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The members of your Parish Council

Chair: Cllr Tim Thorogood  01449 766757

Parish Councillors: 

Cllr Kevin Knights 01449 767708

Cllr Thomas Rowe 0207 4578711

Cllr Richard Palmer 01449 766484

Clerk:  Huw Roberts 0777 180 8677 (wickhamskeithpc@hotmail.com)

                                                                                                                       

To view the Register of Interests for Parish Councillors, please go to the Babergh and Mid-Suffolk District Council Self Service form.  This is the link:   Parish Members Register of Interests

 

Minutes of Parish Council Meeting held Monday, 11th July 2022 in the Village Hall .

 

The Minutes of the Parish Council meeting will be available on the village website and on the parish notice board. The next meeting is Monday 12th September 2022.

 

During the Public Forum issues were raised in connection with missing footpath signs and obscured No Through Road signs as well as further difficulties with waste collection vehicles. These matters have been raised with the Highways Authority and District Council.

 

We are in urgent need of a Parish Clerk and Treasurer due to the imminent retirement of our current clerk.

 

Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer

 

The Clerk is responsible for ensuring the Council is acting within current regulations. The Clerk will also be the Responsible Financial Officer, maintaining financial records and the careful administration of its finances. Although this role can be split to suit two people.

 

Duties include:   

·        minute taking and setting up/publishing agendas

·        working with Council members, district and county councils, members of the public and other bodies

·        recording and managing payments and receipts

·        bringing planning applications to the attention of the council for consideration

·        preparing the draft budget and precept documents

 

Skills:

·        Computer literate, particularly in Word and Excel.

·        Organised, numerate, a good communicator and able to work effectively with others

·         Must have an internet and phone access.  The council has a dedicated laptop and printer that can be loaned to the successful candidate for council business.

 

Please contact Parish Council Chair Tim Thorogoood if you can help.

tim@starhousefarm.com, 01449 766757

 

 

 

 

WICKHAM SKEITH PARISH COUNCIL - Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer

Applications are invited for the post of Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer to Wickham Skeith Parish Council.

The Clerk is responsible for ensuring the Council is acting according to the instructions of the Local Authority and within current regulations. The Clerk will also be the Responsible Financial Officer, maintaining financial records and the careful administration of its finances.

Duties include:   

·        minute taking and setting up/publishing agendas

·        working with Council members, district and county councils, members of the public and other bodies

·        recording and managing payments and receipts

·        bringing planning applications to the attention of the council for consideration

·        preparing documents for audit

·        preparing the draft budget and precept documents

 

Skills:

·        Computer literate, particularly in Word and Excel.

·        Organised, numerate, a good communicator and able to work effectively with others

·         Must have an internet and phone access.  Must be able to store council files securely at your home address. The council has a dedicated laptop and printer that can be loaned to the successful candidate for council business.

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Salary and Hours of Work:

14 hours per month at £10.44 per hour (£1,754 per annum, subject to PAYE).

Meeting are held on the evening of the 2nd Monday of alternate months, although additional extraordinary meetings may be called.

Contact the Chair: Tim Thorogood, tim@starhousefarm.com, 01449 766757

Deadline for submissions 31st March 2022

 

There are currently two vacancies for Parish Councillors:  Notice-of-Vacancies-December-2020.pdf

 

Village Defibrillator

I have recently taken on the guardianship of the village defibrillator and thought it would be a good time to remind villagers about the device.
Location - the defibrillator is located on the external wall of the village hall (next to the car park and emergency exit).
To access the device you will need to dial 999. They will then ask you for the cabinet number – 2334 and/or postcode of the device - IP23 8LX


These numbers are also on the outside of the defibrillator.


This information will be enable the 999 service to locate our defibrillator and give you the access code to allow you to get access to the device.


The defibrillator is portable and so can be taken to wherever it is needed in the village. 999 will talk you through how to use it and once it is switched on the device will also give you verbal and visual instructions.


Defibrillator training
No training is necessary to use the defibrillator but it would be useful if some villages have some training. I have contacted someone locally who can provide training for the defibrillator together with some resuscitation training. The cost of the training will be covered by the Parish Council and there are 10 places available for people who live in the village. The training takes about 2 hours and will include the use of a Resus Doll and training defibrillators.


If you are interested, please can you contact me as soon as possible. I can then organise a suitable date and time for the training.


If you have any queries regarding the defibrillator, please contact me. If I don’t know the answer, I will endeavour to find someone who does!


Julie Keable
01449 766771
juliekeable@btinternet.com