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Wednesday, 1st April 2015 

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Welcome to Whatton-in-the-Vale Parish Council web site. Whatton is situated approximately 3 miles east of Bingham and is in the borough of Rushcliffe in the County of Nottingham.
The Parish Council was formed in 1934 when the population exceeded 300, the Parish Council has an establishment of seven councillors.


LATEST NEWS
Annual Statutory Parish Meeting 2015

GR Redford 30th March 2015
 
The Chairman of the Parish Council welcomed residents to the 121st Annual Statutory Parish Meeting. He thanked those attending and remarked that it was the largest attendance that he had presided over.

The Chairman's annual review of the Parish Council's activities over the last 12 months was presented to the meeting. The text of that review is available for download here.

Mike Elliott as the Responsible Finance Officer (RFO) for the Parish Council presented the financial position of the Parish Council.

The Chairman then opened the meeting to residents:

The issue of inconsiderate parking was again raised, in particular on Burton Lane, Church Street and the top of Orston Lane. The Chairman explained, that the Parish Council had no powers in respect of parking and unless the parking was creating an obstruction there are no real remedies. The meeting noted that the Parish Council had raised the issue in the Whatton Village News, but it was felt that it had not had any real effect. The meeting requested that individual letters be sent to all residents requesting that they be considerate in their on-road parking and do not obstruct other residents drives and access points. The Chairman undertook to raise it with the new Parish Council at it's first meeting.

A resident raised the issue of poor mobile phone reception. The Chairman informed the meeting that the Parish Council had considered a report (prepared by the Chairman) on the issue. The meeting was told that coverage for all the main providers had been reviewed and the only one that provided coverage throughout the whole parish (with the exception of the lower part of Church Street, Main Street and the whole of Burton Lane) was Vodaphone. The only provider who had signal 'boasting' technology was Vodaphone and as that cover was the best available, there would be no real improvement in persuing that option. The is no 'generic' solution available.

The issue of the safety of the junction of Grantham Road and the A52 was raised. The Chairman informed the meeting that he and the late Ernest Parsons had met with the project manager when that portion of the A52 was being improved. Whilst the project manager was sympathetic to improving the junction as there had been no fatalities at the juntion, the Highways Agency would not consider the expense acceptable. It was further suggested that the speed cameras be extended to cover the approach to the junction. The Chairman thanked residents for their suggestions and undertook to raise the issue at the meeting of the new parish council after the election.

The Chairman asked those present to consider standing for election as a Parish Councillor.

 

Do you want to stand as a candidate for the Parish Council?

Gregg Redford 26th March 2015
 
Are you thinking of standing as a candidate for the Parish Council?
The process may at first sight seem a little daunting, so we are trying to help.

To stand as a candidate, without any political affliation you need to complete three forms:

Candidate's Consent to Nomination
- which needs to be completed and signed by the Candidate, the Candidates signature requires witnessing.

Nomination Paper - contains details of the Candidates and requires a proposer and seconder, both of whom must must be registered electors of the parish.

Please note: Electorial Registration Numbers are required for the Candiate, Proposer and Seconder. These are available from the Parish Clerk.

Checklist - a simple checklist to confirm which documents are being lodged.

If you wish to stand on behalf of a political party, two further forms are required:

Certificate of Authorisation and
Request for Party Emblem.

The completed formS then need to be handed in (not posted) to the Returning Officer at Rushcliffe Borough Council and you will need to make an appointment (see below).

We have some spare Nomination Packs, anyone interested should phone:
Gregg Redford on 851957 (e-mail gregg@grredford.co.uk - please include Whatton PC in the title) or 
Mike Elliott (Parish Clerk) on 01159 376 506 (e-mail elliottnews@btconnect.com - please include Whatton PC in the title).
Alternatively, you can download the full Nomination Pack from the Rushcliffe Website, unfortunately, accessing the page is not very intutitve, follow the link below:

Download Nomination Pack

The Parish Clerk has an appointment for the Wednesday 1st April 2015 to hand in completed Nomination Forms and he will be pleased to hand them in on your behalf.

Please come along to the Annual Parish Meeting, we can help with the completion of your nomination forms and registered electors numbers etc. 

DEMOCRACY IS IMPORTANT, THE PARISH COUNCIL IS THE FIRST TIER OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND NEEDS THE SUPPORT OF RESIDENTS WILLING TO TAKE PART IN THE GOVERNANCE OF YOUR PARISH.

 

DIARY AND EVENTS - more events...
Parish Council Meeting Tuesday 28th April 2015 7:30 pm
Rushcliffe Borough Council Election 2015 Thursday 7th May 2015 7 AM - 10 PM
General Election Thursday 7th May 2015 7 AM - 10 PM
Parish Council Election 2015 Thursday 7th May 2015 7 AM - 10 PM
Statutory Annual Parish Council Meeting Tuesday 26th May 2015 7:30 pm

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 LATEST DOWNLOADS - more downloads...

Annual Parish Council Report 2014-2015 Click Here to download
Parish Council Minutes - February 2015 Click Here to download
Parish Council Agenda March 2015 Click Here to download
Minutes January 2015 Click Here to download
Agenda February 2015 Click Here to download
Agenda January 2015 Click Here to download
Minutes November 2014 Click Here to download
Letter to Notts CC re: FP19 and FP13 Click Here to download
Agenda 25th November 2014 Click Here to download
Minutes September 2014 Click Here to download

LATEST NEWS HEADLINES - more news...

Annual Statutory Parish Meeting 2015 Monday 30th March 2015
Do you want to stand as a candidate for the Parish Council? Thursday 26th March 2015
Annual Parish Meeting 2015 Sunday 22nd March 2015
Langar re-cycling centre to close Monday 16th March 2015
Outstanding Ofsted report for the CRANMER PRE-SCHOOL Friday 13th February 2015
Make a difference to someone in 2015 with Rushcliffe Befriends Thursday 12th February 2015
Names needed for the Parish Council election Wednesday 28th January 2015
Aslockton - Abbey Lane Planning Hearing cancelled. Saturday 10th January 2015
Have your say on a new Combined Authority for Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Sunday 28th December 2014
Rushcliffe Council adopt the Local Plan - Part 1 (Core Strategy) Tuesday 23rd December 2014