Contact the Parish CouncilWorstead Parish Council
C/o Sarah Martin
Tel : (01692) 535775
Email : [email protected]
Year End 2017/2018
Meeting Dates, Agenda’s and Minutes can be found on our new webpage:
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26th March 2019 – Agenda |
17 April 2018 – Annual Parish Meeting APM Agenda
7 February 2018 – Planning Agenda
17 October – Agenda | Minutes
Electors Rights 2017 Electors Rights
End of Year Forms EoY Form 2016-2017
Annual Parish Meeting – 19 April 2016 – APM Minutes (Draft)
Chair: Simon Cole
Vice Chairman: Ron Barrett
Kelle O ’Hara
All Councillors can be contacted via the Parish Clerk:
Sarah Martin: [email protected]
18A Honing Row,
Telephone: (01692) 535775
Saul Penfold [email protected]
John Timewell [email protected]
This Trust is being run by Worstead Parish Council.The Trustees are: Simon Cole (Chairman), Caroline Rance (Vice-Chair), Gavin Paterson and Johanna Gardner (secretary and non-signing treasurer).
Grants are available for village projects like play equipment, supporting local clubs, societies and Worstead Church of England School. Requests are welcome, and if they relate to buying equipment or involve contracters, three quotes have to be submitted as well as assurance from the contractor that he/she has at least a £5m publilc liabillity insurance cover.
Accounts of the Trust are submitted on a yearly basis to the Charity Commission and can be accessed under number 276176
Themylthorpe and Poor Land (Reserve) Common Ground
Both these Charities have always been supervised and still are being supervised by the Parish Council, all sitting Parish councillors are the Trustees.
Income for the PoorLand (Reserve) Common Ground is derived from interest on the account and rent for land on Yarmouth Road. There is no income for the Themylthorpe Trust.
This income is being used and has been for a long time, for Christmas bonuses for residents: women over 60 years of age and men over 65 years of age, but only £10.00 per couple.
Both Charities are being regulated by the Charity Commission, their Charity reference numbers being: Themylthorpe Charity number 204455 and the Poors Land (Reserve common Land) 256891
The accounts are submitted on a yearly basis to the Charity Commission, visit their website for the latest update.
What is the Parish Council?
Parish and Town Councils are the most local level of government in the England. They areindependent bodies and have responsibility for:
• Representing all residents in the parish.
• Running local services that may include: allotments, cemeteries, community buildings, recreation and play areas, seating, bus shelters, litter bins and local transport schemes.
• Commenting on planning applications and long-term development issues.
• Collecting money for their budget through the ‘precept’ as part of council tax. Each parish council has the power to set it’s own budget according to their plans for the year and therefore can decide what the precept level should be to provide the required funding.
• And also have wide-ranging powers to become involved in further activities that contribute towards the improvement of the environment and quality of life in the parish.
Who are the Parish Councillors?
All parish councillors are local residents, lives within 3 miles or own properlty/land. They are volunteers and have either been elected by the public or have been co-opted by the parish council; they are unpaid and serve a four year term. The office of parish clerk is a paid position that deals with the parish council’s administration.
How can I get involved?
The last Parish Council Elections were not contested, the team of Councillors remained the same and at present there are no vacancies. When a Councillor resigns, North Norfolk District Council has to be notified. They will issue an official Notification of Vacancy, which will be displayed in the notice boards around the village. If only one person comes forward, this person can be co-opted, but when more than one persons are volunteering, the sitting Councillors are allowed to interview the interested parties and co-opt a candidate, but the democratic way (and more expensive) is to call an Election.
We also need residents to help with the finalisation of the Parish Plan. Use the link to read for further information.
If you don’t want to become a parish councillor but are still interested in what is going on in your village – any member of the public can attend parish council meetings, including the parish council’s annual meeting. Any comments, suggestions, complaints etc. can be voiced during the Public Participation,which starts at 7.30pm for 1/2 hour, the duration of the Public Participation is not set in stone.
.How can I find out more?
• Have a look at the National Association of Local Councils website www.nalc.gov.uk or choose COUNCIL & DEMOCRACY and cllick on box COUNCILLORS at www.north-norfolk.gov.uk
• Visit the Norfolk Association of Local Council at www.norfolkalc.gov.uk or contact thems on 01603 664869 or e-mail [email protected]
• Contact your parish clerk: [email protected]orstead.co.uk