Council News

Temporary Closure of Play Area – Ruan Minor

 Following a recent safety inspection, the parish council has been made aware of repairs needed to the play equipment to ensure the safety of users of the play area.

 The play equipment will be out of use until essential repair works have been carried out.

 We apologise for any inconvenience but hope that users of the play area agree that safety must come first.

 L Clifton, Clerk

12 June 2024

Grade Ruan Parish Council

Parish Councillor Vacancies

(May 2024)

There are currently two vacancies on Grade Ruan Parish Council

The council will fill these vacancies by co-option, which is a process where the council considers applications from interested people and can then select someone to fill the seat.

We need people from all backgrounds and experiences to put themselves forward for this role. The role of a Parish Councillor is to represent the interests of the whole community and to take an active role in the decision-making process. You don’t need any specific experience or qualifications, bring your life experiences, everyday skills and commitment to people and the local community.

Applications should be made in writing to Louise Clifton, Parish Clerk, by email to:

Please provide a short overview in support of your application, such as the experience and knowledge that you can bring to the role, by Friday 7 June 2024.

The Parish Council will consider all applications at its meeting on Monday 10 June 2024. Applicants will have the opportunity to give a short introduction about themselves if they wish to.

Grade Ruan Parish Council meetings are currently held at 7.00pm on the second Monday of each month, apart from August. Find out more about the work of the council on the website:


The Small Print

Applicants must be at least 18 years old, and a British citizen, or an eligible Commonwealth or EU Citizen. Applicants must also meet at least one of the following four qualifications:

1)      Be registered on the electoral roll

2)      Have occupied, as owner or tenant, land, or other premises in the parish during the whole of the past 12 months

3)      The main or only place of work during the past 12 months has been in the parish

4)      Have lived in the parish or within three miles of it during the whole of the past 12 months