Willersey Parish, Other Councils and Representatives
Parish Councillor Vacancies
The Parish Council is the first tier of local government and is financed by part of the council tax. It consists of 9 residents who either take decisions or
must be consulted on most matters that affect the village. It is supported by a Clerk whose office is in the village hall.
Councillors are either elected or co-opted onto the council and the council now wishes to co-opt 2 further members.
Duties will be to attend the monthly council meeting and help take decisions on a variety of isssues including planning applications,
highway matters and upkeep of the village.
The Council owns and administers the village greens, recreation ground, the village quarry, Pool Orchard and the cemetery.
In 2020 year the council updated the village hall and in 2022 plans include renovating the recreation ground and Pool Orchard and following
archaeological investigation, to extend the cemetery.
Councillors should be team players and willing to participate via email, telephone and face to face on a regular basis.
Full support will be available to bring new councillors up to speed.
If you would like to know more please contact the Clerk.
Kevin ODonoghue, email: email@example.com tel: 01386 853635
The official Willersey Parish Council web site.
After the uncontested elections in May 2023 our Parish Councillors are :-
Here is a map of Willersey and Saintbury with roads, footpaths etc.
Scroll in at the top right hand corner of Gloucestershire to find the Willersey detail.
The Parish Council office has its own entrance at the back of the village hall.
It is open from 9:30am to midday on Mondays only (not bank holidays). There is a postbox for it there. Our parish clerk Kevin ODonoghue is
usually in the office every Monday morning
to help, answer any queries if he can, or pass on concerns or questions to the Parish Council for formal discussion.
Our telephone number is 01386 853635 and email address is
Parish Council meetings normally take place on the third Wednesday of every month at 7:30pm. The role of chairperson is on a rota.
Parish Councils are the lowest tier of government in England, corporate bodies with a legal existence which has been granted powers by Parliament.
Whilst the powers granted are limited, they do include the authority to raise money through taxation (the Precept) for expenditure on closely
defined local matters. All the members of the Council are volunteers with a common aim to do something positive and hopefully, make a difference
by influencing decisions that affect our community. Members of the public are welcome to
attend the meetings. There is usually a short question and
answer session before the formal council meeting commences.
The Annual Parish Meeting for 2022 was held in Willersey Village Hall at 7.30pm on Monday 23rd May. The agenda was:-
1. Welcome by Chairman
2. Apologies for absence
3. Minutes of last meeting
4. Parish Council Report Chairman
- Parish Council accounts (unaudited)
5. Reports from village organizations
6. Questions from the floor
7. Any other business
The Annual Parish Meeting for 2019 took place on Monday 29th April at 7:30pm in the Village Hall.
The Annual Parish Meeting for 2018 was held on Monday 21st May at 7:30pm in the Village Hall. This is the meeting report.
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The Parish council has three notice boards in the Village. One is on the side of the Village Hall as you approach from Main Street,
a second is on the right near the postbox as you go down Church Street and there is a third by the bus stop at the Pike roundabout.
Cotswold District Council Cabinet has agreed to defer a decision on the proposals to fund local elections to its next meeting on 10th January 2022 to allow time to discuss them with town & parish councillors and clerks to hear their concerns and answer their questions. We are considering charging town and parish councils for two reasons:
(i) the overall financial position of the Council means we need to look to make savings and increase revenue and (ii) elections are of direct benefit to the relevant parishes and towns so it can be argued
should be paid for by their councils rather than the District Council.
Our officers have prepared a table showing indicative costs that towns and parishes may be charged should they hold contested elections for the whole council or in a stand-alone by-election. We've attached it below.
These estimated costs will vary depending on the number of candidates, postal votes and polling stations in a particular area. They are also based on our election process that accords with legislation
and is in line with guidance issued by the Electoral Commission. These indicative figures provide a prudent basis to use when considering how you will make provision for funding election costs from 2023 onwards
should the proposals go ahead. This proposal would not affect parish meetings and therefore they are not listed in the table.
The proposals, if enacted, would come into effect on 1st April 2023 meaning the first charge for contested town and parish council elections would be for the four-yearly full council elections in May 2023.
We have scheduled virtual meetings for town and parish councillors and clerks to meet with me, the Leader, our Chief Executive, who is the Returning Officer for elections in the District,
and other relevant officers to answer questions and listen to your concerns about the proposals. We have set up two meetings to provide a choice of dates. The content and format of the meetings will be the same.
The meetings will be held online using Google Meet on:
Thursday 16th December between 6pm and 7:30pm
Wednesday 22nd December between 6pm and 7:30pm
If you follow the joining details below at the relevant time shown above for the meeting you wish to attend, you will join the online meeting. There's no need to register.
I hope to see many of you at one of the meetings. If you haven't already, I would encourage you to read the Cabinet paper which sets out all the background and detail of this proposal. You can download it below.
With kind regards, Cllr Mike Evemy - Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Finance
Meeting Details to join the engagement sessions (meeting held on Google Meet)
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