Neighbourhood Plan November 2018

Neighbourhood planning logo with drawn images of a tree, a house, a bridge, a car, a workplace and people, all in different coloursThere are a few key meetings coming up and it would help to get as many interested people together as is possible.

Thursday 15th November – 7pm Priory Room

Joint meeting with Parish Council to meet with Council Officers , first to discuss CIL how we can get it and spend it and maybe a little about how best to construct our Neighbourhood plan…..what will get us through hoops and on to referendum as quickly as possible. Jimmy will be drawing up a draft agenda and key questions.

walsham-le-willows-logoThursday 29th November – 7pm Priory Room

In the light of discussions (above) with Council Officers to discuss the best structure for our plan and the best process to achieve that. A key part of this is learning from what others are doing.  Take a look at the Mendlesham Plan online which is currently the only completed and live plan in Mid -Suffolk.  There are others.  If you have views on the neighbourhood plan, take a look and bring your thoughts on how to take the plan forward.

Thursday 24th of January

A meeting dedicated to exploring what the vision should be for the Village what the key building blocks of the Plan should be.  What are our ‘must haves’ and ‘won’t haves’?

Notice of Parish Councillor Vacancy

NOTICE OF VACANCY IN OFFICE OF COUNCILLOR
PARISH OF WALSHAM-LE-WILLOWS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
that a casual vacancy has arisen in the Office of Councillor for the Parish Council.

If by 2 October 2018 (14 working days after the date of this notice) a request for an election to fill the said vacancy is made in writing to the Returning Officer at Mid Suffolk District Council, Endeavour House, 8 Russell Road, Ipswich, IP1 2BX by TEN electors for the said Parish, an election will be held to fill the said vacancy. Otherwise the vacancy will be filled by co-option.
If an election is called, it will take place not later than 4 December 2018.

Dated 12 September 2018
Kevin Boardley
Proper Officer

NOTICE OF VACANCY – Parish Councillor

NOTICE OF VACANCY 

IN OFFICE OF COUNCILLOR

PARISH OF WALSHAM-LE-WILLOWS

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN

that a casual vacancy has arisen in the Office of Councillor for the Parish Council.

If by 31 July 2018 (14 working days after the date of this notice) a request for an election to fill said vacancy is made in writing to the Returning Officer at Mid Suffolk District Council, Endeavour House, 8 Russell Road, Ipswich, IP1 2BX by TEN electors for the said Parish, an election will be held to fill the said vacancy.

Otherwise the vacancy will be filled by co-option.

If an election is called, it will take place not later than 3 October 2018.

Dated 11 July 2018

Kevin Boardley, Proper Officer

Neighbourhood Plan Drop-In Event Success

walsham le willows neighbourhood plan 'working together' logoThe drop in event was a great success and the footfall and the numbers of people saying they wanted to be actively involved took the organisers by surprise.  The Chair, Phil Newby, has thanked everyone for contributing to the success of the event.  A truly brilliant result.

Suggestions collected on post-it notes around what may become the main strands of the plan, will now be transcribed and made available.  There were around 140 signatures in agreement with the Parish Boundary as the Plan Boundary which is more than statistically significant for Walsham.

An application will now be submitted by the via the Parish Clerk.  This will mean that the Walsham will then be recognised by the District Council as a Live Neighbourhood Plan Parish.

A Wash-Up meeting will be held on July 4th at 7pm in the Blue Boar.   On the agenda, as well as a drink, will be the picking of the winning entries from the  competition to create a Neighbourhood Plan logo (children from the village stepped up enthusiastically to this task) and to talk about how the working groups will be set up to run over the summer and how promotion will be organised for Garden’s Weekend.

Come and get involved, come along on Wednesday!

Parish Council Accounts 2017/18

graphic of people around meeting table in silhouetteThe Parish Council Accounts have been published for 2017/18

Please note: These accounts have been audited by the Council’s appointed internal auditor but have yet to be signed off by the external auditor so may yet be subject to change.

Section 1 Annual Governance Statement –  shows the statements made by Councillors to the auditor regard to there being a sound system of internal control.

Section 2 Annual Accounting Statements – statement of financial position to internal auditor for year ending 2017/18

Notice of Public Rights and Publication of Unaudited Annual Governance and Accountability Return – Notice given by Parish Clerk on dates for which inspection of the accounting records of the Council can be inspected and how this can be arranged.

Memorial Hall – Works Update

photograph showing the memorial hall works in progress, walls insulated and ceilings part insulated

Work in the hall is progressing very well and is currently running slightly ahead of schedule.  Insulation layers are being installed to each internal wall which will be about six inches thicker once the work is completed.

An initial stage payment representing 30% of the total project cost has now been made.  The three new windows have been ordered via the Parish Council and will be installed during the week commencing 6th November.  If work continues at this rate the hall may even be available again before Christmas!

Agenda and Minutes of Parish Council

image of three dimensional letters in blue each standing to form the word 'update' with and representation of the world globe to the leftThe Parish Council page now includes the latest agenda and the Minutes of each Parish Council meeting as they are published. 

black and white graphic black bold lines on white background representing writing on a page

Records of the Minutes going back to 2014 have been uploaded as have the Budget Reconciliation reports that are presented to Councillors at each meeting.  At the moment these go back to the beginning of the 2017/18 financial year.

All the documents are presented chronologically and in a searchable table.

 

Parish Council Annual Return 2017 Published

Annual Return for the Parish Council of Walsham-le-Willows has been published.

A paper copy has been placed on the Village Notice Board.

The accounts are now available for inspection by local electors.

Printed copies of the annual return are available for £1.50, please contact the Parish Clerk on 01359 259 794.

 

Parish Council Documents

graphic of people around meeting table in silhouetteThe Parish Council page has been updated to include a list of contacts for Councillors and Officers, agendas and minutes going back to January 2014, budget reconciliation reports back to April 2017, County and District Councillor Jessica Fleming’s reports to Parish Council (these need to be completed) and the policies and procedures to which the Parish Council works.