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Co-option Vacancy for a Breage Parish Councillor

BREAGE PARISH COUNCIL – Parish Councillor Co-option Vacancy

 

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

 

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

All elected Councillors retire after the four year term that began in May 2017 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.

 

Should you be interested in this vacancy you must be sure you are eligible to stand and then

formally make application in writing to the Clerk, giving some personal details: former work, interests, how long you’ve 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 Monday 23 October 2017.

 

Further details from:

Mrs Carol Macleod

Clerk to Breage Parish Council

Parish Rooms, Breage, HELSTON, TR13 9PD

01326 574781/07767165077 or breageparishcouncil@bt

NOMINATE YOUR LOCAL PO/SHOP/PUB FOR The Countryside Alliance Awards ( Rural Oscars)

 

 

Countryside Alliance Awards 2017

Get involved and support your local rural businesses

                          

                          

The Countryside Alliance Awards, also known as the ‘Rural Oscars’, are THE rural business awards to win, and give a voice and platform to the best of our produce, enterprise, heritage and communities and we would like you to get involved to help generate nominations and support your local businesses.

                      

The Rural Oscars are diverse, highly coveted and a great morale boost to those in the running. They were borne of a desire to give a voice and a platform to rural businesses and to acknowledge the efforts of thousands of unsung heroes who routinely go above and beyond the call of duty for their communities. The Countryside Alliance had long felt the many “doom and gloom” tales of rural decline in the media did not accurately reflect the spirit of rural people and their desire to protect our landscapes and communities for future generations.

                      

Nominated by the public, the Awards recognise and honour those who routinely go the extra mile for their community. Nominations are open from now until 13 November 2017. Winners will be announced in Spring 2018 at the grand final at the House of Lords.

 

           

The five categories are:

           

  • Local Food/Drink – Have they put the community on the map via the quality and diversity of local produce being sold?
  • Village Shop/ Post Office – Are they the cornerstone of the village and breathed life into the community and local economy?
  • Butcher – Is traditional butchery at the heart of the enterprise or have they brought a modern twist to this ancient skill?
  • Rural Enterprise – Is this business a growing asset to its community and making a real contribution?
  • Pub – Would winning this competition reward a really special enterprise and tell a positive story about rural life while championing local food and drink?

 

 

Champions are chosen by a panel which is chaired by Countryside Alliance Chief Executive and also includes the Daily Telegraph’s Philip Johnston, The Farmers Guardian’s Emma Penny, Peter Gott of Sillfield Farm and William Sitwell, Waitrose Food Editor, MasterChef critic and award-winning author.

              

It would be fantastic if you felt able to support these Awards by promoting them on your website, through your social media channels or via any newsletters you have. When tweeting about the Awards please use the hashtag #ruraloscars. You can meet last year’s winners, or email awards@countryside-alliance.org or 020 7840 9340 for more information.

            

The benefits these awards afford cannot be overestimated, and those who have won have told us of the positive impact their recognition has had on everyone they know as well as bringing a boost to their business.

                      

We hope you feel able to support them and put your local rural businesses on the map.

 

BREAGE PARISH COUNCIL 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 CHRISTINE TOMS 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 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 One-Stop Shop, 39 Penwinnick Road, St Austell PL25 5DR (phone 01209 614195) 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 25th September 2017 the Parish Council will fill the vacancy by co-option.

 

DATED this 5th day of September 2017

(signed) C L Macleod

Clerk to the Parish Council

Mrs Carol Macleod

Clerk to Breage Parish Council

Parish Rooms

Breage

Helston

Cornwall

TR13 9PD

16th Carleen & District Annual Village Show


Saturday 9th September 2017

at

CARLEEN VILLAGE HALL

TR13 9QP

Doors open at 2.45 p.m.

To be opened at 3.00 p.m. by Mr Tony Woodhams and

prizes to be presented at 4.30 p.m. by Mrs Carole Higginson

Schedules available from the Show Secretary:

Mr Hibbit 01736 763237

or the Chairman: Mrs Treloar 01736 752314

or at Breage Post Office or Carleen Village Hall

ENTRIES TO BE SENT TO THE SECRETARY

BY WEDNESDAY 6TH SEPTEMBER

ADMISSION: £1 – CHILDREN FREE

REFRESHMENTS WILL BE AVAILABLE

Annual Parish Meeting Breage Parish Council 16 May 2017 6.30 p.m.

 There will be an Annual Parish Meeting held in the Parish Rooms, Breage at 6.30 p.m. on Tuesday 16 May 2017

You are invited to attend and give your comments and ask questions.

