Parish Council Noticeboard
Election December 2019
NOTICE OF ELECTION
UK Parliamentary Election
Election of a Member of Parliament for The Cotswolds Constituency
1. An Election is to be held for ONE Member of Parliament to serve The Cotswolds Constituency.
2. Nomination papers can be obtained from the Acting Returning Officer, at the offices of
Cotswold District Council, Trinity Road, Cirencester, Glos, GL7 1PX, on any working day
(excluding bank holidays) Monday to Friday between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. until
Wednesday 13 November and between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Thursday 14
November 2019. The Acting Returning Officer will, at the request of an elector, prepare a
nomination paper for signature.
3. Completed nomination papers must be delivered to the Acting Returning Officer at the offices
of Cotswold District Council, Trinity Road, Cirencester, Glos, GL7 1PX between the hours of
10 a.m. and 4 p.m. from Monday 11 November until Thursday 14 November inclusive.
Completed nomination papers must be delivered by no later than 4 p.m. on Thursday 14
4. The required deposit of £500 may be made either by cash deposit of UK legal tender, or by
means of a UK banker’s draft, or by way of the electronic transfer of funds.
5. If the election is contested, the poll will take place on Thursday 12 December 2019.
6. Applications to register to vote at this election must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at
the Council Offices, Trinity Road, Cirencester, Glos, GL7 1PX by 12 midnight on Tuesday 26
7. Applications for, amendments to, or cancellations of postal votes, and amendments to or
cancellations of proxy votes, must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at the Council
Offices, Trinity Road, Cirencester, Glos, GL7 1PX by 5 p.m. on Tuesday 26 November 2019.
8. Applications to vote by proxy at this election must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at
the Council Offices, Trinity Road, Cirencester, Glos, GL7 1PX by 5 p.m. on Wednesday 4
9. Applications to vote by emergency proxy at this election on grounds of physical incapacity or
for work/service reasons must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at the Council Offices,
Trinity Road, Cirencester, Glos, GL7 1PX by 5 p.m. on Thursday 12 December 2019. The
physical incapacity must have occurred after 5 p.m. on Tuesday 26 November 2019; and to
apply on the grounds of work/service, the person must have become aware after 5 p.m. on
Tuesday 26 November 2019, that they cannot go to the polling station in person.
Friday 8 November 2019 Nigel Adams, Acting Returning Officer
Printed and published by the Acting Returning Officer, Council Offices, Trinity Road, Cirencester, Glos, GL7 1PX
Agenda: Parish Council Meeting 4 November 2019 – Available Now
Are you interested in supporting a local community whilst getting paid?
Vacancy: Coates Parish Clerk and Responsible Finance Officer.
4 Hours per week
Salary: National salary scale – £10.57 hourly plus daily homeworking allowance.
The clerk’s role is crucial, not only in supporting the council, but in ensuring that its business is done on time and in the correct way. It’s an interesting and varied role that combines some administration, with community engagement, setting policies and working with the rest of the council to ensure that the Coates village community is represented and served well.
The Parish Council comprises seven councillors.
Visit our website: www.coatesparish.org.uk
Coates Parish Council is seeking a Parish Clerk:
- Able to work from home as required
- Able to work on own initiative and in partnership with councillors
- Able to prepare agendas and minutes
- Appropriate level of knowledge of financial management (simple budget management and accounting) and general office administration including word processing and spreadsheet usage.
- Suitable level of literacy and numeracy skills
- Appropriate training will be made available as required
- A willingness to work evenings and additional hours if required.
The clerk will work from home but travel to periodic Parish Council meetings which take place in the Coates Village Hall and in delivering papers to councillors as necessary. Own transport is essential for which mileage is paid. A laptop and printer will be provided for Parish Council work.
Applications should include an up to date CV and reasons for applying for the post and should be sent to the Chair of the Council, Richard Harrison – firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date for applications is 20 November 2019 with interviews taking place within the following 2 weeks.
Analysis of Parish Questionnaire Responses
Coates Parish Council have been considering whether to compile a Neighbourhood Development Plan since October 2016. Before embarking on this resource intensive activity, the Parish Council needed to understand parishioners’ attitudes to development and how they wanted their parish to change over the coming decade. In conjunction with a community outreach event in April 2018, parishioners were asked to complete questionnaires on these subjects.
The questionnaire analysis reveals that respondents were happy with Coates as a place. They felt safe in the parish and were generally satisfied with the facilities and services that are currently provided. Few people want Coates to change much over the coming decade. Any development should be limited to a small development of mostly affordable housing if it is to receive approval from all but a few respondents. Respondents want Coates in 10 years’ time to be little changed but that it is a lively, thriving village that appeals to younger people. There were however a number of things that the majority of respondents were enthusiastic about, to learn about these and to see the full questionnaire analysis clink on the link report