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Parish Council
 

What is the Parish Council?
It is the lowest tier of local government. The Council consists of 13 voluntary Councillors who are elected for a four year term of office to serve and administer for the needs of the resident of Sherston. In the event of a vacancy arising a new member is either elected or co-opted until the next election. The Parish councillors determine and set policy to cater for the social, cultural, welfare and environmental needs of Sherston 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 Council has Committees to concentrate on particular aspects of its work. The Committees and its members are listed below. It should be noted that where necessary Council co –opts non Councillors onto particular Committees. This has proved particularly beneficial in the past bringing the talents of local residents to bear on specific issues. A present example of this approach is to be found in the make up of the Old School Committee.

What does the Parish Council do?
Whilst the Council has little in the way of direct power it has a reasonable amount of influence and is consulted by the unitary authority Wiltshire Council and national government on a wide range of issues. A good example of this is in relation to planning where the responsible authority is Wiltshire Council. All details of every planning application within the Parish are given to the Parish Council for review and comments are taken into account when decisions are reached.

Another example is highways where Wiltshire Council is the Highway Authority but which consults with the parish over any road scheme or traffic calming measure.
The Parish council is directly responsible for providing the following services to the Village –

  • The Pennymead recreation area including all the play equipment
  • The Sportsfield including the Skateboard Park and Football pavilion. ( The Tennis Courts are privately run by Sherston Tennis Club on land leased from the Council )
  • Allotments at Knockdown Road ( Contact the clerk if you wish to join the waiting list )
  • The High Street Bus shelter as well as public seats around the Village
  • Comment on all planning applications
  • Promotion of Village projects e.g. Grove Community Wood and the Old School
  • Support of Parish organisations through Grants
  • Monitoring of Public Rights of Way

How is the Parish Council paid for?
Every year the Council sets its budget and the amount it requires to operate that budget is known as the Parish Precept. This amount is collected by Wiltshire Council from the Council Tax paid by residents of the parish.

Audited accounts are produced each year and as part of the audit system the accounts are available for public inspection. Details of the inspection system are posted at the appropriate time both on this site and the Parish council’s notice board outside the Old School on the High Street.

Click here to view the latest available:
Audited Accounts and Annual Returns

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> Annual Return Sections 1.2.3 (pdf format)
> Accounts 2015/16 (pdf format)
> Financial Summary as at 13/07/2015 (pdf format)
> Accounts 2014/15 (pdf format)
> Financial Summary as at 13/05/2015 (pdf format)
> Financial Summary as at 16/04/2015 (pdf format)
> Financial Summary as at 12/03/2015 (pdf format)
> Financial Summary as at 12/02/2015 (pdf format)
> Financial Summary as at 8/01/2015 (pdf format)
> Accounts 2013/14 (Excel format)
> Accounts 2012/13 (Excel format)
> Accounts 2011/12 (Excel format)
> Accounts 2010/11 (pdf format)
> Accounts 2009/10 (pdf format)
> Accounts 2008/9 (pdf format)
> Accounts 2007/8 (pdf format)
> Accounts 2006/7
(pdf format)

When and where does the Council meet?
Meetings are usually on the 2nd Thursday of every month (except August when there is no meeting) and are held in Sherston Village Hall at 7.30 pm. They usually last for an hour and a half.

For all the meeting dates click here


The meetings are open to the public and there are opportunities to raise questions and issues both at the beginning and end of every meeting. During the meeting itself it is only with the invitation of the Chairman and the approval of the Council that a member of the public can participate in any debate. In practice this participation is generally welcomed so as to give Council the widest insight into issues before it.

Freedom of Information Act
All documents related to the Parish Council, including minutes and agendas, procedures, contracts and financial audit information are available from the Parish Clerk.

Code of conduct
Sherston Parish Council – have adopted the Wiltshire Council
Code of Conduct. For our latest policies click here.

Complaints Procedures
Parish Council procedures for dealing with complaints about the Council's administration or its procedures.
For our latest proceedures click here.

Who are the Councillors?
Click here to view the councilor list.

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Sherston Community
Emergency Plan

Plan last updated on: 20/11/2015 FINAL (JMC)

If you are in immediate danger
call 999

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the full emergency plan.