AGENDA

 

THIS IS AN OPEN MEETING AND CAN BE ATTENDED BY ANY MEMBER OF THE PUBLIC WHO MAY SPEAK IF THEY WISH TO DO SO.

HOWEVER, SHOULD A VOTE BE TAKEN ON ANY MATTER RAISED, ONLY THOSE ON THE ELECTORAL ROLL FOR BREAGE PARISH MAY VOTE.

  1. FIRE EVACUATION PROCEDURE
  1. CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES OF THE ANNUAL PARISH MEETING HELD ON 3 MAY 2016
  1. CHAIRMAN’S REPORT FOR THE YEAR 2016/2017
  1. FINANCIAL REPORT FOR THE YEAR 2016/2017
  1. COMMENTS AND QUESTIONS FROM ELECTORS

Breage Parish Council CO-OPTION VACANCY

 BREAGE PARISH COUNCIL

VACANCY

11 Members having been elected uncontested

for 2017 – 2021:

Tony Ackland; Howard Bradford; Simon Caddick; Trevor Coleman; Phil Darby; Karen La Borde; Chris Ralph; Carole Rashleigh; Christine Toms; Tony Woodhams and Rose Wyvern Batt

there is now one

Councillor co-option vacancy

Applicants please contact

The Clerk for details

Mrs Carol Macleod

01326 574781/07767165077

breageparishcouncil@btconnect.com

Parish Rooms, Breage, HELSTON. TR13 9PD

Closing Date 9th May 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

26 March 2017 Network Rail electrification Great Western mainline between Reading and Paddington

You may have heard that additional improvement work will take place between Reading and Paddington this Sunday, 26 March.   This will allow Network Rail to complete a key piece of work for the electrification of the Great Western mainline.

This means significant changes to London Paddington rail services throughout Sunday morning.

Services will operate normally after 1300 and we are encouraging customers to switch to later journeys.  To help with that we will accept fixed train tickets on services running later in the day.

Full details of the changes are on our website www.GWR.com/26March

As this work was not in Network Rail’s original programme, we have not been able to give customers as much notice as usual.

I would reiterate that this applies only to Sunday morning services; travel after 1300 is unaffected.

Mark Hopwood | Managing Director | Great Western Railway

Travelling to/from West of England

An hourly train service will run between the West of England and Reading. Passengers for London should change at Reading for a connecting bus service to Heathrow for train services into the capital. Tickets will be accepted.

Travelling to England vs Lithuania at Wembley Stadium

Fans travelling to Wembley should travel after 1300 if possible.

 

 

PARISH COUNCIL ELECTIONS TO BE HELD ON Thursday 4th May 2017

Could you be a Breage Parish Councillor who will be elected on 4th May  to take a lead in providing services in your community?

A Councillor …..who me?

To be a local Councillor you must be at least 18 and a British Commonwealth or European Citizen. You also need to be a local elector or have lived, worked or owned a property in the parish for at least a year.

Why would I want to be a Councillor?

People stand for election for many reasons:

  • To speak on behalf of the local community and help local peopl
  • To contribute professional skills to their community
  • To shape the future of their local community

Councillors play a vital role in shaping and directing the effectiveness of local services for the benefit of local people. They work with public, private and charitable bodies to improve their community.

The role of Councillor is vital in the local community. Your counsil is the voice and champion of the parish.

All Council seats are up for election once every four years. Now is the perfect time to consider standing for election to your local Council as all your Council’s 12 seats are up for election on 4th May.

How do I get elected?

The elections for local councillors  will take place across the County on 4th May 2017.

If you are interested you should apply for a nomination pack from: The Electoral Services Office, Cornwall Council, Room 11, 39 Penwinnick Road, ST AUSTELL, PL25 5DR. Tel: 01579 341234.

The pack will be sent to you direct.

Completed papers must be returned by the appropriate Deputy Returning Officer as stated in the nomination pack by no later than 4.00 p.m. on 4 April 2017. There are set places, days and times to do this.

Please contact the Parish Clerk if you have any queries or would like more details: 01326 574781 breageparishcouncil@btconnect.com

I do not wish to be a Parish Councillor

How do I find out more about the people who will be standing so that I can choose how I should vote?

You may contact the current Parish Councillors to see who will be applying to stand. Their details are under Councillors on the Breage Parish Council website breagepc.org.uk  or contact the Clerk.

If other parishioners apply they will be listed on the notice board on 25th April.

DAFFODIL BULBS

Thank you to whoever left the daffodil bulbs outside the Parish Rooms’ gate at Breage. They will be potted and displayed at the Parish Rooms.

If this was in error please contact the Clerk.