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Ickleford Parish Council

Casual vacancy
A casual vacancy exists for a councillor on Ickleford Parish Council by reason that an insufficient number of candidates were validly nominated at the Parish Council election on 2 May 2019. We aim to fill this vacancy by co-option at the Parish Council meeting on Thursday 6 June 2019. If you are interested in applying, please complete and return the application and eligibility forms by Thursday 23 May 2019 to the Parish Clerk, Danielle Weetman, via the contact details on the forms.

Further information about the co-option process can be found here.

History
In 1894 a local government act decreed that all parishes with a population of 300 or more were to form a council so in compliance with this act, Ickleford held their first parish meeting on 4th December 1894. Following a proposal by G Bird, and no other proposals, Captain Hugh Dudley Ryder became the first chairman of the parish council. Since then there have been 24 chairmen, including our current one - Miles Maxwell.

In the early days items on the agenda were mostly about sewer ditches, the allotment rents and the state of the footpaths. Today the problems facing the councillors include fast moving traffic through the village and increasing facilities, as well as still maintaining the footpaths and commons (see minutes).

The Parish Council consists of 8 elected members and a clerk.

Meeting information
When:
Normally every first Thursday of the month at 7.30 pm (except in August when there is no meeting). Members of the public are welcome to attend meetings and there is always an open discussion for all residents between 7.35pm and 8pm. Minutes of past meetings can be downloaded (see minutes) and agendas are available to be downloaded one week before the meeting (see meeting dates).

The Annual Parish Meeting is held between 1 March and 1 June each year (see meeting dates)

At: Ickleford Village Hall

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