This section of the website describes Hankerton Parish Council: meetings, members and responsibilities, its ways of working and finances.
Hankerton Parish Council meets every two months from January onwards on the first or second Monday of the month at 7.30pm. Meetings take place in the North Aisle Community Area in Hankerton Church.
2021 meetings: May annual meeting to be arranged nearer the time when the Covid-19 situation at the time is known, 5 July, 6 September, 1 November. During the coronavirus period meetings were held online via Zoom, but we are back to physical meetings now.
Meetings are open to the public and everyone is welcome to attend. The public can raise items directly at the meeting under item 2, Public Questions/Receipt of Petitions. No prior notification needs to be given.
There are seven places on the council. The current members were elected in May 2021 or have been co-opted since then:
Michael Bromley Gardner is the Parish Clerk. Contact him on firstname.lastname@example.org .
Members hold the responsibilities below; the parish council will decide who holds what at its Annual Meeting in May, and you can find the decision in the May Minutes:
Community Emergency Volunteer/Winter Plan – Hankerton Community Resilience Plan
Minutes of Parish Council meetings:
Minutes of earlier meetings are available through Michael Bromley Gardner, the Parish Clerk: email@example.com
NOTICE OF PUBLIC RIGHTS AND PUBLICATION OF ANNUAL GOVERNANCE & ACCOUNTABILITY RETURN (EXEMPT AUTHORITY) ACCOUNTS FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31 MARCH 2021:
Hankerton Parish Council has adopted a Code of Conduct that parish councillors are expected to keep to.
The work of the council is steered by its standing_orders.
In accordance with the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 Hankerton Parish Council has adopted the Model Publication Scheme.
Occasionally vacancies arise and these are announced on the Parish noticeboard. There will not be an election to fill the vacancy unless 10 electors tell Wiltshire Council that they want one within a timescale laid down at the time. If there is not an election then the vacancy will be filled by co-option – this means the current Parish Council will appoint someone. The Parish Council will usually wish to find a volunteer.
Parish Councillors are required to register their interests.
In accordance with the Transparency Code for local government, full details of completed Parish Council annual accounts are published here. Details from previous years are available from the Parish Clerk.