Sherston Community Emergency Plan

Summary of Contents
Local risk assessment
Risk Matrix for Sherston
Map of Sherston showing Hazards
Local skills and resources assessment
Key locations identified with emergency services for
use as places of safety
Situation report for helping coordinate emergencies
Emergency contact list - Internal
Emergency contact list – External
Useful Links and Contact Details
PROCESS OF RESPONDING
Activation triggers
List of community organisations that may be helpful in identifying vulnerable people or communities in an emergency
First steps in an emergency
Community Emergency Group first meeting agenda
Actions agreed with emergency responders in the event of
an evacuation
Alternative arrangements for staying in contact if usual communications have been disrupted
FLOOD PLAN ANNEXE A
SNOW PLAN ANNEXE B
PANDEMIC FLU PLAN ANNEXE C
LOSS OF UTILITIES ANNEXE D
ANIMAL HEALTH ANNEXE E
DISASTER ANNEXE F

 

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NOTICE OF VACANCY
IN OFFICE OF COUNCILLOR


PARISH OF SHERSTON
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN

that due to the resignation of Jill Cainey,
a vacancy has arisen in the
Office of Councillor for the Parish Council.

If by 3 November, 2016 (14 days after the date
of this notice) a request for an election to fill said vacancy
is made in writing to the Returning Officer at the address below by TEN electors from the Parish of Sherston,
an election will be held to fill the said vacancy,
otherwise the vacancy will be filled by co-option.

If an election is called, it will take place not later
than 11 January, 2017.

Dated 14 October, 2016

Dr Carlton Brand
Returning Officer
Electoral Services, Wiltshire Council
County Hall
Bythesea Road
Trowbridge
Wiltshire
BA14 8JN

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the original vacancy poster.

NOTICE OF VACANCY IN OFFICE OF COUNCILLOR

 

 

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NOTICE OF VACANCY
IN OFFICE OF COUNCILLOR


PARISH OF SHERSTON
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN

that due to the resignation of Claire Browett,
a vacancy has arisen in the Office of
Councillor for the Parish Council.

In accordance with Section 89(3) of the
Local Government Act 1972, where the vacancy
occurs within six months before the day on which
the councillor whose office is vacant would regularly
have retired, an election shall not be held under
Section 89(1) of the above Act, and the vacancy will be
filled at the next ordinary election of councillors on
Thursday 4 May 2017.

The Council may choose to fill the vacancy by co-option
for the period until that election. For further information, please contact the parish clerk.

Dated 13 January, 2017

Dr Carlton Brand
Returning Officer
Electoral Services, Wiltshire Council
County Hall
Bythesea Road
Trowbridge
Wiltshire
BA14 8JN

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the original vacancy poster.

NOTICE OF VACANCY IN OFFICE OF COUNCILLOR

 

 

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SHERSTON PARISH COUNCIL

Grant Awarding Policy
and Grant Application Form

Grant Awarding Policy
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A grant is any payment made by the Council to be used
by an organisation not directly controlled or administered by the Council for a specific purpose that will benefit the Parish. The Council awards grants, at its discretion, to Parish organisations which can demonstrate a clear need for financial support to benefit the Parish by:

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the full Grant Award Policy.

Grant Awarding Policy

Grant Application Form
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To be completed and submitted with the supporting information required as per the Grant Application process
(2) of the Grant Awarding Policy.

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the full Grant Application Form.

Grant Application Form


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Sherston Parish Council
Planning Sub Committee

Latest Sub Committee Minutes MINUTES

Thursday 13th November 2014

Sherston Parish Council Planning Sub Committee
Minutes of Meeting Held on Thursday
13th November 2014

Latest Sub Committee Minutes
   
Evaluation of Planning Applications EVALUATION

Evaluation
12th February 2015

Sherston Parish Council Planning
Sub Committee Evaluation of Planning Applications

Evaluation - 12th February 2015

Evaluation
8th January 2015

Sherston Parish Council Planning
Sub Committee Evaluation of Planning Applications

Evaluation - 8th February 2015
   
Sherston Parish Council
Planning Application
APPLICATION

Applications
12th March 2015

19 Cliff Road, Sherston
12 Cliff Road, Sherston.
1 Parsonage Cottage, Pinkney.
1 Gaston Lane, Sherston.

Evaluation - 12th February 2015

36 High Street, Sherston
12th March 2015

This was reviewed at the last Council Meeting, and Site Visit was made (Report submitted). A number of points were raised and they have now been answered.

