Parish Council Elections May 2020

DO SOMETHING POSITIVE FOR POTTERSPURY!

PARISH COUNCIL ELECTIONS THURSDAY 7 MAY 2020

As a councillor you will help make decisions that affect the whole community on subjects such as planning applications, the allocation of council funds, and village assets.

More details about Local Councils from the  Electoral Commission (scroll down for details on parish councils).

The Parish Council meets on the second Wednesday of each month (apart from August) at 7:30 pm in Potterspury Village Hall. There are 13 parish councillors in Potterspury.

Expressions of interest are welcomed from
  • residents who are over 18 years old
  • those who have lived or worked in Potterspury for 12 months
  • those whose name appears on the Electoral Register.
The role of a parish councillor includes

Participation in the collective decision-making processes of the Council.

The ability to work as part of a team with a positive outlook and a can-do attitude.

Councillors should be able to work electronically, preferably with access to a personal computer and email.

He/She has no authority to make decisions about council business on their own.

He/She is subject to obligations set out in the Council’s Code of Conduct.

At this election, the term of office is five years.

A Councillor is the holder of a public office and not a volunteer.

Councillors do not receive remuneration, but can claim pre-agreed expenses.

HOW TO STAND FOR ELECTION AS A PARISH COUNCILLOR

Nomination papers are available from the Electoral Commission website:
Parish and community council elections – scroll to Part 2a Resources for an Independent Candidate.

Nomination papers must be printed out and delivered to
South Northants District Council, The Forum, Moat Lane, Towcester NN12 6AD before the deadline:

4:00 pm WEDNESDAY 8 APRIL 2020

If you have any queries, please talk to any of the current councillors or contact Parish Clerk Mrs Jane Spence.

Christmas Recycling

In the run-up to Christmas South Northants Council has issued recycling reminders and information.

South Northants is proud of the district’s recycling record and has published a seasonal reminder, What to put in the blue bin.

 

 


The bin collection schedule for Christmas 2019 and 2020 is available to download here.

Collections due Wednesday 25 December will be made on Monday 23 December.

Collections due 1 January will be made on Monday 30 December.

There will be no green bin collections during weeks commencing 23 December and 30 December.

Cardboard and non-foil wrapping paper can go in your blue recycling bin.

* * Foil based wrapping will need to go in your black waste bin. * *

Community Shield Award 2019

Congratulations to Craig Coppin, Neighbourhood Watch Co-ordinator and winner of the Community Shield 2019.

Craig has been overseeing the Potterspury Neighbourhood Watch Group for many years and has built up excellent relationships with the local police, as well as village residents. He is a reassuring presence throughout the village, who passes on vital information about crime prevention and goes out of his way to ensure that Potterspury is kept well-informed about local incidents.

Good Neighbour Award 2018

The Potterspury Good Neighbour Award was launched earlier this year. We asked residents to nominate anyone in the village who had made a real difference to the lives of others and were delighted to receive six nominations for both individuals and community groups.

Chairman Steve Parkin congratulates Linden Boothby.

The Parish Council are pleased to award the inaugural prize to Pottersheart, the crafting group run by Linden and John Boothby. Pottersheart runs a popular drop-in session in the Village Hall, which attracts residents of all ages who join in with the crafting activities or stop by to enjoy coffee and cake

Many of the craft items are sold and the funds support the other half of Pottersheart, the adult education charity in Kenya.

It’s a wonderful scheme that does a great deal for the Potterspury community – congratulations to Linden and John.

Join in with Pottersheart’s activities every Monday in the Village Hall from 10.00–12.00.

Learn more about the charity here: www.pottersheart.org