Please find attached information about the Parish Council Elections to be held on 2nd May. It contains details for those wishing to be nominated to become a councillor and also those who need to register to vote in the elections.
Please come along and enjoy the beautiful plant and flower exhibits. All are welcome to hear our expert speaker, Barry Newman,
talk at 3.30 pm on the Modern Vegetable Garden to get inspiration to grow your own. This event is free to members and non-members.
Membership forms are available in the Rawson Hall cafe for those of you who would like to join and start out with the more informal Spring Show. It’s all easier than you might think.
UK Power Networks has extra staff on hand to deal with the impact of Storm Gareth. Call 105 to report a power cut and visit https://www.ukpowernetworks.co.uk/storm-centre-prepare or message @UKPowerNetworks on Twitter. #stormgareth #ukpnnews
Do you, or someone you know, need extra support during a power cut? @UKPowerNetworks provides free services to vulnerable customers. Visit https://www.ukpowernetworks.co.uk/power-cut/priority-services-register for more information. #stormgareth #ukpnnews
The Calor Rural Community Fund has returned for 2019, bigger and better than before!
Home energy provider, Calor, is offering deserving community projects the chance to win a total of 21 grants, with prize pots ranging from £1,000 to £5,000.
Rural communities off the mains gas grid can now submit their projects for funding, with previous winners including playground and village hall refurbishments, instruments for music banks and equipment for sports clubs.
Now, Calor is encouraging anyone who thinks their project may be eligible to come forward and submit an application for consideration to this year’s fund.
Please find the Calor Rural Community Fund leaflet below.
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This year’s Calor Rural Community Fund is now open for applications and will close on 29th April 2019. To find out how you can take part, please visit our Calor Rural Community Fund website.
HOUSEHOLD AND GARDEN WASTE
There will be 2 vehicles for collections at the Rawson Hall car park in The Street on the following date. One is for household waste (no items that can be recycled please) and one for garden waste.
Sunday 14th April 2019 from 10.00am – 12.00 midday
The following items cannot be taken at Mobile Waste Collections:
- Electrical items
- Rubble & Hardcore (e.g. paving stones, gravel, concrete, bricks, tiles
- Items such as ceramic baths & shower trays, toilet pans & sinks
- Gas canisters
- Paint pots with any contents
Full details at http://www.recycleforwestsussex.org/recycling-sites
Collections are no longer paid for by WSCC so will be funded by the parish council. Please support the use of this service if you’d like it to continue and encourage others to use it too. Further collections will only take place if it is well used.
NOTICE IS hereby given that in pursuance of the provisions of Section 14(2) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act, 1984, as amended, the use of (and parking on) Cross Colwood Lane, Bolney from junction with Spronketts Lane to the junction Colwood Lane with works taking place outside Chatesgrove is temporarily prohibited from 25/03/19 at 08:00 until 28/03/19 at 17:00
The restriction will be in place 24hrs
This closure is necessary to allow South East Water to replace a stop tap in the carriageway
Emergency vehicle, Residential and Pedestrian access will be maintained at all times
The alternative route for traffic will be signed via Spronketts Lane, Cowfold Road, Foxhole Lane and vice versa
This restriction will be effective for a maximum of 5 days from the start date given above
Any queries about the effect of the closure on traffic using the highway please contact West Sussex County Council on 01243 642105
Any queries about the works please contact South East Water – 07807 830185
Are you concerned about your local area?
Do you want to represent the views of local people?
Do you want to contribute your business or personal skills and expertise?
Are you passionate about services provided to your community?
Then stand for election to become a Councillor on your Local Council!
What will I do if elected?
• Raise matters that the Council can consider and formally decide to take action about at meetings
• Attend Council meetings
• Make informed contributions which influence the debate on the business that needs to be decided at those meetings
• Participate in the Council’s decision making process, which in itself is subject to strict rules and guidelines
• Represent the Council externally
From Local Councils Explained by Meera Tharmaarajah Solicitor for the National Association of Local Councils
• A Councillor’s normal term of office is 4 years
• He/She is the holder of a Public Office and not a volunteer
• The main job of a councillor is to participate in the collective decision making processes of the Council
• He/She has no authority to make decisions about Council business on their own.
• A Local Council may arrange insurance cover to indemnity its councillors against liability resulting from them being representatives of the Council
• A councillor’s financial and certain other interests in Council business must be transparent
• He/she is subject to obligations set out in the Code of Conduct adopted by the Council
• Information about councillors is available in the Council’s publication scheme
• The first business of the Council’s annual meeting is the election of its Chairman.
• Most Councils appoint a Vice Chairman, but this is optional
• The normal term of office for the Chairman and Vice Chair is one year.
So, what are you waiting for?
Advice is always available regarding becoming a councillor. Contact your local council today to find out more!
Bolney Parish Council is calling on residents, passionate about their community to stand in the local elections in 2019.
What do councillors do?
Councillors are the champions of their community and give residents a voice on the decisions the council makes. Becoming a councillor will allow you to make a real difference in your community by engaging with residents, local groups and businesses to find out their needs; making decisions on which services and projects the council should take forward; and getting involved locally to ensure the services are meeting your community’s needs.
How long does it take?
The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) Local Councillor Census Survey found that councillors put aside, on average, three hours a week for council work. This often includes attending meetings, engaging with residents and speaking on behalf of the council to other bodies.
Can I stand?
There are only a few rules to stand for election. You must be:
• A British citizen, or a citizen of the Commonwealth, or the European Union
• 18 years of age or older
• Live in an area that is served by a local council
How can I get involved?
Contact Debbie Thomas; firstname.lastname@example.org or 01444 230711 to find out more or visit www.nalc.gov.uk/elections