Whitchurch Parish Council

 

The Council

Every parish in England and Wales with more than 200 electors must generally have a parish council with at least five members. Elections are held every four years - at the same time as district councils. 

Parish council functions include: allotments; encouragement of arts and crafts; community halls; recreational facilities; and many minor functions. They also have the opportunity to comment on local planning applications within the parish. In addition they may spend limited sums for general benefit of the parish, levying a precept on the district council for their funds. More recently they can now spend money on community transport initiatives.

In all they do councillors are responsible to each elector in the parish. For this reason everyone is welcome to attend the monthly council meetings, to raise any concerns they may have and to listen to the business of the day.

Below is information that will allow you to contact a Councillor or attend a Parish Council Meeting. If you have any concerns that you would like to air, please call a Councillor or, better still, attend a meeting.

 

Clerk to the Whitchurch Parish Council (to whom all correspondence is to be sent)

Ann-Marie Davies       e-mail: annmariedavies55@gmail.com

 

Councillors and their telephone numbers (all prefixed by 01296)

Ashley Bond (Chairman) 1 Mount Pleasant                         641552 

Charlotte Lincoln (Vice Chair), The Old Barns, High Street   640355

Paul Alderman, 61 High Street                                          641304 

Susan Ford, 38 Ashgrove Gardens                                    641766

Caroline Heron, 1 The Meadows                                        640323

Mark Parrott, Beechmoor Farm, Buchmead Road                641369 or 641207

 

There is currently a vacancy for a Parish Councillor. Please contact the Clerk for further information.

   

Aylesbury Vale District Councillor (Weedon Ward)

Cllr Janet Blake

 

Buckinghamshire County Councillor (Wing Division)

Cllr Netta Glover

3 High Street, Wing, Leighton Buzzard, Beds LU7 0NS    688357

 

Venue for meetings

Meetings take place in St Johns Hall, White Horse Lane.

 

Time and Dates of Parish Council Meetings

Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month and start at 7.30pm. There are however generally no meetings in August and December. The dates for the remaining of the year are; 

 

Agenda of each meeting contains some, or all, of the following items

Parish Forum - opportunity for parishioners to ask questions or make comments

Matters arising from previous minutes

Planning - review of any current applications

Highways

Financial - review of expenditure

Footpaths & Footways

Street Lighting

 

Minutes

Minutes of each meeting are issued by the Clerk to the Council and are presented for approval or amendment at the next Council meeting. They are then posted on the village notice boards sited outside 7, High Street and in Ashgrove Gardens. They also appear on the village website – see link below. This allows every elector to learn of the matters discussed and actions agreed by their Councillors.

 

Annual Reports

The Parish Council publishes an annual report

Annual Report 2015

Annual Report 2014

Annual Report 2013

Annual Report 2012

Annual Report 2011

Annual Report 2010

Annual Report 2009

Annual Report 2008

Freedom of Information