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Vacancies on the Parish Council

posted by Robert Cowley

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that there are currently five vacancies in the Office of Councillor for South Cerney Parish Council.

The Parish Council is able to fill the vacancies by co-option, rather than a formal election process.

If you are interested in serving as a Parish/Town Councillor, you will need to submit an expression of interest by 5.00 p.m. on Wednesday 5th June 2019.  Supporting statements are encouraged, on no more than one side of A4, detailing why you would be interested in becoming a Parish Councillor. 

Expressions of interest should be submitted to Robert Cowley, the Clerk of the Parish Council, at 3 Broadway Lane, South Cerney, Cirencester, GL7 5UH, or by email to clerk@southcerney.org.uk.

Candidates are reminded that, to be eligible for co-option on to the Parish Council, they must satisfy the standard election qualification criteria.  Please contact Cotswold District Council’s Elections Team if you need any guidance on this aspect (telephone 01285 623000 or e-mail elections@cotswold.gov.uk).

It is hoped that the co-option will be dealt with at the Parish Council’s next Meeting, which is to be held at 7.30pm on Wednesday 12th June 2019, at the Committee Room at the Village Hall in School Lane.

Robert Cowley

Clerk to the Parish Council

Tel: 07983 202015, Email: clerk@southcerney.org.uk

Vacancies on the Parish Council

posted by Robert Cowley

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that there are currently five vacancies in the Office of Councillor for South Cerney Parish Council.

The Parish Council is able to fill the vacancies by co-option, rather than a formal election process.

If you are interested in serving as a Parish/Town Councillor, you will need to submit an expression of interest by 5.00 p.m. on Wednesday 5th June 2019.  Supporting statements are encouraged, on no more than one side of A4, detailing why you would be interested in becoming a Parish Councillor. 

Expressions of interest should be submitted to Robert Cowley, the Clerk of the Parish Council, at 3 Broadway Lane, South Cerney, Cirencester, GL7 5UH, or by email to clerk@southcerney.org.uk.

Candidates are reminded that, to be eligible for co-option on to the Parish Council, they must satisfy the standard election qualification criteria.  Please contact Cotswold District Council’s Elections Team if you need any guidance on this aspect (telephone 01285 623000 or e-mail elections@cotswold.gov.uk).

It is hoped that the co-option will be dealt with at the Parish Council’s next Meeting, which is to be held at 7.30pm on Wednesday 12th June 2019, at the Committee Room at the Village Hall in School Lane.

Robert Cowley

Clerk to the Parish Council

Tel: 07983 202015, Email: clerk@southcerney.org.uk

Vacancies on the Parish Council

posted by Robert Cowley

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that there are currently five vacancies in the Office of Councillor for South Cerney Parish Council.

The Parish Council is able to fill the vacancies by co-option, rather than a formal election process.

If you are interested in serving as a Parish/Town Councillor, you will need to submit an expression of interest by 5.00 p.m. on Wednesday 5th June 2019.  Supporting statements are encouraged, on no more than one side of A4, detailing why you would be interested in becoming a Parish Councillor. 

Expressions of interest should be submitted to Robert Cowley, the Clerk of the Parish Council, at 3 Broadway Lane, South Cerney, Cirencester, GL7 5UH, or by email to clerk@southcerney.org.uk.

Candidates are reminded that, to be eligible for co-option on to the Parish Council, they must satisfy the standard election qualification criteria.  Please contact Cotswold District Council’s Elections Team if you need any guidance on this aspect (telephone 01285 623000 or e-mail elections@cotswold.gov.uk).

It is hoped that the co-option will be dealt with at the Parish Council’s next Meeting, which is to be held at 7.30pm on Wednesday 12th June 2019, at the Committee Room at the Village Hall in School Lane.

