Hardwick Parish Council


Notices have been posted in the village from the clerk to the Parish Council about a vacancy following the resignation of John Rennison.

In addition to filling this vacancy, the Parish Council is also very keen to find individuals within the Parish who would be interested at some point in joining the Parish Council.

To this end, this note gives a little more information about the role and responsibilities of the Parish Council.

Hardwick Parish Council, as with all Parish Council, have a prescribed set of duties, all of which impact directly on the community. The Council has tax raising authority (the precept) to enable it to carry out certain of these duties.

The duties include (in no particular order): footpaths, general spending on anything deemed of benefit to the community, highways including lighting, parking places and verge maintenance, legal proceedings, planning applications, and rights of way.

The Council is supported by a Clerk who provides advice, support and expertise.

The Council holds around 6 formal meetings each year. Also, Councillors meet informally to consult on matters as they arise, as necessary.

Through the Clerk, the Council liaises with AVDC, Bucks CC, other local Parish Council and other local bodies, in order to ensure that the interests of Hardwick are identified, communicated and protected.

If you are interested in serving the community and keen to protect and promote the interests of Hardwick and its parishioners, in an active way, then you would find the role of Parish Councillor to be  interesting and rewarding. Please then, take up the present opportunity to apply for the current vacancy.

However, even if you do not feel able to take on the role immediately but remain interested in joining the Council, we would still like to hear from you. Please speak to any of the Parish Councillors (at present, these are Garth Bickerton, Carol Wright, Trevor Bowman-Shaw and Steve Murray) who will be able to give you more information.


Hardwick Parish Council

September 2013

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