Kingsdon Parish Council


PUBLIC NOTICE

Notice is hereby given in accordance with Section 87 of the Local Government Act 1972 that a vacancyhas occurred on the Kingsdon Parish Council.

Unless a request for an election to be held is submitted in writing to the Proper Officer of South Somerset District Council at The Council Offices, Brympton Way, Yeovil, Somerset, BA20 2HT by Thursday 22nd August 2019 by ten electors for the Parish of Kingsdon, the Parish Council will proceed to fill the vacancy by co-option.

Kate Hatt
Clerk to the Council

5th August 2019

Email: kingsdonclerk@gmail.com
Tel: 01935 841275
Address of Clerk: Bluebell House, Mowbarton Road, Kingsdon, TA11 7DX.


The present Kingsdon Parish Council were elected in 2015 and sit for a term of four years. We usually meet on the second Thursday of every month in the village hall. The parish council notice board is outside of the village shop.

There is parishioner’s time preceding each Parish Council meeting where you can comment about items that are on the agenda, or ask for an item to be considered for the agenda at the following meeting.  (Only items that are actually ON the agenda can be discussed at a meeting)

The quickest way to raise an issue is to speak to a councillor. Each has volunteered to look after particular issues and these are listed with the contact details of each councillor below. If you are not sure who to contact ask any councillor or the clerk for advice. There is also a Parish Councillor Surgery at the village shop each month. The Parish Council is supported by the Parish Clerk and an independent Responsible Financial Officer.

Planning applications have to be considered by the Parish Council within a specified time-frame and these meetings are also open to the public so look out for notifications. The Parish Council makes recommendations to the District Council Planning Authority as to whether the application is considered acceptable, conditional, or otherwise.


Transparency Code

The Government has introduced a Transparency Code for local councils and smaller authorities, with a turnover not exceeding £25,000. Kingsdon Council fits into this category, so the Parish Councillors will publish annually, no later than 1st July each year, various items of financial information as required by the Code.

All information required to be made public can be found at the end of this page together with the Standing Orders of the council and other important documents, such as the most recent Parish Plan.

The Council is also required to publish DRAFT minutes of all council meetings, agendas and associated papers. These are published in the Kingsdon Chronicle. The approved minutes can be accessed below


Kingsdon Estate Development Proposals

Briefing Document prepared for the Extra-Ordinary Parish Council Meeting 13th October 2018 – Click the image to the left to download.

Briefing notes from Andrew Preston GTH presented at the meeting are also available for download – click here


Kingsdon Parish Community Plan Survey 2017 

The Parish Council are pleased to announce that the results of the recent survey have been received prior to Christmas.

A village meeting to give a full presentation and begin the development of an action plan response will be held early in 2018.

Click here to download the full report


Kingsdon Village Allotments

Click here for more information


Parish Councillors

The Clerk is Kate Hatt who can be contacted by email at kingsdonclerk@btinternet.com

MEETINGS 1 MAY 2019 TO 30 APRIL 2020

MEETINGS 1 MAY 2018 TO 30 APRIL 2019

-To view previous years meeting minutes please click here


TRANSPARENCY CODE COMPLIANCE

Item 31/3/2015 31/3/2016 31/3/2017   31/3/2018
Items of Expenditure over £100  View
End of year accounts  View View
Annual Governance Statement View
Annual Internal Audit Report View
Details of Public Land and Building Assets  None  None
Quarterly Report Q1 2017/18

OTHER PARISH DOCUMENTS

download_button Parish Plan 2012 download_button Financial Regulations
download_button Village Design Statement 2007 download_button Freedom of Information
download_button Code of Conduct download_button Precept Budget 2015 to 2016
download_button Standing Orders download_button Public and Press Recording Policy
download_button  Annual Internal Audit Report 2017/18  download_button  Community Plan Survey 2017