WELCOME TO NEW COUNCILLOR
Steve Collins was co-opted to the Parish Council at its January meeting and has taken on the role of Tree Warden.
Vacancy for Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer
This is a part-time post with working hours varying from week to week but averaging around 5½ hours per week. Working from home the position requires attendance at six evening meetings per year, and at other meetings arranged as necessary throughout the year.
The Clerk to Parish Council will be the Proper Officer of the Council and as such is under a statutory duty to carry out all the functions, and to serve or issue all the notifications required by law of a local authority’s Proper Officer. The Clerk will be totally responsible for ensuring that the instructions of the Council in connection with its function as a Local Authority are carried out.
The Clerk is expected to advise the Council on, and assist in the formation of, overall policies to be followed in respect of the Authority’s activities and in particular to produce all the information required for making effective decisions and to implement constructively all decisions. The person appointed will be accountable to the Council for the effective management of all its resources and will report to them as and when required.
The Clerk will be the Responsible Financial Officer and responsible for all financial records of the Council and the careful administration of its finances.
Applicants should possess excellent administrative, organisational and IT skills together with bookkeeping experience. Previous experience working as a Parish Clerk and/or knowledge of local government, would be helpful.
Salary will be based upon the National Association of Local Council’s salary scales, depending on qualifications and experience.
Please send your curriculum vitae and a covering letter by Friday 28th February to email@example.com
Please click on the links to view a full job description and person specification and/or call Jill Judge on 01962 776233 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
Please note that the current post holder is also Clerk and RFO to Sparsholt Parish Council and applicants may wish to apply for both posts in these adjacent parishes.
The contract for the N16 bus route is currently in the process of tender and we should have more clarity in February as to how this will go forward. Winchester City Council is committed to continuing this service provided it can be offered within the current budget and has reviewed the timings to see if there is a possibility to increase the service.
The Village Gateways Licence has been approved and the final scheduling of works and funding is underway.
The new filter bed to the pond appears to be working. This may require replanting in the spring.
We have applied to Winchester City Council for a grant for a new bench in the Garden.
A purple beech, Fagus sylvatica ‘purpurea’, has been planted replacing the sycamore that was removed in June last year.
We have agreed for a summer ball to be held at the recreation field on Saturday 6th June. The event is being organised by a village committee and details and ticketing information will be published soon.
KEEPING THE VILLAGE TIDY
The next event is the village ‘litter pick’ on Saturday 15th February. Please join us if you can at 10am by the pond. It would be lovely to see some new helpers. It makes a great difference.
HAMPSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL UPDATES
HOUSEHOLD WASTE RECYCLING CENTRES
A new resident permit system will begin operating later this year. It will be controlled by Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) and will ensure continued free access for Hampshire residents to any of Hampshire’s 24 Household Waste Recycling Centres to dispose of household waste, while access for non-Hampshire residents will be for a fee of £5 per visit. Charges for non-household waste, including soil and rubble, plasterboard and asbestos remain. Hampshire residents can register up to three vehicles via the Hampshire County Council website. The introduction of this system will allow those living outside Hampshire to continue to use Hampshire Waste Recycling Centre while contributing towards the costs of disposal of their household waste in Hampshire.
To register for free access to any Hampshire Household Waste Recycling Centre visit www.hants.gov.uk/vehicle-registration-hwrc. For residents without internet access, please call 0300 555 1389 to register.