Angel House, Sherston

Angel House, Sherston
12th January 2015

Change of Use from Private Residential and
Storage to Additional B&B, Kitchen and
Function Room Facilities.

Angel House, Sherston
   
Terms of Reference TERMS

Planning Sub Committe Terms of Reference

Planning Sub Committe Terms of Reference
 

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Sherston Parish Council
Parish Council Minutes
Latest AGENDA Minutes AGENDA

Thursday 14th September 2017

Members of the public are welcome to attend the meeting of the Sherston Parish Council on Thursday 14th September 2017 in Sherston Village Hall, commencing at 7.30.p.m for the purpose of transacting the following business.

Latest AGENDA Minutes
   
Latest DRAFT Minutes DRAFT

Thursday 20th July 2017

DRAFT UNTIL APPROVED AT MEETING
SHERSTON PARISH COUNCIL
MINUTES OF SHERSTON PARISH COUNCIL
HELD ON THURSDAY 20th JULY 2017 at 7.30PM,
IN SHERSTON VILLAGE HALL

Latest DRAFT Minutes
   
Latest APPROVED Minutes
APPROVED

Thursday 6th April 2017

SHERSTON PARISH COUNCIL
MINUTES OF SHERSTON PARISH COUNCIL HELD ON THURSDAY 6th APRIL 2017 at 7.30PM, IN SHERSTON VILLAGE HALL.

Latest Minutes

Older minutes are also available

ANNUAL Parish Meeting ANNUAL

Thursday 25nd May 2017

MINUTES of the ANNUAL PARISH MEETING
Held on THURSDAY, 25th MAY 2017 at 7.30PM
In the VILLAGE HALL, SHERSTON.

Latest Minutes
 

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SHERSTON PARISH COUNCIL

Contact list
September 2017


Name  Address Postcode Telephone
The Parish Council Clerk
Donna Ford 33 Hatherley
Yate, Bristol
BS37 4LT 07790 883503
email : clerk@sherston.org.uk
The Parish Council
Mr J Matthews Pinkney Park, Malmesbury SN16 0NX 01666 840257
email : j.matthews@sherston.org.uk

Mr W Hillier

Lower Farm,
Norton Road
SN16 0PS 01666 841424
 
Mrs M Jolliffe Mount Pleasant,
Brook Hill,
Sherston
SN16 0NQ 01666 840867
email : m.jolliffe@sherston.org.uk
Mr P Cutcher Mount Pleasant,
Pinkney
SN16 0NY 01666 840067
email : p.cutcher@sherston.org.uk
Mr T Weedon 7 Strongs Close,
Sherston
SN16 0NU 01666 841377
email : t.weedon@sherston.org.uk
Mr G Morris 14 Sandpits Lane,
Sherston
SN16 0NN 01666 840394
email : g.morris@sherston.org.uk
Mr T Moody Upper Stanbridge Farm, Sherston SN16 0QB 01666 840267
email : t.moody@sherston.org.uk
Mr S Magee Byams House,
Willesley,
Tetbury
GL8 8QU 01666 880009
email : s.magee@sherston.org.uk
Tanya Burgess Hill Cottage,
34 High Street,
Sherston
SN16 0LQ 01666 841498
email : t.burgess@sherston.org.uk
Giles Robinson Quince Cottage, Easton Town, Sherston SN16 0LS 01666 841149
email : g.robinson@sherston.org.uk
Martin Smith Haefen,
3 Sandpits
Lane, Sherston
SN160NN 01666 841149
email : m.smith@sherston.org.uk

SHERSTON PARISH COUNCIL

33 Hatherley, Yate , Bristol, BS37 4LT
Tel 07790 883503
e-mail clerk@sherston.org.uk

SHERSTON PARISH COUNCIL MEETINGS 2017

All held in the village hall except for
May the 22nd which is in the Scout Hut.

2017

January

12th

February

9th

March

9th

April

6th

May + AGM

22nd

May – APM

25th

June

15th

July  

20th

August

 

September

14th

October

12th

November

9th

December

14th