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The Council

Who’s who on the Council and its committees

Watchfield Parish Council – Councillors’ responsibilities and attendance, contact details and staffing structure

 

Councillor

Contact

Current Position/

Responsibilities

Advisory Sub-Committees

% attendance at WPC meetings Jan 2017

 Alan Stillman  01793 782320 Estates Officer Environmental 100% (2/2)
 Mark Douglas 01793 201504 Play Area Officer Website Officer Recreation Ground and Play Ground 50% (1/2)
 Carrie Parker 01793 784409 Finance Officer Pavillion Officer Website Officer Pavilion Envoronmental 50% (1/2)
Ruth Holman 01793 782234 Vice Chairman Finance Officer Burials Officer Estates Officer Recreation Ground & Play Ground 100% (2/2)
Sue Nodder 01793 780329 Chairman Pavilion     Recreation Ground & Play Ground Environmental 100% (2/2)
Anne Rawle 01793 783870 Allotments Officer Burials Officer Environmental 0% (0/2)
Dawn Griffiths  01793 784478 Pavilion Pavilion  100% (2/2)

The Parish Council consists of 8, unpaid, elected representatives from the community who usually meet eleven times per year. Areas of responsibility include grass cutting, hedgerows, allotments, litter picking, village cemetery records and maintenance, maintenance of the recreation ground, play equipment and sports pavilion. The Clerk is the only paid member of the Council and is independent and non-voting. All other councillors have one vote and the chairman has the casting vote in the event of a tie.

Contact Details for the Clerk

There is a separate responsible financial person for the council to ensure the council functions within the code of conduct and legal framework.

The clerk is Claire Arnold 07769293392

e-mail: clerk@watchfield.org

The Clerk works part-time (40 hours per month). In an emergency please call the Clerk or the Chairman rather than email.

Location of main Council office and accessibility details

Currently there is no Watchfield Parish Council office. Contact can be made via the Clerk (details above). Parish Council meetings are held in Watchfield Village Hall, Chapel Hill, Watchfield, SN6 8TA. There are disabled parking and toilet facilities.

Streets lighting, roads, schools and buses

Street lighting, schools, roads and buses are controlled by Oxfordshire County Council.

You can report a faulty street light note the number of the faulty light, which can be found on the lamp post, and call 0800 317802 or clicking on the link below:-

contact-street-lighting-team or fixmystreet.com

To report a pothole or an issue with the roads, gather as much information as possible about the fault and location and call on 0845 3101111 or click on the link below:-

contact-highway-enquiries-team or fixmystreet.com

The parish council facilitates an annual parish meeting . These are all generally held on a Thursday at 7:30pm in the Village Hall, and are open meetings so that anyone can attend to listen or make their views known.

If you wish to speak on an agenda item at a meeting, please advise the Parish Clerk by noon the previous day.