Parish Council Meetings during the COVID-19 crisis
As you are aware gatherings and meetings are not permitted during the lockdown however council business needs to be carried out as normal as possible. The government passed legislation on Friday 4th April 2020 permitting remote meetings for town and parish councils. Water Orton Parish Council wish to ensure that the public and press have access to these meetings and have agreed the following steps so that this is possible:
- The agenda will be issued on the Wednesday before the meeting date.
- Meetings will be available through Zoom. Details to access the meeting will be displayed on the agenda.
If you have any queries please contact the clerk by email: email@example.com
Support for the vulnerable within Water Orton
The Parish Council is working closely with the local churches and others at this difficult time for our nation and parish. During these coming weeks we need to be particularly mindful of others in our community. If you are isolated, unable to leave your homes and in some kind of need please do get in contact with those listed below. Whether you are running short of certain foods, other day to day essentials (such as toilet roll), want to talk or ask questions of us please be in touch.
Neil Bevan (077 599 69 299)
Phillip Robinson ( 07742 677566)
Belinda Ellis (07501009034)
Daphne Robinson (07444 582592)
Should you have difficulty contacting the above, Olwyn Powell, our pastoral coordinator, is available between 9am and 10pm on 0121 748 7621. Olwyn can be emailed on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Olwyn will ensure that your message is heard and will pass it to one of the above for action.
Welcome to Water Orton Parish Council website
As a Parish Council, still traditional in many ways, we appreciate that many of our parishioners may prefer to browse online. We hope that those of you who do find this website informative and useful.
The Parish council work as a team bringing to the table a diverse, enthusiastic and common approach. We are a local authority who can make decisions on behalf of the people in the Parish. We all have different skills and attitudes. It is these range of skills which contribute to a Parish Council who aim to do the best we can with the interest of the village at heart.
Through monthly meetings, agendas placed on our noticeboards, local issues may be raised and discussed. As a volunteer we may also have full time demanding roles however do the best we can to follow up any matters which may arise from the council meetings whether it be around planning, traffic, allotments or sign posting to other departments within the borough or County Council who may be able to assist with enquiries.
Our pavilion open space, the green and play equipment are part of our community which we do our best to take care of. We may also take on extra roles within our role as a Parish Councillor and through these we aim to work in collaboration with the borough and county council, also seeking guidance and support from our local Police officers.
As a Parish Council we have limited powers to make decisions however working in partnership with others we can negotiate some decisions which maybe out of our control.
The following dates are set for Parish Council Meetings for 2019/20.
Please note that there is no public meeting in September nor December.
- June 26th 2019
- July 31st 2019
- August 28th 2019
- October 9th 2019
- November 27th 2019
- January 22nd 2020
- February 26th 2020
- March 25th 2020
- April 29th 2020
- May 20th 2020 – Annual Parish Meeting
- May 27th 2020 – Annual Parish Council Meeting
The parish council meetings take place on the last Wednesday of the month except for December when there is no meeting.
The meetings are held at the Pavillion located adjacent to the Playing Fields. They start at 7.30pm unless otherwise stated and members of the public and press are welcome to attend.
There is a public forum of 15 minutes prior to the start of the official meeting when the public can raise any concerns they may have. If anyone has a specific item which will require a decision from the council they must contact the parish clerk seven days before the meeting takes place so that it can be added to the agenda.