Your Council

Bentley Parish Council consists of 8 councillors all of varying backgrounds, ages and sectors of the community so we are well represented throughout.


The Parish Council has one advisory committee - The Finance & General Purposes Committee which is an advisory committee to the Council and consists of 3 members of the Council and the Clerk.

Budgetary and internal financial controls;

  • Risk assessment;
  • Asset Register;
  • Insurance policy;
  • Financial Regulations; and
  • Banking arrangements and bank mandate.

The committee will also propose a budget and precept, and will advise the Council on officers' salaries, pay awards and contractual arrangements.


The Council has one part-time member of staff - Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer Mrs Lorraine Jeffs who is CiLCA qualified.  This is a permanent salaried position working up to 24 hours per week from home which is used as the Parish Office.
Parish Opening hours:  Monday to Thursday between 9:00am to 3:00pm.    The Office is closed on: Friday's, Bank & Public Holiday's.