Little Abington Parish Council


VACANCY

1. There is a vacancy on the Little Abington Parish Council caused by

 
RESIGNATION OF MR ELLIS 
 
2. A by-election to fill the vacancy will be held if within 14 days (computed in accordance with the Regulations) from the date below ten electors for the parish give notice in writing requesting that an election be held.
 
3. Such notice must be delivered to the Returning Officer at:  South Cambridgeshire District Council, South Cambridgeshire Hall, Cambourne Business Park, Cambourne, Cambridge CB23 6EA before Thursday 21 March 2019. 
 
4. If no such notice is given the Parish Council will fill the vacancy by co-option.
 
 
Dated: 28 February 2019      Signed:  Clerk
                                                                                
 
Address:      27 West Field, Little Abington CB21 6BE
Tel    07703 486562
email clerk@littleabington.clara.co.uk
  
 
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For more information please see theabingtons website
http://www.theabingtons.org.uk/parish-councils/little-abington-parish-council/
or contact the Clerk - Genevieve Dalton clerk@littleabington.clara.co.uk or the Parish Council Chairman - Peter Brunning peter.brunning@cantab.net

What is a Parish Council?

Parish councils are the first tier of local government in England and Wales and they are closest to the people. They are funded through your local Council Tax.
 

What does a Parish Council do?
The Parish Council has several responsibilities including representing the local community and improving quality of life in the village.   

For example:

  • The Annual Village Clean Up
  • Improving footpaths
  • Road safety and reducing speeding. We are looking into ways of improving road safety in the village.  LAPC organised and paid for the inter-active signs on Cambridge Road and for the Speedwatch equipment .
  • Cycle routes.
  • Reviewing planning applications.  The Council’s opinion is taken into account before plans are approved
  • The Parish Council can make grants for projects that will benefit the community
  • The Parish Council pays for services such as Street lighting, Village and  footpath maintenance,  Roadside verge cutting


What does a Parish Councillor do?
There are 7 Parish Councillors. We meet once a month. Most councillors serve on at least one committee and have an additional responsibility. The position is unpaid.

If you would like to know more do, please, contact a Parish Councillor or the Clerk or come to our next meeting.

Clerk:  Genevieve Dalton      07703 486562                   Chairman:  Peter Brunning  01223 891960

Becomming a Parish Councillor 

 The criteria to qualify as a Parish Councillor in Little Abington are that you must:

  • be at least 18 years old
  • be an elector
  • be a UK or Commonwealth citizen, or
  • be a citizen of the Republic of Ireland, or 
  • be a citizen of another Member state of the European Union
AND
•  for the whole of the previous 12 months have occupied (as owner or tenant) land or other premises in the parish, or
•  have worked in the parish (as your principal or only place of work), or
•  lived in the parish or within three miles of the parish boundary
 
Disqualification
 
Certain people are disqualified from standing. This includes 
• paid officers (including the Clerks) of the council, 
• bankrupts
• and those subject to recent sentences of imprisonment.
       
Parish Councillor  role outline
 
For more information please contact the Clerk - Genevieve Dalton clerk@littleabington.clara.co.uk or the Parish Council Chairman - Peter Brunning peter.brunning@cantab.net
      
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Little Abington Parish Council Village Maintenance Contract

The contract for village maintenance was reviewed in 2018. The  new contract commenced in January 2019   

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Limited Assurance Review for the year ended 31 March 2018.

The Annual Governance  and Accountability Return  for 2017-18  has been submitted.  It can be accessed via the Transparency Code web page.

http://www.theabingtons.org.uk/parish-councils/little-abington-parish-council/transparency-code/

The statutory public inspection period finished on Friday 3 August  2018 but files are available on request

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PARISH COUNCIL DOCUMENTS
In line with the requirements of the 2015 Transparency Code for Smaller Local Authorities all Little Abington Parish Council meeting agendas and minutes are published on the Little Abington Parish Council page of the Abingtons web site where you will also find meeting papers and items linked to the Transparency Code, including financial information.
 
We will continue to publish agendas and minutes on the Parish Council notice board which is on the corner of Church Lane and the High Street in Little Abington. Little Abington Parish Council minutes are also available in the parish councils’ file in the Abington Institute.
 
The Clerk can be contacted for more information about Little Abington Parish Council meetings and the Transparency Code.
 
e-LAPC: If you would like to receive reminders about Little Abington Parish Council meetings and agendas please contact the Clerk
 
mailto:clerk@littleabington.clara.co.uk