Monthly Archives: April 2018

The Dingle, Blacksmiths Lane, Wrockwardine

The Parish Council has been notified of the following planning application:

TWC/2018/0284

The Dingle, Blacksmiths Lane, Wrockwardine, Telford, Shropshire, TF6 5EZ

Tree works to one Scots Pine (T1) including the removal of dead wood, Thinning of up to 15% and the reduction of side branches by up to 2m to lessen trunk weight.

 

Wrockwardine Parish Council is NOT the Planning Authority; this is the function of The Borough Council. The view of the Parish Council does not carry any extra weight (over and above any other resident) nor is it guaranteed to be taken into account when any decision is made by the Borough Council. The Parish Council is simply invited, by the Borough Council, to give its views on planning applications. If a planning application affects you, or you have a view which you wish to be taken into consideration by the Planning Officers of the Borough Council then it is important that you convey that opinion directly to the relevant authority (which is Telford and Wrekin Council). The Parish Council is unable to “pass on” the views of others to the Planning Authority but it may take into account the views of residents of the Parish when deciding upon its own position on any particular application.

Tine Grange, Charlton

The Parish Council has been notified of the following planning application:

TWC/2018/0283

Tine Grange, Charlton, Telford, Shropshire, TF6 5EU

Erection of single storey replacement barn for ancillary accommodation, single storey extension to existing converted barn and new timber framed garage with storage above.

 

Wrockwardine Parish Council is NOT the Planning Authority; this is the function of The Borough Council. The view of the Parish Council does not carry any extra weight (over and above any other resident) nor is it guaranteed to be taken into account when any decision is made by the Borough Council. The Parish Council is simply invited, by the Borough Council, to give its views on planning applications. If a planning application affects you, or you have a view which you wish to be taken into consideration by the Planning Officers of the Borough Council then it is important that you convey that opinion directly to the relevant authority (which is Telford and Wrekin Council). The Parish Council is unable to “pass on” the views of others to the Planning Authority but it may take into account the views of residents of the Parish when deciding upon its own position on any particular application.

Annual Parish Meeting

Notice is hereby given that the Annual Parish meeting will be held on Thursday 19th April at 8:00 p.m. at Wrockwardine Parish Hall.

A copy of the agenda can be found here: https://goo.gl/rcGhkA

The Annual Parish or Town Meeting is not a Parish Council meeting. It is a meeting of the parish or town electors and could involve local organisations such as the Women’s Institute and the drama group. Strictly speaking electors can set the agenda, and in practice these meetings often celebrate local activities and debate current issues in the community. The chairman of the Parish Council calls the Annual Parish or Town Meeting and, if present, will chair it. It is best practice to hold the Annual Meeting of the Council and the Annual Parish Meeting on different occasions to avoid confusion.  [The Good Councillors Guide]

PARISH MEETING

 A parish meeting, in England, is a meeting to which all the electors in a civil parish are entitled to attend. In some cases, where a parish or group of parishes has fewer than 200 electors, the parish meeting can take on the role of the parish council itself, with statutory powers, and electing a chairman and clerk to act on the meeting’s behalf.

In England, the annual parish meeting of a parish with a parish council must take place between 1 March and 1 June, both dates inclusive, and must take place no earlier than 6pm.

Parish meetings are a form of direct democracy, which is uncommon in the United Kingdom, which primarily uses representative democracy.

Section 39(2) of the Local Government Finance Act 1972 provides that a parish meeting is a precepting authority. This means that where there is no parish council the parish meeting must meets its own expenses, usually by precepting on the district council.

A parish meeting may only precept for expenditure relating to specific functions, powers and rights which have been conferred on it by legislation.

Parish meetings do not have the power to appoint staff.

Clayden, Paul (January 2007). The Parish Councillor’s Guide 19th edition. Shaw & Sons. p. 156 et seq