The Parish Council


EUROPEAN PARLIAMENTARY ELECTIONS 2019

Information regarding the European Parliamentary Elections taking place on May 23 2019, can be found on the Notice Board on this website by clicking here

 

PARISH COUNCIL ELECTIONS – 2 MAY 2019

Elections to Cotswold District Council and every Town and Parish Council within the Cotswold District will take place on 2 May 2019.

Notice of Election – Parish and Town Council

Notice of Election – District Council Elections

All seats on Sapperton Parish Council have been subject to the election process. However, Cotswold District Council have notified us that only 3 nominations were received by the deadline. This means that the Parish Council is not required to hold an election as there are less nominations than seats available. The three current Councillors will therefore continue to serve after the May 2nd Election date. This leaves Sapperton Parish Council with less Councillors than the seven it is allowed so we are desperately seeking 4 new members!
We would urge any eligible person in the Parish to consider putting themselves forward and supporting 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!
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.
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?

Anyone can be elected as a Councillor* if they are:
• A British, Commonwealth, Irish, or European Union citizen
• At least 18 years old
• Either on the list of electors for the parish, or during the whole of the previous twelve months has:
• Occupied land in the parish as an owner or tenant
• Had a principal place of work in the parish
• Resided in, or within three miles, of the parish

*Please be aware a person is however disqualified from being a Councillor if they:

a) hold any paid employment or office in the local authority that they seek election to or
b) are the subject of a ‘bankruptcy restrictions order’ or other interim order or
c) have, within five years before the day of election or since their election, been convicted of
any offence and has had passed on them a sentence of imprisonment of at least three months
(whether suspended or not) without the option of a fine or
d) has been found guilty of corrupt or illegal practices or responsible for incurring unlawful
expenditure and the court ordered their disqualification.

CURRENT COUNCILLORS 2019

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 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.

POLICY DOCUMENTS

Transparency Code for Smaller Authorities

FINANCIAL INFORMATION

2016/2017

Annual Governance Statement 2016/2017

Accounting Statements 2016/2017

Internal Auditor’s Report 2016/2017

External Auditor’s Report 2016/2017

2017/2018

Annual Governance Statement 2017/2018

Accounting Statements 2017/2018

Annual Internal Auditor’s Report 2017/2018

Certificate of Exemption from External Audit 2017/2018

Financial Summary 2017/2018

 

Parishioners have the right to view the accounts during a specified 30 day period each year which must include, by law, the first 10 days of July. The ‘Inspection Period’ will be advertised on the Parish Notice Boards 10 days in advance.

Click on the link below for a guide to exercising your right to view Parish, Town and District Council accounts

Council Accounts – A Guide to Your Rights