Liss Parish Council, the first tier of local goverment, acts as a voice for the village on major issues affecting the parish. It is made up of 13 members, 3 of which represent Liss Forest. The Council is supported by a Parish Clerk and 7 other full and part-time staff who undertake grounds maintenance, caretaking and administrative work.
LPC is consulted by East Hampshire District Council, Hampshire County Council and the South Downs National Park Authority on many of their services and policies. In particular the Parish Council acts in an advisory capacity to the district council on planning applications affecting the village and the county council on local highways issues. It has also, in its own right, commented extensively on the Local Plan and the South Downs National Park. Liss is now a gateway to the South Downs National Park.
South Downs National Park
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The Gounds Team
Council grounds staff maintain West Liss, Newman Collard and Liss Forest Recreation grounds. All three areas have play areas with a range of equipment. The Grounds Team also maintain the first compartment of Riverside Walk which is in direct ownership of Liss Parish Council, from the entrance at Station Road to the end of the picnic area. A litter picker works part-time to support the EHDC contractor, concentrating on the centre of the village and main roads.
Rents and Bookings
The Council is responsible for managing Liss Village Hall, West Liss Pavilion and six allotment sites. A Caretaker is responsible for the maintenance of Liss Village Hall and West Liss Pavilion.
The Council supports a wide range of community groups and makes contributions to local capital projects.
The Council fully supported the Village Design Statement prepared by the Village Design Group in 2000, which has helped improve the design of new developments in Liss. It is now involved with villagers and amenity groups in preparing a Village Plan, which it is hoped will improve the village over the next 15 years.
The Council produces a regular newsletter, the "Village Voice" giving information about your community.
Child Protection Policy
LPC Code of Conduct - 2012
Freedom of Information Policy (as adopted by Liss Parish Council December 2008)
Standing Orders and Chairmanship.