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CO-OPTION VACANCY BREAGE PARISH COUNCIL

Breage Parish Council is looking to co-opt a Member to the Parish Council

The person co-opted must receive a majority of votes of those councillors present and voting at the meeting at which the co-option takes place. Parish Councillors are volunteers who give up their time to try and make the Parish a better place to live and work. They have a range of powers and duties over local facilities and make decisions, which affect Parishioner’s everyday lives. A Parish Council is a separate legal, corporate entity. First created by the Local Government Act of 1894 in most rural areas, the current consolidated legislation is that of 1972. Councillors are not paid and have to abide by a local government code of conduct and declare a personal or prejudicial interest if they have an interest in any matter under discussion at a parish council meeting. To appreciate what is involved in being a Parish Councilor you need to know what a Parish Council is, and what it can and cannot do. The Parish Council is nothing to do with the Church or the Diocese; nor is it a voluntary and community sector body. Your Parish Council is the local authority closest to the electorate.

The Parish Council may provide services for the local people. These range from recreation grounds and play areas, to cemeteries and allotments. There is a list of the activities that a Parish Council has the power to provide. Like any statutory body it can only do the things for which the law or any governing document gives a power.

The Parish Council has one particular asset that is extremely valuable – it has the ability to set a Precept, (sum of money), which is collected from all residents through the Council Tax system. With the right to levy a form of taxation come some duties. In particular there is a duty to behave in an ethical manner according to a Code of Conduct (declaring interests and leaving the room when likely to be prejudiced) and a duty to have the annual accounts subjected to audit under the aegis of the Audit Commission.

Training is available and support will be found from colleagues and the Clerk to the Council.

All elected Councilors retire after a four year term, but casual vacancies may well arise in the intervening period. The next full elections will be in May 2021.

To become a Parish Councillor you will need to be 18 years old or over on the day of your nomination and a British citizen, an eligible Commonwealth citizen or a citizen of any other member state of the European Union and meet at least one of the following four qualifications:

  1. be registered as a local government elector for the parish;
  2. have during the whole of the preceding twelve months occupied as owner or tenant, any land or premises in the parish;
  3. your principal or only place of work during the preceding twelve months has been in the parish;
  4. have during the whole of the preceding twelve months resided in the parish or within 4.8 km thereof.

Certain people are disqualified from becoming Councillors. You cannot be a candidate if you:

  • work for the Parish or hold paid office under the council which has the vacancy; or
  • are the subject of a bankruptcy restrictions order or interim order; or
  • have been sentenced to a term of imprisonment of three months or more (including a suspended sentence) without the option of a fine, in the past five years; or
  • have been disqualified under any enactment relating to corrupt or illegal practices.
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The Council meets on the first Tuesday of each month, apart from January and September when it is the second Tuesday,

and also on the Thursday before each Ordinary Parish Council Meeting to discuss and vote on planning and land use matters.

Should you be interested in this vacancy you must be sure that you are eligible to stand and then formally make application in writing to the Clerk giving some personal details: former work; committees; family; interests; how long you have been in the Parish; why you wish to be a Councillor, etc. You are welcome to do this by e-mail. This should be done by Thursday 21st March 2019. You will then be asked to attend the Parish Council meeting on Tuesday 2nd April, when a vote will be taken.

Mrs Carol Macleod

Clerk to Breage Parish Council

  01326 574781/07767165077 or breageparishcouncil@btconnect.com

Proposed Pengwedna Chicken Farm – PUBlic drop-in 26 february 2019

Public Drop-in

ENVIRONMENT AGENCY creating a better place for people and wildlife

Proposed Pengwedna Chicken Farm Published: Feb 2019

Review of permit application for egg laying chicken farm at Pengwedna Poultry Farm, Nancegollan

We will be holding a public drop-in at Nancegollan village hall on 26 February 2019 from 12pm to 7pm.

Environment Agency employees will be at the hall to explain the permit application process and our decisions to date. They will also explain what the permit does and does not cover along with what further issues and concerns that can and cannot be considered in the final stages of the decision-making process.

The environmental permit applied for relates to the control of emissions from the facility on the environment and people’s health.  It does not relate to issues such as the choice of location of the site, traffic movements to/from the site, visual impact, operating hours and light pollution.

Copies of the application documents can be seen online at:

https://consult.environment-agency.gov.uk/psc/tr13-0az-richland-foods-limited/  

or in hard copy at:

The Environment Agency

Sir John Moore House

Victoria Square

Bodmin

PL31 1EB

NOTICE OF VACANCY

Local Government Act 1972

BREAGE PARISH COUNCIL

NOTICE OF VACANCY

IN OFFICE OF PARISH COUNCILLOR

1. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Section 87(2) of the Local Government Act 1972 that KAREN LA BORDE has ceased to be a member of Breage Parish Council and that a casual vcacancy exists on the Council.

2. If, within 14 days (excluding Saturdays, Sundays, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Good Friday and Bank Holidsys) after the date of this Notice, a request for an election to fill the said vacancy is made in writing to the Returning Officer of Cornwall Council at the Council Offices, St Austell Information Service, 39 Penwinnick Road, St Austell PL25 5DR (phone 01209 614373) by TEN (or more) electors for the said Parish an election will be held to fill the vacancy.

3. If the Returning Officer receives fewer than ten written requests for an election by 14th February 2019 the Parish Council will fill the vacancy by co-option.

