Boxford

in the Royal County of Berkshire

Boxford Parish Council

Notice of Elections

In preparation for the 2nd May District and Parish Elections, the Elections Notices can be viewed here:

Parish Election Notice

District Election Notice

West Berkshire Council has published its Notice of Election confirming the elections to be held on Thursday 2 May, 2019.

The nomination process is now open and anyone wanting to stand for election either to West Berkshire Council or their local council has until 4pm on Wednesday 3 April to submit their nomination to the Returning Officer. West Berkshire Council has produced a guide to the elections which includes more information on the nomination process and eligibility criteria for potential candidates. This can be viewed online: www.westberks.gov.uk/elections2019. A list of candidates standing for election will be published online by 4pm on Thursday 4 April.

Preparations for the district council elections are well underway with West Berkshire Council’s Electoral Services team busy booking polling stations, arranging staff for polling stations and the count, as well as making sure everyone who wants to vote can do so.

Since the district council elections were held in 2015 there have been changes to the areas each district councillor represents. The review was conducted both to reduce the number of district councillors and to adjust ward boundaries so that each councillor represents a similar number of residents. Changes to towns and villages, and their populations, had led to disparity between how many residents councillors had been representing.

Following a review by the Local Government Boundary Commission for England, there will be 24 wards across West Berkshire instead of 30 and 43 councillors instead of 52. Polling cards will begin to arrive from Tuesday 19March and will show residents which will state their ward and the polling station to attend. 

There is still plenty of time for residents to register to vote in the May elections if they have not already done so. Residents have until Friday 12 April and they can register to vote online in just a few minutes or opt to register to vote by post

Residents are able to vote by post if they prefer to, or to apply for a proxy vote which allows another person to cast their vote for them. The deadline for new postal votes and changes to existing postal vote details is Monday 15 April, and the applications to vote by proxy must be submitted by Wednesday 24 April.

For more information about registering to vote visit https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote. There is also more information about the elections elsewhere on our website.

Annual Parish Meeting

The Annual Parish Meeting will be held on Monday 20th May 2019 at 8pm in St Andrew’s Church

All parishioners welcome – refreshments will be served.

If you have any matters you would like to raise please contact the clerk for these to be added to the agenda on 01488 639487 or via email – parishcouncil@boxford.org.uk

2019 Parish Council Meetings

The 2019 Parish Council meetings are scheduled for:

  • Monday 4th March – 7pm in the Heritage Centre
  • Monday 20th May – AGM at 7pm / Parish Meeting at 8pm St Andrew’s Church
  • Monday 1st July – 7pm in the Heritage Centre
  • Monday 2nd September – 7pm in the Heritage Centre
  • Monday 4th November – 7pm in the Heritage Centre

2017/18 Parish Council Accounts

In line with the Transparency Code for Smaller Authorities published in 2015, Boxford Parish Council hereby presents the following information for download:

If you require any further details please contact the Parish Clerk

 

2016/17 Parish Council Accounts

In line with the Transparency Code for Smaller Authorities published in 2015, Boxford Parish Council hereby presents the following information for download:

If you require any further details please contact the Parish Clerk

2015/16 Parish Council Accounts

In line with the Transparency Code for Smaller Authorities published in 2015, Boxford Parish Council hereby presents the following information for download:

If you require any further details please contact the Parish Clerk

Boxford Parish Council

This website was set up by Boxford Parish Council as a community website in May 2008. Bearing in mind not everyone has internet access, users are asked to copy any significant notices, particularly Neighbourhood Watch notices, to neighbours who do not have computers. Notices will still be placed on the Parish Council noticeboard.

Parish Councillors

  • Alistair Britton- Chairman
  • Mark Hayes-Newington – Vice Chairman
  • Victoria Sandars
  • Charles Oliver-Bellasis
  • Peter Thompson
  • Paul Kilding
  • Clerk to Boxford Parish Council – Mrs Sarah Youldon
  • Contact: parishcouncil@boxford.org.uk or phone 01488 639487 or write to: 1 Holt Cottage, Brightwalton Holt, Newbury, Berkshire RG20 7DB

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