LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT 1972
NOTICE OF VACANCY IN OFFICE OF PARISH COUNCILLOR - Baughurst Ward
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to section 87(2) of the Local Government Act 1972 that Elizabeth Page, formerly a member of the Parish Council of Baughurst, has ceased to be a member thereof and that a casual vacancy exists in the office of councillor for the Parish.
If, within 14 days (excluding Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays) after the date of this notice, a request for election to fill the said vacancy is made in writing to the RETURNING OFFICER of the BASINGSTOKE AND DEANE BOROUGH COUNCIL, Civic Offices, London Road, Basingstoke, Hampshire by ten electors for the Parish an election will be held to fill the said vacancy; otherwise the vacancy will be filled by the Parish Council by co-option.
DATED this 20 day of February 2015
(Signed) Penny Waterfield
Clerk to the Parish Council
Welcome to Baughurst Parish Council Website
We hope you find the site informative and useful and that you will become one of our regular visitors!
Baughurst Parish is located in northern Hampshire and includes the hamlet of Wolverton......click the links on the left or above to discover more about us!
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The next meeting of BAUGHURST PARISH COUNCIL will take place on Thursday, 9 April 2015, 7.30 pm, Heath End Hall. This is the Annual Parish Meeting, and all residents are invited to attend and have their say.
The World War 1 Tribute day, on Sunday 3 August 2014, was a great success. Thank you to those who attended, and those who brought contributions with them. Thanks are also due to Heath End hall, for the free hire of the hall, and Heath End WI, and the Trefoil Guild, for providing teas and cakes. Entertainment was provided by the ever popular Tadley Concert Brass Band, who performed a variety of songs from the era.
We are seeking descendants of those who are named on the War Memorial, who are:
Albert G Appleton; Frederick G Appleton; Walter J Cripps; John B Greenup; Merrick H McConnell; William J Monger; Leonard J Rampton; Ernest Sandford; Tom Taylor; George Warren; Frederick J Webb
Francis B Abbott; William S Bennett; George E Jacob; Robert Jacob; Alexander G Kelly; Sidney M Kelly; Frank Kernutt; William Kernutt; Harry Lawes; William Richardson; Charles Powell; Frederick Smith
If you are related to any of them, please contact the Clerk on 0118 981 2944. We are also seeking descendants of any Baughurst residents who served in the Great War.
What is a Parish Council?
The Council is the lowest tier of local government but is at the grassroots of the community. The Council normally consists of 11 voluntary Councillors (currently there are two vacancies) who are elected for a four year term of office to serve and administer for the needs of the residents of Baughurst Parish. In the event of a mid-term vacancy occurring, a new member is elected or co-opted until the next full election. The Parish Councillors determine and set policy to cater for the social, cultural, welfare and environmental needs of our residents and employ a part time Clerk to the Council to implement policy decisions.
All Councillors adhere to the Parish Council Code of Conduct and complete a Register of Interests. The Councillors have formed into sub-councils to concentrate on in-depth concerns in the local community. The committees are listed here:
Playing Fields and Open Spaces
Interested in becoming a Parish Councillor?
Why not attend as a member of the public for a few meetings, and if this encourages you to get involved, perhaps speak with an existing Councillor or the Parish Council Clerk who can provide more information about Parish Council elections and mid-term vacancies?
When does the Parish Council meet?
The Parish Council generally meets on the 4th Thursday in each month. The meetings are held either in the Heath End Village Hall or Wolverton Village Hall, with the exception of August and December. Primarily most meetings are held in Heath End hall, except the May, June and July meetings, where the meetings are generally held at Wolverton Village Hall. The meetings are open to the public and all are welcome to listen to the proceedings, Visiting public are not entitled to participate in the business of the meeting without the invitation of the Chairman. Two short Public Question slots are always scheduled in the agenda.