All members of the parish council give their time voluntarily. They receive no payment for the time and effort they devote to progressing improvements in the parish on your behalf. Consideration is given periodically as to whether an allowance should be introduced for councillors, but this proposal has always been rejected. Many councillors also incur expenses fulfilling these duties (such as telephone calls, ink, paper or postage etc) and only occasionally are any recompense made for these expenses – often the councillors will waive their right to claim. All of these actions help to ensure that the cost to residents is as low as possible. Registration costs for training courses or seminars are refunded, if previously approved of the council.