersham Parish Council was been granted on 26th July 2012 'Quality Parish Council' status
Hildersham Parish Council meets on the 2nd Tuesday of the month on a bi-monthly basis. (Jan, Mar, May, Jul, Sep & Nov).
You can find information Hildersham Parish Council meetings, agendas, minutes and notices on the Parish Council Notice Board opposite the village hall and near by to the village road bridge and on the noticeboard by the telephone box or by clicking on the link.