Robert Cowley

Clerk to the Parish Council

Tel: 07983 202015, Email: clerk@southcerney.org.uk

Upper Up car park re-surfacing

posted 8 Apr 2019, 01:46 by Robert Cowley   [ updated 8 Apr 2019, 01:46 ]

Re-surfacing work in the Upper Up car park will take place on Tuesday 9th April.  As a JCB and other machinery will be in use and access will be required to the whole area, the car park will be closed from Monday evening (8th April) until Tuesday evening (9th April).  We apologise for any inconvenience.

Notice of Uncontested Parish Council Election on 2nd May 2019

posted 4 Apr 2019, 13:35 by Robert Cowley

The list of nominated candidates duly elected uncontested on 2nd May 2019 to South Cerney Parish Council may be downloaded below.

CDC Press Release: Have your say on Council Tax support scheme

posted 25 Sep 2018, 06:59 by Robert Cowley

Each year Cotswold District Council has to decide whether to make changes to the administration of its council tax support scheme for working age people on a low income in the Cotswolds.  This year we are consulting on possible changes to the scheme from 1 April 2019 which would completely exempt our poorest residents from Council Tax payments. In other words, the maximum amount of Council Tax discount will now be100%.

Changes being proposed include:

·         Introducing a banded scheme which would see a simple flat rate percentage discount awarded, depending on a person’s total weekly ‘net’ income

·         For the purposes of calculating weekly income, the Council would ignore all child maintenance payments

Changes proposed will have no impact for those in vulnerable groups or those in receipt of a state pensions.

Comment now on changes to our Council Tax payments - see https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/XX32B2P

The deadline for comments is midnight on Friday 9 November. 

 

Since 2013/14 the funding received from central government to support the local working age scheme has continued to reduce in line with other central funding cuts and is expected to continue to reduce over the coming year.

The Council Tax Reduction Scheme was introduced in April 2013, replacing Council Tax benefits and is part of the Government’s major overhaul of the welfare system. 

Following this round of consultation, CDC councillors will consider a report before deciding on any changes to the current scheme.

South Cerney Neighbourhood Plan

posted 17 Sep 2018, 02:18 by Robert Cowley

The initial informal publication of the South Cerney Neighbourhood Plan has been delayed as some fine-tuning is required.  It will be published in due course.  Thank you for your patience.

A419 Temporary Road Closure - 19th September

posted 15 Aug 2018, 03:54 by Robert Cowley   [ updated 15 Aug 2018, 06:04 ]

Please be advised of the following temporary road closure:

 

A419 Swindon Road, Preston

  This road will be closed (as per the downloadable notice below), on the 19th September 2018, 07:00  - 19:00 hours, to allow Amey, working on behalf of Gloucestershire County Council, to carry out essential carriageway maintenance.  If you require any further information regarding this closure, please contact the Highways office on 08000 514514.

"Community Governance Review" - letter from Cotswold District Council

posted 1 Aug 2018, 08:04 by Robert Cowley

Residents will have recently received a letter from CDC regarding a Community Governance Review which proposes to remove the warding arrangements for South Cerney Parish Council.

The current arrangement (brought in at the election in 2015), splits the Parish into two wards along the ward boundaries of the district council.  This means that three Parish Councillors represent one ward (rural), and eight Parish Councillors represent the other ward (village).  Parish Councillors may only be nominated by residents of the ward they wish to represent - e.g. Cllr Mrs Tunbridge of Berry Farm in Silver Street and Cllr Blackford of Cerney Wick are in the rural ward, and could not be nominated by residents of Broadway Lane, which is in the village ward.

The Parish Council regarded this "division" as arbitrary, unwanted and unnecessary, and (along with a number of other Parishes in the district) requested that these warding arrangements be removed so that all Parish Councillors represent the whole Parish - which was the arrangement before 2015.  CDC's required consultation is the result of the Parish Council's request, and on this occasion at least, they have listened to the Parish Council.

Upper Up Composting Site CLOSED

posted 17 Jul 2018, 05:19 by Robert Cowley

Due to a large accumulation of material, and the shredder awaiting repairs, the composting site at Upper Up is now CLOSED until further notice for large woody material.  Small, soft green material will still be accepted, however.  Thank-you. 

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