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May 2020 - Parish Councillor Vacancy

Collingtree Parish Council has a vacancy for a Parish Councillor!

If you feel you would like to get involved in making decisions about your local community, local issues and make a significant contribution to the area in which you  live or work, then this is the position for you!

Do you have an interest in your local environment, local transport, local government finances, amenities, planning and housing issues, community events, anti-social behaviour and policing, and want to make a difference then please apply!

As a councillor representing your community you will help keep it a great place to live and work.  You will be supported in your role and will be expected to undertake training.  You should be comfortable working electronically.  You should have a positive outlook and a can-do attitude and be willing to work as part of a team.

If you are  over 18 and are interested in joining the council please contact the Clerk Shirley Wong for more information at clerk@collingtreepc-gov.co.uk

The Parish Council currently meets every 6th Wednesday in the evening from 7.30pm. If you care about your community and would like to help make a real difference then why not become a Parish Councillor!

 

Want to know more about Parish Councils and Parish Councillor responsibilities, please click here.

The Parish Council is the first tier of local government and exists to represent the interests of the whole of the parish / community which includes Collingtree Village and Collingtree Park. 

Following a review in 2010, changes were made to the boundaries between the Nene Valley and East Hunsbury wards to equalise the number of electors. As a result the Collingtree Parish is divided between the two wards with the 'Collingtree North' (Collingtree Park) section coming under East Hunsbury ward and 'Collingtree South (the original Village) remaining in Nene Valley ward. There continues to be 7 members of the Parish Council, with 3 from the north and 4 from the south.

Councillors are elected every four years (the May 2019 election was postponed to May 2020 to run in alignment with the Government Elections) . The May 2020 elections were also postponed to May 2021, this was due to the Covid-19 lockdown restrictions.  All Parish Councillors live in the community. The position is purely voluntary and attracts no payment.

The Parish Council is consulted on a range of planning and highway proposals that affect the parish.

The Parish Council raises money through a local tax (precept) for projects that benefit its residents. 

Our Responsibilities

The Parish Council has strives to improve the appearance and safety of the Parish. The Council has direct responsibility for the street lighting and the management of the playing field for the benefit of all residents. It is the responsibility of the Parish Council to represent the interests of the whole community which includes Collingtree Village and Collingtree Park. Councillors have a responsibility to keep up to date with local issues.

Individual Parish Councillor Responsibilities

Members are allocated certain responsibilities. If you need to report matters of concern in the Parish please report them to the allocated Councillor who will assist you with your query or pass it on to the Parish Clerk.

Street Lighting - Daniel Mobley                                   

Highways - Daniel Mobley and Ian Hill

Police - Penny Steel and Ian Hill

Newsletter – Penny Steel                           

Planning - Owen Coop

Playing Area / Open Spaces – Ted Anderson 

Village Maintenance Issues in the Parish

From December 2017 the maintenance of the grass verges, tree trimming and other adhoc duties is covered by local workman Rob Flight. Please feel to highlight any issues or areas in the Parish that may need some attention. 

If you have any questions that you would like answered, or want to share any views with the Council or even spot any problems that need reporting in the Parish, please contact the Clerk  Mrs Shirley Wong in the first instance.

 

 

 

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