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 Hilton Parish Council would like to announce as part of their Community Engagement plan a meet and greet session with members of the Public.

We believe it is much better to meet face to face, so we will hold our first session on:

 

SATURDAY 6th OCTOBER 2018,

AT THE PARISH COUNCIL OFFICE FROM 9AM TO 12 NOON

 

The Chair and Vice-Chair will be there to meet and discuss with you on an individual basis any questions you may have and to listen to ideas about the community of Hilton.

There is no need to book, just turn up but please be patient if we are already dealing with somebody

We look forward to meeting and speaking to you all.

If you cannot make this date, but wish to speak to the Chair and Vice-Chair at another time, please contact our Clerk and arrange an appointment on:

Tel: 01283 730969 or by email: clerk@hiltonparishcouncil.org.uk

 

For a PDF version of this statement click here: Statement Public Speaking

Statement on behalf of Hilton Parish Council

Staff Matters:

On several occasions in recent months residents have asked Councillors questions about Hilton Parish Councils employee’s contracts of employment, terms and conditions, job descriptions, working hours and job titles. Despite the answers already being given and following the receipt of Q&A sheets at Forums and Coffee Mornings being put on the Council website and available at Parish Council meetings.

Hilton Parish Council would like to make it clear that any staff matters are solely between the Council and its employees, all information is strictly private and confidential and covered under the General Data Protection Regulations therefore, any such matters will not be discussed with residents. What staff do outside of their working hours is their business and is of no concern to Hilton Parish Council as long as it does not impact on their contracted working hours or their daily tasks.

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Willington Parish Council has long been opposed to the impending car parking charges imposed by Derbyshire County Council, the owners of Willington Picnic Site Car Park.

The Parish Councils objections have proved futile and Derbyshire County Council appear insistent on moving forward with their plans. The Parish Council have formed a Car Park Advisory Group, (CPAG), which consists of both Parish Councillors and members of the public.

In the short term The Car Park Advisory Group will meet fortnightly,

The Old School
Castle Way
Willington
DE65 6BT

Next meeting 31st July 2018 at 7:00pm
(7.30pm for Public access)

The Car Park Advisory Group is currently working on a range of initiatives, including;

  • Lobbying the local County Councillor Martyn Ford.
  • Supporting a local petition, opposing the implementation of parking charges.
  • Exploring opportunities to manage the car park should the petition prove unsuccessful.
  • Liaising with neighbouring Parish Councils to seek their support.
  • Liaising with local businesses and community groups.
  • Exploring the possibility of forming a ‘Community Benefits Society to manage the car park.
  • Liaising with car park management companies to minimise potential impact.
  • Conducting a car park usage survey and gaining user feedback.
  • Conducting a more in-depth car park survey, using ANPR technology.
  • Advertising the work of the group to seek wider public support.
  • Highlighting the wider implications of parking charges and the undoubted impact this will have on neighbouring roads within the locality.

The next meeting of The Car Park Advisory Group will take place on 31st July, 7:00pm, The Old School, Castle Way, Willington. However please note this particular meeting will commence with an exempt item and will not be open to the public until 7:30pm.

Information can be obtained from Willington Parish Councils web-site, Facebook page and Parish noticeboards.

Are you aware that Derbyshire County Council want to turn the Willington Picnic Area car park into a pay and display car park?

Massive extra congestion on an already congested road network leading through our village to and from the A38 and A50 would arise as cars would park on the narrow streets to avoid paying car parking charges.

Parking has been free for more than forty years.  The car park is a vital community asset in the centre of Willington where off street parking is very limited.

We have set up a petition to try to stop this.

You can sign the petition at one of the following locations:

  • The Rising Sun Public House, The Green, Willington
  • The Green Man Public House, The Green, Willington
  • Willington Post Office, Castle Way, Willington

If you would like to download a blank petition to gather more support then please click here:

Willington Picnic Area Car Park Petition

NOTICE OF VACANCY

IN OFFICE OF COUNCILLOR

 PARISH OF HILTON

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN

that a casual vacancy has arisen in the Office of Councillor for the Parish Council.

If by 13 July, 2018 (14 days excluding Dies Non, after the date of this notice) a request for an election to fill said vacancy is made in writing to the Returning Officer at the address below by TEN electors for the said Parish, an election will be held to fill the said vacancy, otherwise the vacancy will be filled by co-option.

If an election is called, it will take place not later than 17 September, 2018.

Dated 18 April, 2018

Frank B McArdle

Returning Officer

Civic Offices

Civic Way

Swadlincote

Derbyshire

DE11 0AH