Parish Council Vacancy
[posted 22nd March 2013]
Would you like to be more involved with your community? Do you have an interest in local issues? Then a role on the Parish Council may be for you.
To find out more about the current vacancy on the Parish Council, including details about what being a local councillor entails, please contact Mrs Dinah Farley 48, Sycamore Close Slingsby York YO62 4BG Email [email protected]01653 628858. Applications before May 6th 2013
Parish Grass Cutting – Invitation to Quote
[posted 20th February 2013]
Slingsby, South Holme and Fryton Parish Council are inviting contractors to quote for cutting the grass of Slingsby Village Cemetery and Green. Please contact the Parish Clerk Dinah Farley on telephone 01653 628858 [email protected]
SNOW CLEARING [posted Nov 2011]
The Parish Council will be clearing snow, and gritting the main footpaths of the village this winter. This may not include Aspen Way and Sycamore Close.
If you live in these areas and would be willing to volunteer to help clear the footpaths during snowy weather, please contact the Clerk for more details.
All equipment and insurance will be supplied.
48, Sycamore Close
Slingsby, York, YO62 4BG
Email: [email protected]
Tel. 01653 628858
Participatory Budgeting Meeting 15th March 2011, 7pm.
Applications for this £2,000 of special funding have now been received. Come along to the Village Hall on 15th March at 7pm to vote for your favourite project. All residents of the parish are welcome. The project with the greatest number of votes will get the amount of money it applied for. This process will continue until all the money is allocated. All applicants are community groups within the Parish. We look forward to seeing you there.
Post-meeting note: There was a good turnout and after the vote, all five projects received the funding they needed. In brief they were footpath gritter / digitization of Wormald photos / kitchen equipment / allotments noticeboard / newsletter “yellow pages”. [Website editor]
New Parish Clerk – A new Parish Clerk takes over from David Batley on the 1st April 2011. David has been the clerk for the past 7 years and is retiring at the end of March 2011.
From 1st April the new clerk will be:
Mrs Dinah Farley, 48 Sycamore Close, Slingsby, YorkYO62 4AP. _____________________
Budget – The Parish Council has agreed a 3.5% increase in the rate for 2011/2012. This will bring in an additional £197 for the whole year.
Elections – Parish Elections are on the 5th May 2011 when all the present Parish Councillors finish their term of office. Anybody interested in becoming a Parish Councillor will need to contact The Returning Officer at Ryedale Council in March,
As a Parish Councillor you would be representing the people of a Parish. To become a Parish Councillor you have to be elected to one of the seats on the Parish (5 for Slingsby, 1 for Fryton and 1 for South Holme).
The Parish Council holds elections every four years. You could be a Parish Councillor if:
You are 18 years old or over
You are a British, Commonwealth or Irish citizen or citizen of another Member State of the European Union.
You are registered as a voter in the Parish; OR
You are the owner or tenant of any land or premises in the Parish; OR
Your principal or only place of work for the past 12 months or more has been in the Parish; OR
You have lived in the Parish for the past 12 months or within 4.8km of it.
You cannot seek election if:
You work for the Parish Council or hold a politically restricted post
Are an undischarged bankrupt
Have been sentenced to a term of imprisonment in the past 5 years
Have been disqualified under any enactment relating to corrupt or illegal practices
Having qualified for election, you would need to be nominated, after the Notice of Election has been published, by a proposer and a seconder, who all must also live in the Parish.
STANDING FOR ELECTION
Nomination papers will be available from the Ryedale Council Offices in March and will have to be returned in early April.
If you wish to stand for a registered political party you would need to be authorised by that party to do so, otherwise you will have to stand as an Independent Candidate.
Having been successfully nominated, you may proceed to a contested poll, although this is not always the case as nominations equal to or less than the number of vacancies may not be received. There are certain rules which must be observed in conducting your campaign and there is a limit on how much money you may spend.
SUPPORTING INFORMATION & FORMS
For more on the election timetable, click HERE.
If you want to read more, a wealth of information for prospective candidates is available from the Electoral Commission. http://www.electoralcommission.org.uk/elections.