Parish Council Vacancy

CLOTTON HOOFIELD PARISH COUNCIL

CASUAL VACANCY

Notice of Vacancy in the Office of Parish Councillor

Notice is hereby given, pursuant to section 87(2) of the local Government Act 1972 that THREE (3) VACANCIES have been declared on the above Parish Council for Member to Represent Clotton Hoofield Parish.

Any ten electors in the area may call an election by writing to: the Returning Officer, Cheshire West and Chester Council, Council Office, 4 Civic Way, Ellesmere Port CH65 0BE; requesting that an election be held to fill the said vacancies, such request to be made within fourteen days (not counting Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays) from the date of this notice.

In the event of no election being called, the Parish Council will fill the vacancies by co-option.

Closing date for requesting an election will be 12th June.

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Part-time Clerk/ Responsible Financial Officer (RFO)

Vacancy

Part-time Clerk/ Responsible Financial Officer (RFO)

Clotton Hoofield Parish Council, is looking for a part-time clerk/RFO to work an average of 4 hours per week, including evening meetings (approximately 6 times a year).

The successful applicant will work from home, using a computer and telephone, and be the public’s primary point of contact with the council, carry out tasks as allocated by the council and maintain the council’s accounts.  Preferably, she/he will need to be computer literate, competent in managing finances and accounts, and well organised.  She/he will also need to have good communication skills.

Salary is SCP Point 25 -29 depending on experience.

Please submit your CV with a covering letter electronically, highlighting your relevant qualification, skills and experience to Richard Roberts    roberts.ro@aol.co.uk

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Richard Roberts on 07341270463.

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5th  June 2020.

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Parish Council AGM – Thursday 21st May at 7.00pm

The Annual General Meeting of Clotton Hoofield Parish Council will be held Thursday 21st May at 7:00pm by video conference.

To request access to the meeting please contact the clerk by Wednesday 20th May on clerk.clottonhoofieldpc@gmail.com

Agenda for 21st May AGM

Item 7 – Planning Register

Item 9a – Cashbook to date

 

PARISH COUNCIL MEETING UPDATE

“In accordance with the local authorities and police and crime panels (coronavirus) (flexibility of local authority and police and crime panel meetings) (England and Wales) regulations 2020, parish council meetings will be held virtually.

The parish council will be using video conferencing service to facilitate the meetings.

Members of the public are welcome to attend the virtual meetings as observers, but will need to provide their name and email address to the clerk at least 24 hours before the meeting commences.

This is to allow the joining details to be provided.  The clerk can be contacted on clerk.clottonhoofieldpc@gmail.com.

Full minutes of the meetings will be published as normal.”

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Message from the Parish Council – Re COVID-19 April 2020

To all residents of Clotton & Hoofield.

Dear Resident

We hope that this note finds you well and safe, Clotton Hoofield Parish Council would like to let you know that we are here to support the residents in these concerning times.

We appreciate that the Government has provided instruction and advice.  We also appreciate what the Government has put in place and will do more to support local communities.

However, if you need help that we can provide within the good instructions and advice we have received please ask.  Please also see overleaf information we have received from CWaC that you may find useful.

We are happy to assist anyone in isolation or with collection of medicines, vital shopping or a simple conversation. We are only as far away as a phone call.

Please don’t hesitate to email or phone any of the Parish Councillors listed below

Richard Roberts                 07341 270 463                   roberts.ro@aol.co.uk

Peter Manby                      07894 240 855                   petermanby@btconnect.com

Jane Nicholas                     07743 428 851                   janey.bean@icloud.com

If you would like to be added to the volunteer team to help with vulnerable residents of Clotton & Hoofield please let one of the above know.

Thanks for your support for this community effort.

Stay safe and healthy.

Clotton & Hoofield Parish Council

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Social Distancing – 19-03-2020

To find out more information please visit Cheshire West and Chester Council on:-

www.cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk/coronavirus

https://livewell.cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk/

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CWaC Launches dedicated support to those most in need of help with self-isolation – 31-03-2020

Date: 31 March 2020

Reference Number: 4452

Council launches dedicated support to those most in need of help with self-isolation

An emergency response for people living in west Cheshire has been launched to support those vulnerable groups at higher risk from serious complications as a result of COVID 19 infection.

