What Does the Parish Council Do?
The Duties and Responsibilities of Chilham Parish Council
The Parish Council carried out a full range of duties for the benefit of the residents and meets once a month to administer parish business. All parish councillors volunteer their time, the only paid employee is the Clerk who sets the agendas, minutes the meetings and implements the actions and decisions. The Clerk also ensures that we operate within the law. Members of the public are encouraged to attend our meetings and have an opportunity to speak to councillors during the Parishioners Questions during the meeting. The Parish Council is funded by a precept which is collected from residents by Ashford Borough Council as part of the Council Tax. Most importantly, the parish council is eleted to meet the needs and represent the views of its parishoners.
The Parish Council manages the precept as referred to above. We produce a budget and report against it on a quarterly basis. There are rigourous rules governing the financial arrangments of Parish Councils which are overseen by the Responsible Financial Officer and the Independent Internal Auditor.
The Parish Council is included in the consultaiton process for planning applications.
The Parish Council carries 3rd party liability insurance
We recognise that many people in the parish don’t understand what the parish council can and cannot do, so this website and regular newsletters keep you informed about what your parish council is doing on your behalf. We welcome feedback, good or bad, so please use the form on the how are we doing page to let us have your views on the website or, for that matter, any issue that you think the parish council should be dealing with.
You can now also follow us on Twitter @ParishChilham
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Whereas it has pleased Almighty God to call to His Mercy our late Sovereign Lady Queen Elizabeth the Second of Blessed and Glorious Memory, by whose Decease the Crown of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is solely and rightfully come to The Prince Charles Philip Arthur George: We, therefore, the Lords Spiritual and Temporal of this Realm and Members of the House of Commons, together with other members of Her late Majesty’s Privy Council and representatives of the Realms and Territories, Aldermen and Citizens of London, and others, do now hereby with one voice and Consent of Tongue and Heart publish and proclaim that The Prince Charles Philip Arthur George is now, by the Death of our late Sovereign of Happy Memory, become our only lawful and rightful Liege Lord Charles the Third, by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and of His other Realms and Territories, King, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith, to whom we do acknowledge all Faith and Obedience with humble Affection; beseeching God by whom Kings and Queens do reign to bless His Majesty with long and happy Years to reign over us.
Given at St. James’s Palace this tenth day of September in the year of Our Lord two thousand and twenty-two.
GOD SAVE THE KING
Chilham Parish Council
Notice of conclusion of audit Annual Governance & Accountability
Return for the year ended 31 March 2022
Sections 20(2) and 25 of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014
Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 (SI 2015/234)
Notes 1. The audit of accounts for Chilham Parish Council for the year ended 31 March 2022 has been completed and the accounts have been published. This notice and Sections 1, 2 & 3 of the AGAR must be published by 30 September. This must include publication on the smaller authority’s website. The smaller authority must decide how long to publish the Notice for; the AGAR and external auditor report must be publicly available for 5 years.
2. The Annual Governance & Accountability Return is available for inspection by any local government elector of the area of Chilham Parish Council on application to:
(a) Paul Coles,
Clerk to Chilham Parish Council
3 The Square,
(a)Insert the name, position and address of the person to whom local government electors should apply to inspect the AGAR
Monday to Friday 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
(b) Insert the hours during which inspection rights may be exercised
3. Copies will be provided to any person on payment of £15.00 (c) for each copy of the Annual Governance & Accountability Return.
(c) Insert a reasonable sum for copying costs
Announcement made by:
(d) Paul Coles, Clerk to Chilham Parish Council
Date of announcement:
(e) 28th September 2022
Clerk's Update Parish Council meeting on the 6th October
Chilham Parish Council can confirm that representatives of South East Water will be attending our next meeting at Chilham Village Hall on the 6th of October. The meeting starts at 7pm with the full agenda for the meeting available in the agenda and minutes section of the website.
Dated 30 September, 2022
Clerk to the Parish Council
Mr P Coles
3 The Square
QUEEN ELIZABETH 11
We offer our deepest sympathy and condolences to the Royal Family, on the sad death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth 11.
The Queen has been a constant part of our lives for the 70 years of her reign, and will be greatly missed, not only as Our Queen, but as a Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother.
We thank The Queen for her service to the nation, her sense of duty, dignity and respect for our traditions.
May you Rest in Peace.
CHILHAM PARISH COUNCIL