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CONDOVER PARISH NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN

Draft Policies for our parish
Community consultation
Autumn 2020

Your thoughts please!
The draft policies for Condover Parish Neighbourhood Plan are ready for consultation with our communities
Our Neighbourhood Plan is a way for everyone to have a real say in the future of our Parish up to 2038, from housing and the environment to traffic issues, recreation and heritage.
Before the Neighbourhood Plan is developed any further, we want to hear your views on the policies that will be in it.

This is a very difficult time for getting together so we’re offering a range of ways for you to read the draft policies and make comments.

You can read and download the consultation document by clicking on the button below
and you can
Join a Zoom meeting:
2nd and 9th Dec 7.30pm—8.30pm
16th and 17h Dec 7.30pm—8.30pm
Get the Zoom link from
Edward Marvin: 07985 103213
marvin@web-hq.com

NOTICE OF PUBLIC RIGHTS AND PUBLICATION OF UNAUDITED ANNUAL GOVERNANCE & ACCOUNTABILITY RETURN ACCOUNTS FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31 MARCH 2020

Date of announcement: 7th August 2020

Each year the smaller authority’s Annual Governance and Accountability Return (AGAR) needs to be reviewed by an external auditor appointed by Smaller Authorities’ Audit Appointments Ltd. The unaudited AGAR has been published with this notice. As it has yet to be reviewed by the appointed auditor, it is subject to change as a result of that review. Any person interested has the right to inspect and make copies of the accounting records for the financial year to which the audit relates and all books, deeds, contracts, bills, vouchers, receipts and other documents relating to those records must be made available for inspection by any person interested.

For the year ended 31 March 2020, these documents will be available on reasonable notice by application to:

Brighid Carey Parish Clerk & RFO Dorrington Village Hall, The Maitlands, Dorrington SY5 7LD Tel: 07516 445872
Email: condoverpc@gmail.com

commencing on Monday 10th August 2020 and ending on Friday 18th September 2020

Local government electors and their representatives also have:
• The opportunity to question the appointed auditor about the accounting records; and
• The right to make an objection which concerns a matter in respect of which the appointed auditor could either make a public interest report or apply to the court for a declaration that an item of account is unlawful. Written notice of an objection must first be given to the auditor and a copy sent to the smaller authority.
The appointed auditor can be contacted at the address below for this purpose between the above dates only.

The smaller authority’s AGAR is subject to review by the appointed auditor under the provisions of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014, the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 and the NAO’s Code of Audit Practice 2015. The appointed auditor is:

PKF Littlejohn LLP (Ref: SBA Team)
15 Westferry Circus
Canary Wharf
London E14 4HD
(sba@pkf-littlejohn.com)

This announcement is made by Brighid Carey - Clerk & RFO

To read the formal Notice and for further information, please follow the link below

CONDOVER PARISH NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN
Draft Policies for our parish

frequently asked questions

Here are some responses to Frequently Asked Questions about the Condover Parish Neighbourhood Plan policies

COMMUNITY GRANTS FROM CONDOVER PARISH COUNCIL FOR 2021 - 22
APPLY BEFORE 27 NOV 2020

Each year, Condover Parish Council offers a limited number of grants of up to £500 to community groups that contribute to life in the Parish.

Community Grant funding can be used for a range of purposes which can be shown to help deliver the Parish Council’s strategic priorities and be of direct benefit to the community. This may include:
• The cost of room hire for an event
• Purchase of small equipment items
• Hire of equipment for a community event
• The cost of materials where these cannot recouped through contributions from participants
• Help towards start-up costs for a new community group or activity
• Help towards specialist professional fees for example a speaker for an event, an instructor or teacher, a facilitator for an environmental event
• A contribution towards a community trip or outing
This list is not exhaustive.

There is more information about the Parish Council's priorities and how applications are assessed on the application form.

CONDOVER PARISH REMOTE PLANNING SUB-COMMITTEE MEETING
1 DECEMBER 2020

There will be a remote Parish Council Planning Sub-Committee Meeting at 7.00pm on Tuesday 1st December 2020 to be held via Zoom. The agenda for this meeting can be found by following the link below.

If members of the public would like to make a representation at the meeting or send a message to councillors please do so by contacting the Parish Clerk or the local ward Parish Councillor/s. All inputs and representations received will be made known to councillors.

Members of the public may also join Parish Council meetings via Zoom. You do not need to have Zoom on your PC, Tablet or Smart Phone - just follow this link to join the meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87480338216?pwd=OUVVSEF0bnU5M2dESW45UGF5QWhidz09

CONDOVER PARISH REMOTE FINANCE AND PERSONNEL COMMITTEE MEETING
1 DECEMBER 2020

There will be a remote Parish Council Finance and Personnel Committee Meeting at 7.30pm on Tuesday 1st December 2020 to be held via Zoom. The agenda for this meeting can be found by following the link below.

