Beckingham

18th May 2017

Wanted!!! - 2 Parish Councillors

vacancies

17thMay 2017

Road works on A17 on 7th June

24th February 2017

Dates for Friday Socials at the Village Hall

Friday 24th February

Friday 24th March

Friday 28th April

Friday 26th May

Friday 30th June

Beckingham Parish Council

Currently the Parish Council comprises 5 members (the maximum possible) and meets bimonthly.

The agenda for the meeting can be viewed in advance on this website and on the noticeboard outside the Village Hall. Please forward any items you wish to include on the agenda to the Clerk 7 days before the meeting. The Parish Council welcomes public involvement at the meetings and will always make time for the public to speak. Minutes are approved at the following meeting and can be viewed on this website and on the Village Hall noticeboard. The Parish Council is responsible for the running and maintenance of the Village Hall.

Councillor Contacts

  • Cllr. Lawrence Tatton (Chair)
  • email:latt34@gmail.com
  • tel:01636 629350 & 07900 104481
  • address:Ridge View,School Lane,Beckingham,LN50RJ
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  • Cllr. Andy Brewer(Vice Chair)
  • email:andybrewer1961@hotmail.com
  • tel:01636 629149 & 07721 975974
  • address:The Cottage,Chapel Street,Beckingham, LN5 0RH
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  • Cllr. Philip Wells
  • email:pandj.wells@btinternet.com
  • tel:01636 626667
  • address:1 Hillside Cottages,Hillside,Beckingham LN5 0RQ
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  • Parish Clerk: Terry Brown
  • email: terry@saltby.net
  • tel:01476 516366
  • address:189 Belton Lane, Grantham, NG319PL

District and County Councillors details can be found here.


Could I be a parish councillor?

As a councillor you can become a voice for your community and affect real change. It helps if you're a "people person" who enjoys talking to other residents but, more importantly, you need to have the concerns and best interests of the parish as a whole at heart. Councillors are community leaders and should represent the aspirations of the public that they serve. Parish councils are the most local part of our democratic system and are closest to the public. Why don't you stand for your local parish council and see what difference you can make to your local community?

How much time does it take up and when?

On average, less than a couple of hours a week. Obviously there are some councillors who spend more time than this - and some less, but in the main, being a parish councillor is an enjoyable way of contributing to your community and helping to make it a better place to live and work. Council meetings are always held in the evening - as are most meetings of the other groups which councillors attend on the Council's behalf. Talking and listening to your fellow parishioners can be done at any time but you must be able to spend a couple of hours every six to eight weeks (in the evening) attending the Council meeting.

Am I qualified?

Most people are. However there are a few basic rules. You have to be:

  • -- a British citizen, or a citizen of the Commonwealth or the European Union, and
  • -- 18 years or older on the day you become nominated for election, and
  • -- live or work in or near the parish, and
  • -- are not the subject of a bankruptcy restriction order or interim order, and
  • -- have not, within five years before the day of the election, been convicted in the United Kingdom of any offence and have had a prison sentence (whether suspended or not) for a period of over three months without the option of a fine.

There are also some other disqualifications relating to candidacy.

Village Hall Dates 2017

(To make a booking contact Lawrence Tatton 07900 104481)


Village Hall Social - Friday 26th May

Annual Parish Meeting - 7pm Wednesday 31st May

Election Day - all day Thursday 8th June

PCC Open Gardens - all day Sunday 11th June

Village Hall Social - Friday 30th June

Parish Council Meeting - 7pm Wednesday 26th July

Parish Council Meeting - 7pm Wednesday 27th September

Parish Council Meeting - 7pm Wednesday 22nd November