The Council

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. Future meetings: 2 September, 4 November.

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 members of the council. The current members were elected in May 2017 or co-opted afterwards:
Jill Kearsley (Chair)
John Thorne (Deputy Chair)
Shayne Smith
Robin Tjolle
Pam Walkinshaw
Alan Jackson
Dan Lydiate

Michael Bromley Gardner is the Parish Clerk

Councillor details

Members have the positions below for May 2019-20:

Footpaths – Pam Walkinshaw
Highways – Alan Jackson
Amenity Area – Dan Lydiate
Area Board – Pam Walkinshaw
Community Emergency Volunteer/Winter Plan – Dan Lydiate. Hankerton Community Resilience Plan
Grants – Robin Tjolle
Information Co-ordination – John Thorne
Patients Group – Shayne Smith
Flood Prevention – the Parish Council will be advised by David Pynn (not a parish councillor)

Minutes of Parish Council meetings:

2019
2 September (agenda)
8 July (draft minutes)
At the annual village meeting on 20 May Cllr Toby Sturgis spoke about the Annual Town and Parish Council report 2018-19
13 May
4 March
14 January

2018
5 November
3 September
2 July
16 May 
Annual Village Meeting 14 May
5 March 
8 January

2017
6 November 
4 September
17 July
15 May
6 March
9 January

2016
7 November
5 September
4 July
16 May
7 March
4 January

2015
9 November
7 September 
6 July
18 May
2 March
5 January

2014
10 November
8 September
7 July
19 May
3 March
6 January

2013
11 November
9 September
1 July
20 May
4 March
7 January

2012
12 November
10 September
9 July
21 May
5 March
9 January

Minutes of earlier meetings are available through Michael Bromley Gardner, the Parish Clerk: mrbg1@outlook.com

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:

Website Area Manager: John Thorne
email: john.thorne@islington.gov.uk

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