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.
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.
Please note that due to coronavirus:
- The Annual Village Meeting on 4 May was cancelled
- The Annual Parish Council on 18 May and ordinary meeting on 6 July took place via remote access, using Zoom
Future meetings: 7 September, 2 November.
It is probable that the meeting on 7 September will be an online meeting via Zoom. For access contact the Parish Clerk, Michael Bromley Gardner: firstname.lastname@example.org
There are seven members of the council. The current members were elected in May 2017 or co-opted afterwards:
John Thorne (Deputy Chair)
Michael Bromley Gardner is the Parish Clerk
Currently the position of Chair is rotated between parish council members
Members have the positions below for May 2019-20:
Footpaths – Pam Walkinshaw
Highways – Alan Jackson
Amenity Area –
Area Board – Pam Walkinshaw
Community Emergency Volunteer/Winter Plan – Robin Tjolle. 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:
Minutes of earlier meetings are available through Michael Bromley Gardner, the Parish Clerk: email@example.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:
- Accounts to March 2019 1
- Accounts to March 2019 2
- Accounts to March 2019 3
- Accounts to March 2019 4
- Accounts to March 2019 5
Website Area Manager: John Thorne