Willersey Parish, Other Councils
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Parish Councillor Vacancies
The Parish Council is the first tier of local government and is financed by part of the council tax. It consists of 9 residents who either take decisions or must be consulted on most matters that affect the village. It is supported by a Clerk whose office is in the village hall.
Councillors are either elected or co-opted onto the council and the council now wishes to co-opt 2 further members.
Duties will be to attend the monthly council meeting and help take decisions on a variety of isssues including planning applications, highway matters and upkeep of the village.
The Council owns and administers the village greens, recreation ground, the village quarry, Pool Orchard and the cemetery.
Last year the council rebuilt the village hall and next year plans include renovating the recreation ground and Pool Orchard and, following archaeological investigation, to extend the cemetery.
Councillors should be team players and willing to participate via email, telephone and face to face on a regular basis.
Full support will be available to bring new councillors up to speed.
If you would like to know more please contact the Clerk.
Kevin ODonoghue, email: email@example.com tel: 01386 853635
The official Willersey Parish Council web site.
After the uncontested elections in May 2019 our Parish Councillors are :-
|Nigel J.Foxall||Dr Lena Stranks-->|
|Phil Bennett||Paul Clark||Neville Jelfs|
|Brian Lawrence||Warren McDivitt||Heather Rothwell|
|Cathy Twigger||Nigel Green||Nigel Foxall|
|At the Annual Parish Meeting in 2017, Cllr Lynden Stowe paid tribute to Mrs Jean Moore
for her 26 years continuous service on Willersey Parish Council.
Cllr Stowe presented the late Mrs Moore with a silver picture frame from the
Parish to mark her stepping down from the council.
Burial Grounds, Cemeteries, Churchyards and Crematoria
Bye-laws the power to make bye-laws concerning:baths and washhouses (swimming pools), cycle parks, mortuaries and pleasure grounds
Clocks public clocks can be provided and must be maintained
Community Centres, Conference Centres, Halls, Public Buildings
Drainage of ditches and ponds
Entertainment and the Arts
General Spending parish councils can spend a limited amount of money on anything they deem of benefit to the community that is not covered by the other specific responsibilities described in this list
Gifts parish councils may accept gifts
Highways lighting, parking places, right to enter into discussions about new roads and road widening. Consent of Parish Council required for diversion or discontinuation of highway, traffic signs and other notices, tree planting and verge maintenance
Land acquisition and sale of
Legal proceedings power to prosecute and defend any legal proceedings in the interests of the community. Power to take part in any public enquiry
Litter - provision of litter-bins and support for any anti-litter campaigns
Planning parish councils must be notified of, and display for residents, any planning applications for the area. Any comments submitted to the planning authority by the parish council must be taken into account
Postal and Telecommunication Facilities power to pay a public telecommunications operator any loss sustained in providing services in that area
Public conveniences provision and maintenance of public toilets
Recreation provision of recreation grounds, public walkways, pleasure grounds, open spaces, village greens, gymnasiums, playing fields, holiday camps and boating ponds
Rights of Way footpath and bridleway maintenance
Signs danger signs, place names and bus stops signs
Tourism financial contributions to any local tourist organisations allowed
Water Supply power to utilise stream, well or spring water and to provide facilities for general use
|Councillors turned out in force for this event and they were delighted with the numbers of people who came to help with the “rubbish pick up party” |
held on 11th April 2018. There were 19 people who turned up and within an hour they had collected a total of 12 bags full of rubbish from around the village.
A hearty thank you and well done from WPC to all who rallied to the call.
|Robert McNeill-Wilson||Rachael Barker||Rev Scott Watts|
|Gillian Beale||David Kelley||Judith McNeill-Wilson|
Benefits - Housing and Council Tax|
Council Tax - Administration and Collection
Elections and Electoral Registration
Environmental Health (includes Domestic and Commercial Premises)
Food Safety and Hygiene Complaints
Noise Pollution and Pest Control
Planning, including Planning Applications, Advice and Appeals
Public Conveniences (in some locales)
Health and Leisure Centres
Tourism and Visitor Information