The Parish Council is formed of eleven Parish Councillors, elected every four years (last election - May 3rd 2012), six from the east ward and five from the west ward. The Councillors are unsalaried. The Council is administered by the Parish Clerk.
The Parish Council is funded by a precept which is collected as part of your overall council tax. While Tandridge collects all council tax, in 2013/2014 Tandridge will keep just over 12% (£193.62) of a band D property charge, while 74% (£1172.52) will go to Surrey County Council and 13% (£207.55) to Surrey Police. The rest of the amount collected is for parish councils, which for Warlingham is £14.75 of a band D property charge. In 2012/2013 Warlingham’s Parish precept for a band D property was £14.97 per annum.
The purpose of Warlingham Parish Council is to help make Warlingham a better place to live in.
More specifically, there are five areas which the Parish Council aims to help improve. These are :
Economy. A vibrant and successful town or village will have numerous facilities for residents and visitors to use. The Parish Council tries to protect and add to these facilities.
Safety. High on most surveys of concerns is the fear of crime, although in fact crime is lower here than in most other areas. Nevertheless, the Parish Council has a duty in law to consider how crime can be reduced locally.
Community. A sense of community is generally felt to be in everyone's interests. The Parish Council tries to identify how the community can be strengthened.
Environment. What sort of place is Warlingham? What impression do people have when they visit the area? The Parish Council looks for ways to ensure this impression is a positive one.
Public Transport. Ensure an acceptable standard and frequency of rail and bus services from and to Warlingham.