If members of the public would like to make a representation at the meeting or send a message to councillors please do so by contacting the Parish Clerk or the local ward Parish Councillor/s. All inputs and representations received will be made known to councillors.

Members of the public may also join Parish Council meetings via Zoom. You do not need to have Zoom on your PC, Tablet or Smart Phone - just follow this link to join the meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87480338216?pwd=OUVVSEF0bnU5M2dESW45UGF5QWhidz09

CASUAL VACANCY
CONDOVER PARISH COUNCIL
CONDOVER WARD

VACANCY CAUSED BY THE RESIGNATION OF SIOBHAN PETERS

In accordance with The Local Government and Police and Crime Commissioner (Coronavirus) (Postponement of Elections and Referendums) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020, the vacancy in the office of councillor is, subject to further legislation, to be filled at the poll at the next ordinary election of Councillors which is due to be held on 6 May 2021.

CONDOVER PARISH COUNCIL BY-ELECTION
[CONDOVER WARD]

VACANCY CAUSED BY THE RESIGNATION OF DAVID LANE

In accordance with The Local Government and Police and Crime Commissioner (Coronavirus) (Postponement of Elections and Referendums) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020, the vacancy in the office of councillor is, subject to further legislation, to be filled at the poll at the next ordinary election of Councillors which is due to be held on 6 May 2021.

CONDOVER PARISH COUNCIL
BY-ELECTION
[CONDOVER WARD]

VACANCY CAUSED BY THE RESIGNATION OF ROB FARROW

In accordance with The Local Government and Police and Crime Commissioner (Coronavirus) (Postponement of Elections and Referendums) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020, the vacancy in the office of councillor is, subject to further legislation, to be filled at the poll at the next ordinary election of Councillors which is due to be held on 6 May 2021.

PARISH COUNCIL 'REMOTE' MEETING
2 JUNE 2020

The Parish Council meeting due to be held on Tuesday 2nd June 2020 at Stapleton Village Hall will now be held remotely, via Zoom, starting at 7.30pm on the same date. The agenda includes both planning and financial matters, along with any other matters requiring urgent decisions.

If members of the public would like to make a representation at the Public Session of the meeting or send a message to councillors please do so by contacting the Parish Clerk or the local ward Parish Councillor/s. All inputs and representations received will be made known to councillors.

Members of the public may also join Parish Council meetings via Zoom. You do not need to have Zoom on your PC, Tablet or Smart Phone as the Parish Council will send you a link to join the meeting. If you want to attend via Zoom, notify the Clerk and give sufficient time for you to be sent a link before the meeting starts.

PARISH COUNCIL 'REMOTE' MEETING
5 MAY 2020

The Parish Council meeting due to be held on Tuesday 5th May 2020 at Dorrington Village Hall will now be held remotely, via Zoom, starting at 7.30pm on the same date. The agenda includes both planning and financial matters, along with any other matters requiring urgent decisions.

If members of the public would like to make a representation at the Public Session of the meeting or send a message to councillors please do so by contacting the Parish Clerk or the local ward Parish Councillor/s. All inputs and representations received will be made known to councillors.

Members of the public may also join Parish Council meetings via Zoom. You do not need to have Zoom on your PC, Tablet or Smart Phone as the Parish Council will send you a link to join the meeting. If you want to attend via Zoom, notify the Clerk and give sufficient time for you to be sent a link before the meeting starts.

PARISH COUNCIL 'REMOTE' MEETING 15 APRIL 2020

The Parish Council meeting due to be held on Tuesday 7th April 2020 at Ryton Village Hall was suspended in compliance with Covid-19 Government restrictions on social distancing and the holding of meetings.

On the 4 April 2020, the government brought The Local Authorities (Coronavirus) (Flexibility of Local Authority Meetings) (England) Regulations 2020 into force to allow local authorities to conduct meetings remotely.

The first remote Parish Council meeting will be held at 7.30pm on Wednesday 15th April 2020. The agenda will be incorporate both planning and financial matters, along with any other matters requiring urgent decisions.

The Parish Council will use “Zoom” to hold virtual meetings. This will enable participants to be seen and heard. If there are problems with internet connections there will be a facility to join the meeting by phone. For any confidential agenda items of any meeting there will be a separate link with a password required. We will need to end the public meeting and log back into the confidential meeting using this Zoom Link and password provided.

