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Owing to the resignation of Mr. William Baker a vacancy has arisen for the role of councillor on Farnham Royal Parish Council. The notice of vacancy has been put up today and a copy is below.
Unless a poll is called for within 14 working days the Council will fill the vacancy by co-option.
The Council now has three vacancies and if you wish to stand as a councillor or would like to know more about the positions please contact the Clerk on 01753 648497 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The latest Council meeting was held on 30th July 2018 and a summary of the items discussed together with the minutes will be uploaded to the website shortly.
The Parish Council have appointed a new Clerk – Mrs. Judith Hall – who starts on 23rd July 2018. If you wish to contact the Parish Council then please contact the Clerk in the usual way:-
Email : email@example.com
Tel: 01753 648497
Office address: First Floor Sherriff House The Broadway Farnham Common SL2 3QH
We wish Judith all the best in her new role – which is a very varied and demanding one – and we are sure you will find her an excellent and approachable Clerk. The ancient title of Clerk often misleads people into thinking the role is an admin, clerical or secretarial one and it includes all these but it is so much more. The Clerk maintains democratic standards and provides professional advice to councillors as well as being the only executive and finance officer who has to implement all decisions taken by the Council. She is also the main contact for all Council business. If you have any concerns at all about the Parish Council or the services it provides please do not hesitate to get in touch with Judith who is best placed to resolve issues – ideally before they escalate!
We have to say goodbye to Hilda who has been our Clerk for the last 9 years or so. We also wish Hilda well as she moves towards semi-retirement and thank her for her sterling work in providing a professional service for our parishioners to date.
Owing to the resignations of Mrs. Vicky Thompson and Mr. Trevor Clapp, two vacancies have arisen for the role of councillors on Farnham Royal Parish Council. The notice of vacancies has been put up today and a copy is below.
Unless a poll is called for by midnight on 18th July then the Council is free to appoint/ co-opt new members at its meeting on 30th July. if you wish to stand as a councillor or would like to know more about the positions please contact the Locum Clerk on T. 01753 648497 or email. firstname.lastname@example.org
At our meeting on 25th June the resignations of Mr. Clapp as Chairman and as a Councillor and the resignation of Mrs. Thompson were reluctantly accepted and Mr. Paul Rowley agreed to take on the role of Chairman. The minutes can be found elsewhere on this website.
Progress was made in taking steps towards a referendum on the reinstatement of the first free half hour’s parking at the Broadway car park and a voting form will be sent out with the next copy of the Magazine in September. It was agreed to keep the public toilets open at an increased cost to the Council levied by SBDC.
The Annual Return and Accounts for 2017/18 were approved and have been submitted to the external auditors. Notices have bee put up that the public have a right to inspect them. please see below:-
The Parish Council Clerk has a central role in the work of the Council. The post is full time (but there might be some flexibility for the right candidate) in the Parish Council office in Farnham Common including approximately 12 evening meetings per annum. The primary role of the Clerk is to ensure compliance with the regulatory requirements of this local government body and to manage the assets of and the services provided by the Parish Council. The Clerk is the Proper Officer and Responsible Financial Officer of the Council. The Clerk reports to the Council. A salary of between £28,000 and £35,000 depending on experience will be paid plus a pension.
Ideally applicants should have relevant experience but training will be available if required.
The successful applicant would be self motivated with good communication and IT skills. A job description can be obtained by emailing email@example.com or by phoning on 01753 648497. The closing date for applications is 29th June 2018
The Parish Plan has now been published and circulated. This is not a planning document but follows on from a public consultation and sets out the aspirations of the Council for how to improve the amenities and local conditions for our residents. Please see a copy in the link below:-
Parish Plan 2018
Our annual meeting took place on Monday 21st May at Farnham Common Village Hall. Trevor Clapp was re-appointed as chairman. Grants were made to the organisers of the Big Picnic and to FCSC demolish the groundsman’s sheds. FCSC are also considering putting up new signage and will be consulting neighbours about this shortly.Please read the draft minutes of this meeting elsewhere on this website.
If you have an interest in Neighbourhood Planning for our Parish then please see the planning page of this website where notes taken at the public meetings on 17th April and 22nd May are available to read.