DATED this 25th day of January 2019

(Signed)   C L Macleod

Clerk to the Parish Council

Mrs Carol Macleod

Clerk to Breage Parish Council

Parish Rooms, Breage, Helston, Cornwall TR13 9DP

ELECTION OF PARISH COUNCILLOR

Cornwall Council Election of a Councillor Thursday, 24 January 2019

The following is a statement as to the persons nominated for election as a Councillor for

Breage Parish Council

STATEMENT AS TO PERSONS NOMINATED

 

The following persons have been nominated:

 

 

Candidate’s Names Address Description Decision of Returning Officer that Nomination Paper is invalid or other reason why a person nominated no longer stands

nominated

Jackie

BURCHELL

Elysian Fields Main Road Ashton Helston Cornwall TR13 9SD Cornish Independent  

 

 

The persons opposite whose names no entry is made in the last column have been and stand validly nominated.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DATED:  27 December 2018                                                                                                                           Kate Kennally

Returning Officer

 

Printed and Published by Kate Kennally, Cornwall Council, Council Offices, 39 Penwinnick Road, St Austell. PL25 5DR

NOTICE OF AN ELECTION FOR A PARISH COUNCILLOR BREAGE PARISH COUNCIL

Notice of election – Breage PC – 24 January 2019 (2)

Please Click on link above to see the Notice of  Election 24 January 2019

and details for obtaining Nomination Papers and submitting Nomination Papers should you wish to stand as a Candidate

Post and proxy details are also shown on the notice.

The last day and time for nomination is 27 December at 4.00 p.m.

Polling Day will be 24 January 2019.

The election is for one Councillor.

CHRISTMAS LIGHTS SWITCH-ONS IN BREAGE PARISH 2018

 

ASHTON

Switch-on for Ashton Christmas Lights will be on Friday 7th December 2018 at the Lion and Lamb at 6.30 p.m. Mince pies,             mulled wine and music, Christmas Raffle and there will be a visit from Father Christmas.

 

BREAGE

Switch-on for Christmas Lights will start at Willavean, Higher Road on Saturday 8th December with Procession led by Breage Band at 6.30 p.m. with Father Christmas and his sleigh. Lights blessed and switched on by Revd Penny Prince. Minced pies and mulled wine served in Breage Church plus seasonal music. Burgers and Hot Dogs with topping available outside the Queens Arms.  Live music from Bt experience from 7:30 p.m. at the Queens Arms and at Breage Social Club Aaron Williams Entertainer and Singer will be there from 4 to 10.00 p.m.

 

GODOLPHIN

Godolphin Cross Christmas Lights celebration is on Saturday 15th December from 6.30 to 8.30 p.m. at The Old Chapel, with Lights switch-on at 7.30p.m. There will be Godolphin School Choir, Breage & District Silver Band and a small bar, offering suitably seasonal refreshments, mulled wine and mince pies.

 

NOTICE OF VACANCY BREAGE PARISH COUNCILLOR

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT 1972

BREAGE PARISH COUNCIL

NOTICE OF VACANCY

IN OFFICE OF PARISH COUNCILLOR

 

1. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Section 87(2) of the Local Government Act 1972 that CAROLE RASHLEIGH has ceased to be a member of Breage Parish Council and that a casual vacancy exists on the Council.

 

2. If within 14 days (excluding Saturdays, Sundays, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Good Friday and Bank Holidays) after the date of this Notice, a request is made in writing to the Returning Officer of Cornwall Council at the Council Offices, St Austell Information Service, 39 Penwinnick Road, St Austell PL25 5DR (phone 01209 614373) by TEN (or more) electors for the said Parish an election will be held to fill the vacancy.

 

3. If the Returning Officer receives fewer than ten written requests for an election by 28th  November 2018 the Parish Council will fill the vacancy by co-option.

 

Dated this 8th day of November 2018

(Signed) C L Macleod

Clerk to the Parish Council

Mrs Carol Macleod  Clerk to Breage Parish Council Parish Rooms Breage Helston Cornwall TR13 9PD

UPDATE PADDINGTON TRAINS

Network Rail have repaired much of the damage and we are operating almost a full service this morning.  There are still some restrictions on our all electric fleet, and this could mean some changes for London and Thames Valley local services this afternoon as Network Rail work to complete the repair.

Long distance services into London Paddington from Wales, Bristol, the Cotswolds and the South West should not be affected.  We will keep our website, www.gwr.com, up to date with any new developmen

Hitachi and Network Rail continue to investigate the root cause of the incident and we wait to hear their findings.

 

Mark Hopwood | Managing Director | Great Western Railway
Milford House | Swindon | Wiltshire | SN1 1HL
E: mark.hopwoodGWR-MD@GWR.com |

 

NO TRAINS between Paddington & Reading

You may have heard that we are not currently able to run trains between London Paddington and Reading.  This follows damage to the overhead electric wires at Ealing by a test train operated by Hitachi Rail Europe yesterday evening – it was not in passenger service.

Network Rail have worked through the night, but need more time to safely repair and recommission the overhead wires.    They expect to be able to re-open two of the four lines into Paddington around midday. Disruption will however continue throughout the day.

We are therefore operating a reduced long distance service and there will be no local services between Reading and Paddington until lines re-open.  We are advising customers not to travel unless absolutely necessary and to check carefully before setting out.

For those who do need to travel we have arranged for GWR tickets to be accepted on London Waterloo services (change at Reading) or services to London Marylebone and our tickets are valid on South Western Railway, Chiltern Railways, Virgin Trains, West Midlands Railway and Transport for Wales services.  Customers between Reading and London can also use TfL underground and bus service

I am sorry for the very difficult start to the day for our customers.  We will be working with Network Rail and Hitachi to understand what happened and will do all we can to get the lines opened as quickly as possibl

All the latest information will be on our website www.gwr.com and will be regularly updating traditional and social media outlets

Mark Hopwood | Managing Director | Great Western Railway
Milford House | Swindon | Wiltshire | SN1 1HL
E: mark.hopwoodGWR-MD@GWR.com |