THE PARISH COUNCIL

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THE PARISH COUNCIL

In April 2020, 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.

PARISH COUNCIL MEETINGS DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC

The Parish Council is currently holding its monthly meetings via ‘Zoom’ and a link to access a meeting with the password required is available for any Parishioner to join us and/or 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.

CURRENT COUNCILLORS 2020

Councillors Needed!

For some time Sapperton Parish Council has been operating with five Councillors only, instead of the seven allowed. In June this year Daniel Janocka was co-opted onto the Council and joined us as the sixth member at the June Zoom meeting. He is a very welcome addition to the ranks and we look forward to working with him.  However, we still have a vacancy for one more Councillor.
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 information 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?- Eligibility Criteria

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 above.


SAPPERTON PARISH COUNCIL 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. The Code of Conduct deals with Councillors’ obligations about their conduct including the registration and disclosure of their pecuniary interests; any interest which might influence their decision making in relation to any particular issue or topic (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.


FINANCIAL INFORMATION

The Parish Council’s financial information page contains the documentation we are legally required to publish.

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, new regulations have been introduced which change the dates for completion of the the Annual Governance and Accountability Review (AGAR) for the 2019/2020 Financial year and the Public Inspection Period. This has been deferred until 31 August 2020 and 1 September respectively.


POLICY DOCUMENTS

The Policy Documents 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.