The government is now advising people with the most serious underlying conditions to remain in strict isolation, to protect themselves and the NHS.  Councils across the country have now established local hubs, to support people to access food, medical supplies and social support. This has been achieved by co-ordinating work between front-line council and NHS staff, partner agencies, local and national businesses and volunteers. Over 1500 people have responded to Cheshire West and Chester’s call for a community response, to help ensure that physical distancing doesn’t need to mean social isolation.

People in the most vulnerable groups, based on their medical condition, are being contacted by the government, and referred onto help from their local council if they can’t meet their needs with the help of friends and families.  The first packages of support have now been received.

A wider group of local people may also need support to protect themselves from the virus.  Cheshire West and Chester Council have therefore launched a dedicated helpline 0300 123 7031 which will run 7 days a week from 8am to 7pm.   The helpline will provide advice and support, and where necessary make arrangements for food, medicines and social contact.  You can also email  enquiries@cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk

Louise Gittins, Leader of the Council said, “Whilst we understand that everyone now faces an enormous challenge from the unprecedented limitations put on our daily life by the Coronavirus outbreak, we need to focus our resources on supporting those members of our community who are vulnerable to serious medical complications as a result of infection from COVID 19.  We’ve had an inspiring reaction from individuals and businesses who want to help at this time of crisis. Our co-ordinated community response has already begun to ‘shield’ those of our residents who are most at risk, and we stand in solidarity and support for our most vulnerable residents at this challenging time.”

The Council has set up a Community Fund of £250,000 to help local causes as west Cheshire aims to fight COVID-19 together. This Community Fund will help new community initiatives when they are setting up, as well as those more established groups that will continue to provide valuable services during the fight against COVID-19.

More local information on ‘Coping at home with Coronavirus’ can be found at www.livewell.cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk.

The latest government advice on staying at home can be found here : https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/full-guidance-on-staying-at-home-and-away-from-others

ENDS

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Recycling Centres Closed – 31-03-2020

Household Waste Recycling Centres are closed

Cheshire West and Chester Council and its partners HM Martins have taken the decision to close all household waste recycling centres in the borough until further notice.

Residents are asked to keep bulky items, DIY waste and other waste they usually take to the recycling centre stored safely at home until the sites re open. Residents are asked not to put items out with the kerbside collections as they will not be collected.

 Dropping items outside a closed HWRC or on any public space will be classed as fly tipping.

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November Parish Council Meeting

The November meeting of Clotton Hoofield Parish Council will be held Thursday 21st November at 7:00 in Duddon Village Hall.

Agenda for Meeting 21st November 2019

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Clotton Hoofield Neighbourhood Plan Submission

Clotton and Hoofield Parish Council are delighted to say that the Neighbourhood Plan has been submitted to CWAC.

A link to the plan and supporting attachments can be found below.

We anticipate feedback in the next 4/6 weeks.

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Clotton Hoofield NDP Consultation

Dear Neighbours,

We are nearly at the end of the Regulation 14 process whereby we gain feedback on our draft neighbourhood plan.

We would like to thank all of you who have contributed so far to the process and to ask for those of you who have not yet provided feedback on this stage to please do so ASAP.

This is your chance to have a say in what your community will look like over the next 10 years. So please let us have your thoughts and ideas for inclusion in the Clotton Hoofield Neighbourhood Plan.

The quickest way to do this is by clicking on the link below to the online survey.

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/ClottonHoofieldNP

Other ways of getting in touch are detailed in the leaflet you received in the post.

To read the draft plan please click on the link here.

http://www.clottonhoofieldparishcouncil.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/CH-NDP-Frameworkdraft-March-2019.pdf

We look forward to hearing from you.

Best wishes,
The Clotton Hoofield Neighbourhood Plan Committee

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