Notice is hereby given of two vacancies among the members of Bainton & Ashton Parish Council following the resignation of Councillors Graham Fletcher and Richard Harris and anyone eligible is invited to apply for co-option.
Co-option will take place at the next Parish Council meeting, which begins at 7.30pm on Tuesday 2nd July 2019. Please see the council’s co-option policy at www.baintonandashtonlocalcouncil.org.uk/download/co-option-notice/ for the full details of the procedure we will follow.
Anyone wishing to be considered for co-option should apply to the Clerk as soon as possible and no later than midnight on Monday 1st July 2019, giving a short summary (300 words max) of why they wish to be a councillor and what attributes and skills they can bring to the role.
The retirement of Graham Fletcher as Councillor and Chair of Bainton and Ashton Parish Council.
Graham announced his retirement at the end of the Annual Meeting on 7th May. This marks the end of 10 years of dedicated, solid, distinguished, unfaltering service to our community in the BAPC chair during which time he missed just one council meeting. Outside the regular statutory meetings, Graham’s incredible personal contribution utilising sizeable portions of his own time, thought, energy and his sheer physical effort cannot be overstated. We thank him most sincerely on behalf of all parishioners for having our villages at the very top of his priority list all these years. Graham, Bainton and Ashton Parish Council will miss you but we wish you a long and happy future life in Bainton.
Richard Harris retired on 9th April after more than 10 years serving as a parish councillor latterly as vice chairman.
Richard’s contribution to the working council has been absolutely tremendous and is much appreciated. We thank him wholeheartedly and wish him a happy “council retirement”.
We hope residents will find this web site informative and useful as a source of information for matters relevant to the operations of the local council and the running of the village.
Parish Councils are not connected, as many think, to the church. They are the lowest level of Government providing local contact with residents and liaising with district and city councils.
The members of the council are volunteers and unpaid but still perform a valuable and important role in the running of villages and communities.
Not all communities or villages are part of a parish, although under English law any community may apply to become a parish.
Elsewhere in the web site the various powers and duties of the Parish Council are described for your information.