The Parish Council is the first tier of local government for parishioners locally and liaises with North Lincs Council on matters such as planning applications and the wider local development plans, highways and traffic issues, policy and strategic planning matters along with other matters affecting local residents. Meetings are normally on the third Monday in each month, there are 12 planned meetings per year. Parishioners are invited to attend Parish council meetings but are respectfully requested to adhere to the rules as published on this website/available on request
The council employs a part-time Parish Clerk who provides support and advice to the council, a second tier of support being provided by "East Riding & North Lincolnshire Local Councils Association" (ERNLLCA) to which the parish council has membership.
The Parish Council consists of 8 representatives who are not paid and receive no income, so all work done on our resident’s behalf is completely voluntary, and whose only necessary qualification is an innate passion for supporting the community of West Butterwick in which they all reside.
Over the last couple of years the Councillors are happy to have presided over achievements such as a large reduction of dog fouling at the playing field thanks to locally sourced CCTV system, installed on the village hall. Financial aid had been given in support of the decoration of the village for the “Tour of Britain Cycle Race”, along with a donation to School for sports equipment, and an offer of support for the installation of a water supply to the Church. The Parish Council have also been able to install new play equipment on the Recreation Ground with the help of a grant from North Lincolnshire Council. Last, but not least members have supported the “Best Kept Village” project for which West Butterwick attained the “Most Improved Small Village Award” in 2017 and "Highly Commended" in 2018, encouraged by these accomplishments the Parish council looks forward to positive future for the community as a whole.