Willersey Parish, Other Councils and Representatives
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After the uncontested elections in 2017 our Parish Councillors are :-
The following councillors have been co-opted:-
The Parish Council office has its own entrance at the back of the village hall.
It is open from 9:30am to midday on Mondays only (not bank holidays). There is a postbox for it there. Our parish clerk Kevin ODonoghue is usually in the office every Monday morning to help, answer any queries if he can, or pass on concerns or questions to the Parish council for formal discussion. The telephone number is 01386 853635 and email address is Parish Council meetings normally take place on the third Wednesday of every month at 7:30pm. The role of chairperson is on a rota. Parish Councils are the lowest tier of government in England, corporate bodies with a legal existence which has been granted powers by Parliament. Whilst the powers granted are limited, they do include the authority to raise money through taxation (the Precept) for expenditure on closely defined local matters. All the members of the Council are volunteers with a common aim to do something positive and hopefully, make a difference by influencing decisions that affect our community. Members of the public are welcome to attend the meetings. There is usually a short question and answer session before the formal council meeting commences.
The Annual Parish Meeting for 2018 was held on Monday 21st May at 7:30pm in the Village Hall.
Willersey Parish Council Financial Report 2017-2018
The Exercise of Public Rights Explanation of Variances Bank Reconciliation
Accounting Statement Another Accounting Statement Audit Report Annual Governance
What powers and duties do parish councils have?
Parish councils have a variety of powers and duties, all of which impact directly on the community.
How to contact our Parish Council. This map and this map show the extent of our Village Greens (both are large files) and here are Willersey Parish Council village greens bye-Laws.
Do report to the police any antisocial behaviour in the Parish. Here are some academic thoughts about the optimum English village size.
Although dated 2003 most of the issues and comments in this Parish Plan are still relevant today.
Willersey Parish Council is a member of the Gloucestershire Association of Parish & Town Councils.
Parochial Church Council
As of 2011, Saintbury joined the Willersey Parochial Church Council.
The Chairman is Rev Scott Watts, and the Vice-Chairman is The Lord Dear. The 2015 annual meeting took place on Monday 27th April at 7:30pm in the Church.
The Members of the PCC are:-
The PCC meets approximately bi-monthly and endeavour regularly to focus on ways of reaching out to (and drawing in) members of the wider community. The local PCCs have all met their commitment in recent years to pay the Parish Share in full.
Cotswold District Council
Willersey is represented by two district councillors for Campden-Vale ward.
They are Mr Mark Annett and Mr Lynden Stowe.
Councillor Mark Annett has been elected as Leader of Cotswold District Council. (Here is his Christmas Message for 2017).
The three Committee Chairmen are Planning and Licensing Committee Cllr Robin Hughes, Overview and Scrutiny Committee Cllr Jim Parsons and Audit Committee Cllr Barry Dare.
The Council Updates are here and here are the latest news and events from Cotswold District Council (CDC).
Cotswold District Council has many functions it carries out including:
Willersey is represented by the county councillor for Campden-Vale division Cllr Lynden Stowe at Gloucestershire County Council.
Cotswold AONB Conservation Board
The Cotswold Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Conservation Board conserves and enhances the natural beauty of the Cotswolds AONB. It also increases understanding and enjoyment of the special qualities of the AONB. In fulfilling these roles, the board seeks to foster the social and economic well-being of local communities within the AONB.
Member of Parliament
Our MP is Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown MP (Conservative).
Here is his latest news and contact details on his website. He also writes an occasional extensive news section in the Chipping Campden Bulletin.
Telephone:- 01452 371630 email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Member of the European Parliament
Our MEP is Earl William of Dartmouth MEP (UKIP).
Here are his contact details. There are six MEPs in the South West region of the UK.
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