The Parish of Pertenhall and Swineshead is the oldest form of local government in England, with origins in the 16th century. Today’s system is founded on legislation that came into force in 1974.

The Parish Council is the first tier of local government, elected by, and answerable to, a relatively small, immediate community, which means that it can be in close and regular contact with all the issues which affect local people.

Our Quality Parish Council represents the two villages with a minimum of six meetings per year. Extraordinary meetings are held as necessary. Meetings for the electors are held every year in March, alternating between the two villages, and the AGM is held in May.

The meetings are always open to the public and press with public participation appreciated at appropriate times.