FRIENDS OF ST CYRS CHURCH STINCHCOMBE
NINTH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING TO BE HELD on MONDAY
2ND FEBRUARY 2015 at 7.30PM in the CHURCH
Chairman’s opening remarks
- Minutes of AGM held on January 2oth 2014
- Matters arising from minutes
- Chairman’s report
- Treasurer’s report
- Election of officers and committee
- Vice Chairman
- Four committee members
- Future projects
There is a Vacancy at present on Stinchcombe Parish Council. Do you have what it takes?
- To participate constructively in the government of Stinchcombe Parish
- To participate fully in the formation and scrutiny of the Parish Council’s policies,budgets, strategies and service delivery including the ‘Parish Plan’.
- To ensure, with other councillors, that the Parish Council is properly managed.
- To keep up to date with significant developments affecting the Parish Council at local, regional and national levels.
- To promote the economic, social and environmental well-being of the Parish taking account of the strategic effects on other communities and the Parish Council as a whole.
- To represent effectively the interests of the ward for which the Councillor is elected and deal with Parishioners enquiries, representations and complaints.
- To represent the whole electorate; listen, and then represent the views of the whole community when discussing council business and working with outside bodies
- To take an active part in the Parish Council’s arrangements to build community capacity and promote measures that contribute to the Parish Council’s Vision.
- To attend Parish Council meetings.
- To prepare for meetings and being properly informed about the issues to be discussed.
- To take part in meetings and form sound judgements based on what is best for the community and then abide by majority decisions.
- To represent the Parish Council on outside bodies to which the Councillor is appointed.
- To maintain proper standards of behaviour as an elected representative of the people.
- To fulfil the statutory and locally determined requirements of an elected member of a Parish Council, including compliance with all relevant codes of conduct and maintaining high ethical standards, (including not disclosing confidential information and not using council resources for political purposes or for any other reason unless agreed by the Council)
If so, Stinchcombe Parish Council is looking for you!
Your vote matters so make sure you’re registered!
National Voter Registration Day takes place on Thursday 5 February 2015 as part of a nationwide week of action to encourage and inspire people to come out and register to vote.
Ahead of the UK Parliamentary General election and local elections taking place on Thursday 7 May 2015, Stroud District Council is urging its residents to get involved by registering to vote.
Since the law changed in June last year, everyone is now responsible for their own registration, rather than registering as a household.
Anyone who has changed their address or is a new voter needs to make sure that they are registered. Not being on the electoral register could also affect your credit rating.
Registering to vote is easy and can be done online by visiting www.gov.uk/register-to-vote. Those registering will need to provide their date of birth and national insurance number. Anyone without internet can contact the elections team.
You can register to vote at any time, but the deadlines for registration ahead of the election are:
- Last date for Registration – Monday 20 April
- Last date for Postal Vote Applications – Tuesday 21 April
- Last date for Proxy Vote Applications – Tuesday 28 April
The publication of candidates standing in the elections will be available from Thursday 9 April for the Parliamentary Election and Friday 10 April for local elections.
If you would like to know more about electoral registration, or request registration forms, please contact the elections team.
Phone: 01453 754 886
Yes it’s that time of year! (oh no it’s not!) Stinchcombe’s Panto is now under two months away and tickets are already selling fast. The cast is smaller this year, but what is lost by the quantity is more than made up by the quality of the Panto! (you thought I was going to say something else then didn’t you)
Seriously it’s one of the funniest Panto’s we have done and will be well worth coming to see. It’s very much a Stinchcombe Village Panto this time and back to our roots.
Tickets can be ordered online at www.stinchcombevillageplayers.org.uk
Stinchcombe Panto has been around now since 2005 but we do need new members and especially help backstage during the productions. If you would like this Village Institution to continue, PLEASE come forward and help. Like all things it’s only as good as the support it gets. If Stinchcombe residents don’t support if, one year, it won’t be there.