THE PARISH COUNCIL

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THE PARISH COUNCIL

Due to the Coronavirus outbreak, the Parish Council initially cancelled its monthly meetings until guidance from the Government regarding the legality of conducting Parish business via ‘virtual’ meetings was clarified. The legislation has now been updated to allow such meetings.

The Parish Council is holding its monthly meetings from May 2020 onwards, via ‘Zoom’ and a link to access this meeting with the password required is available for any Parishioner to join us and speak at the Public Forum. Please contact Babs Maloney, the Clerk on 01285 760 276 if you would like to attend any one of our virtual meetings which will be held on the same second Tuesday of each month except August, at 7pm.

The Annual Meeting of the Parish Council, which is normally held in May, has been postponed until May 2021. Current office holders remain in their roles until May 2021.

Councillors Needed!
Since the County, District and Parish Council elections in May 2019, Sapperton Parish Council has been operating with five Councillors only, instead of the seven allowed. We would urge any eligible person in the Parish to consider putting themselves forward to support their community in this way. All you need to do is volunteer and you can be co-opted onto the Council without any need for election.  With your help, we are hoping the Parish Council can return to full strength soon!
The following overview may help you decide whether this role is something you would enjoy.
What is a Parish Council and why become a Parish Councillor
Who can be a Parish Councillor?

For more information, or just a chat about the role, please contact Babs Maloney, Parish Clerk, on 01285 760 276 or chat to one of the current Councillors. Their contact numbers are in the ‘Current Councillors’ list shown below.

CURRENT COUNCILLORS 2020

CODE OF CONDUCT

Each local council must adopt a code of conduct that is in line with the Nolan principles which apply to the conduct of people in public life.

Sapperton Parish Council Code of Conduct

The code deals with Councillors’ obligations about their conduct including the registration and disclosure of their interests
(see below).

REGISTER OF INTERESTS

Parish and Town Councillors must complete a ‘register of members’ pecuniary interests’ form.  This is a requirement of the code of conduct.

Cotswold District Council holds the register of interests (opens in a new window) for Parish Councillors in this area.  The Register may also be inspected at the Cotswold District Council offices at Trinity Road, Cirencester, during normal office hours.

The following links will take you to relevant information the Parish Council is required to provide:

FINANCIAL INFORMATION

FINANCIAL INFORMATION

The link above will take you to the Parish Council’s financial information and the Notice of Public Inspection Period which includes a summary of your rights and explains various aspects of these and also the relevant legislation that governs the inspection of accounts and objections.

As a result of the current Coronavirus pandemic, completion of the the Annual Governance and Accountability Review (AGAR) has been deferred until September 2020.

POLICY DOCUMENTS

This page provides links to policy relevant to the business of running the Parish Council and also local and national level plans and policy documents especially those that relate specifically to the local area. The link below will open in a new window.

POLICY DOCUMENTS