If members of the public would like to make an input or representation to a business meeting or send a message to councillors please do so by contacting the Parish Clerk or the local ward Parish Councillor/s. All inputs and representations received will be made known to councillors.

Members of the public may also join Parish Council meetings via Zoom. You do not need to have Zoom on your PC, Tablet or Smart Phone; with the link provided by the host (the Clerk) and you will be able to join the meeting. Your ‘attendance’ must however be notified to the Clerk to give sufficient time for you to be sent a link before the meeting starts.

Shared Ownership Homes
Condover - AVAILABLE NOW

A new development of ten 2 and 3-bed shared ownership homes are now available in Condover.

Priority for these new shared-ownership homes will initially go to people who have a strong local connection to Condover village and/or Condover Parish.

If you're interested please follow the link below to DB Roberts estate agents

PARISH COUNCIL PRECEPT 2020 - 21

At its meeting on 8th January 2019, Condover Parish Council agreed a budget for 2019-20 that reflected increasing on-going liabilities and costs, and included some short-term additional project costs to improve communications and engagement within the Parish. The projected spend required the Parish to draw on reserves. To manage the budget from 2020-21 onwards, the Parish Council resolved to:

a)Develop a funding strategy, to manage down spend where possible, and to increase receipts through e.g. applying for external grant funding to support especially for community-, heritage- and environment-based projects.

b)Ensure Parish Council projects each had a business plan with contributions from external funding where applicable.

c)Parish Council had not increased its precept for over 10 years but resolved to do so for 2020-21 to support the budget.

You can read the report provided to Shropshire Council regarding the uplift in precept for 2020-21.

Housing for Dorrington

Consultation to show the preferred future housing development sites in Dorrington for inclusion in the Neighbourhood Plan for our Parish

Monday 2nd December 2019 6.30pm – 8.30pm

Dorrington Village Hall

A49 Community Concerns

There was an open meeting at Dorrington Village Hall on 21st November to discuss community concerns relating to safety on the A49 through Dorrington. This meeting will form the basis of further action by Condover Parish Council working in partnership with other agencies.

The meeting was attended by Cllr Dan Morris, Edward Marvin (Parish Council Chair), Kate King (Parish Council Vice Chair), PC Mark Milton, Richard Field (Moderator, A49 Facebook Information Pages) along with 28 members of the public.

You can find the minutes of this meeting below.

PLANNING SUB-COMMITTEE MEETING
7.00pm on 3 DECEMBER 2019
RYTON VILLAGE HALL

The agenda for the Planning Sub-Committee meeting on 3 December can be found by clicking on the button below

Condover Parish Council considers local planning matters at its monthly meetings

For the list of planning applications to be considered each month, please see the Planning Matters page of our website. If you wish to make representations to the Parish Council about any planning matters, please contact your local Parish Councillor. You may also come along to a Parish Council meeting where you can directly address Councillors at the Public Session. The Public Session starts promptly at 7.30pm. For meeting dates, please follow the link on the Council Matters page.

Please note - the Parish Council is notified of new planning applications right up to the time of its meeting and you should check the Planning Matters page from seven days before the meeting.

CONDOVER WOODLAND PARK
SUB-COMMITTEE MEETING
8.00pm on 9th DECEMBER 2019
CONDOVER SOCIAL CLUB

The Sub-Committee is responsible for the day to day running of Condover Woodland Park, and for its care and any future planning.

At its December meeting, the Sub-Committee will elect a new Chairperson, review its Terms of Reference and plan the short and medium-term future management of the Park.

To see the Agenda, please click on the button below.

RYTON REMEMBERS
'HELP for HEROES'

To commemorate the 100 years since the end of the Great War, Ann Duddridge and Cllr Susan Mackay, residents from the village of Great and Little Ryton, produced a detailed illustrated booklet to honour the sacrifice of local men and to recognise them as people who lived in and were part of their community.

The document brings together all the men who were born or lived in Ryton and were known to have serviced in World War 1. This includes men from Ryton who were killed on the battlefield, men who served and survived, many of whom were injured, and men not originally from Ryton who served in the war and came to live in Ryton immediately thereafter.

The Campaign Medals of WW1 are also pictured and explained, together with their ‘nicknames’.

Condover Parish Council supported publication of the booklet and copies were made available free within the Parish, with a request for a donation to Help for Heroes. There has been considerable interest from local people and from visitors to the area, some of whom found valuable information about their ancestors. There is also now a copy of the booklet in the Shropshire Archive.

The donations received to date amount to £430.00

A small number of copies of 'Ryton Remembers, are still available. Please contact the Parish Clerk for more information.