The Parish Council consists of 11 elected councillors supported by a qualified clerk and qualified Responsible Financial Officer (CiLCA and CPFA).  The council was accredited as a Quality Parish Council on 17th October 2007 for 4 years was re-accredited for a further 4 years.

Quality status system no longer exists however we remain an effective, active and representative council and have adopted the General Power of Competence available to Parish councils who meet the eligibilty criteria set out in the Localism Act 2011

Working groups deal with planning, finance, human resources and production of a Neighbourhood Plan. Also individual councillors represent the villageon other bodies such as; Clare Lodge, Patients Participation Group, and the Northern Footpath Forum.

The Clerk acts as both the Responsible Financial Officer (RFO) and Proper Officer and is responsible for assisting and guiding the council in the lawful discharging of its function and duties.  This includes general administration tasks, the processing of planning applications and the management of the Lawn Cemetery situated in Rectory Lane.  The Clerk is also the Flood Warden for the parish and also carries out tree inspections on parish owned land.

Glinton Parish Council is a member of the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Association of Local Councils (CAPALC)