District Councillor role
Wakefield District Metropolitan Councillors are elected by local residents. There are usually three District Councillors per Ward. Crofton comes under the Crofton, Ryhill and Walton Ward, and our District Councillors are Maureen Cummings, Faith Heptinstall and Albert Manifield (please see their profiles here).
One or more District Councillors will usually attend each monthly meeting, where they take queries from both council members and the public, and report back on queries raised at previous meetings. They will initially provide responses to previous queries, take new queries from council members and then members of the public can contribute in the ‘Public Participation’ section of the agenda. Please refer to the relevant agenda here in regards to this.
This is an opportunity for residents to raise village issues which fall within the District Council’s remit (for more information on this refer here). They usually present after the police representative and will then leave after this section of the meeting is concluded. Therefore, residents are advised to raise their issues whilst they are present as the council cannot answer any questions raised later on in the meeting.
As part of the council’s operations we have now received monies from WMDC to be spent on ‘green spaces’ around the village. This funding can be difficult to obtain, and therefore, as we make decisions on how to allocate it, we want to offer residents of Crofton the...