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Thruxton Parish Council

Parish Council

Thruxton Parish Council Parish Council

Thruxton Parish Council is a type of local authority found in England which is the lowest, or first, tier of local government.  It is an elected body which has variable tax raising powers.  The term of office of a parish councillor is four years, and councils are elected en bloc.  Our Parish Council has 7 members, the names of which are given below.  We currently have one vacancy.

Elections.  
Where there are vacancies, all candidates are elected unopposed, and no poll is taken.  Where there are an equal number or fewer candidates than there are more candidates than vacancies, a poll must be held.  Where a vacancy occurs during the term of a parish council, it may be filled by either election or co-option. Elections only occur if, following the advertisement of the vacancy for 14 days, 10 electors send a written request to the returning officer. If no request is received, the Parish Council will be required to fill the vacancies by co-option.

Powers and Duties.  
Our Parish Council has the power to precept (tax) residents to support its operations and to carry out local projects. Although there is no limit to the amount that can be precepted, the money can only be raised for a limited number of purposes. 

Powers to provide facilities.  
Parish Councils have powers to provide some facilities, which can include the following:

  • Allotments
  • Support and encouragement of arts and crafts
  • Provision of Village Halls
  • Recreation grounds, parks, children's play areas, playing fields and swimming baths
  • Cemeteries and crematoria
  • Maintenance of closed churchyards
  • Cleaning and drainage of ponds etc.
  • Control of litter
  • Public conveniences
  • Creation and maintenance of footpaths and bridleways
  • Provision of cycle and motorcycle parking
  • Acquisition and maintenance of rights of way
  • Public clocks
  • War memorials
  • Encouragement of tourism


Representative powers   


Our Parish Council must be notified by the district or county council of:

  • All planning applications in our Parish
  • Proposals to carry out sewerage works
  • Footpath and bridleway (more generally, 'rights of way') surveys
  • Intention to make bye laws in relation to music and dancing and street naming

Thruxton Parish Council Members

Committees and Portfolios

Planning Advisory Committee        John Davis, Charles Milner Williams, Ray Bradbury

Roads, flooding                                Ray Bradbury

Youth Matters                                   Amanda Squires

Tree Warden                                    Charles Milner Williams

Village Green                                   Mike Windsor

Village Agent Liaison                      John Davis

Neighborhood Plan                         John Davis, Mike Windsor,  Kate Philipson

 

Signatories to Bank Accounts

HSBC                                                Charles Milner Williams

                                                          John Davis                                                             

                                                          Janet Graham                                                 

May 2017


Council Finances - 
The Council spends your Precept of £15250 on:

Clerk’s Wages and Allowances
Elections - we pay towards County, Borough and Parish Elections
Subscriptions to Hampshire Local Councils Association
Hire of Village Hall
Insurance

Neighbourhood Plan
Thruxton Times
Training / Courses
Maintenance of the Village Green
Maintenance of the Play Area
Maintaining the Bus Shelters
Maintaining the Notice Boards
Street Lighting and Maintenance - we own 13 of the Village Street Lights

and it supports:

Village Hall
3 Villages Sports Trust
The Church