Please scroll down for links to pages on Council Members, Council News, Meeting Dates, Minutes, Planning Applications, Council Regulations, Declarations of Interest and also for archived information (including Local Development Plan documents).
COUNCIL VACANCIES -
The Council currently has one vacancy for the Norton Ward and two vacancies for the Presteigne Ward all of which will be filled by co-option . If you are interested in being considered for these vacancies please contact the Clerk for more information. Applications for consideration must be received by 30th June 2017.
NEXT COUNCIL MEETING -
Full Council - 19th July 2017 7pm.
EXTERNAL AUDIT NOTICE
Notice re inspection of accounts. and notice of electors rights can be found on the Council Accounts and Audit page. (scroll down this page and click on relevant heading). External Audit completed 13th June 2017 and no matters raised.
NOTE: NEXT COUNCIL SURGERY 1st July 2017
Town Council Surgeries
These are held on the first Saturday of each month (excluding August) from 10am to 12pm in the Memorial Hall, Presteigne alongside the Farmers Market. No appointment necessary. Please call in to discuss any concerns you may have.
To download an application form to go on the waiting list click Allotments Application Form
Existing Tenants: To download an application form for a shed, water butt etc click Shed Application Form
The Town Council
The Town Council consists of thirteen members, nine representing the town of Presteigne and four covering the village of Norton. All members are chosen by ballot every four years, having been proposed and seconded by parishioners. To be eligible for election, a prospective member has to reside in the community or within three miles of the Parish boundary or own property in the parish.
Once elected, the councillors select their own Chairperson for the year (then known as the Mayor) and a deputy. The Mayor presides over all meetings of the Council, which meets once a month.
The Council employs a Town Clerk. The duties of the Clerk include -
ensuring that the council conducts its business lawfully
administering all the council's paperwork
ensuring that meeting papers are properly prepared and the public is aware of meeting times
implementing the council's decisions
overseeing the implementation of projects
keeping property registers and other legal documents
managing local facilities. In Presteigne and Norton this covers the recreation grounds Went's Meadow and Eddie's Meadow, town allotments and two blocks of public toilets.
Among the main concerns of the Town Council are local planning applications, which are forwarded by Powys County Council for any comments or objections.
Financial responsibilities include paying our clerk, giving donations to help run local organisations, maintaining local amenity grounds belonging to the town and the running and upkeep of two toilet blocks which Powys CC intended to close.
A place on the Council is an interesting position, enabling local people to help care for their own area and environment.
Who are our Councillors?
Councillors for the Presteigne Ward are: Beverley Baynham, Colin Kirkby MBE, Pam Linnett, Rose Bamford, Rory Bennett, Wendy Toomey, Trevor Owens and Nicholas Rogers. One vacancy at present.
Councillors for the Norton Ward are: Deb Edwards, Chris Ruby and John Wilding. One vacancy.
Mayor for 2017/18 is John Wilding and Deputy Mayor is Beverley Baynham.
If you would like to know more about the Town Councillors please see the Council Members page below. On this page you will also find individual contact information should you wish to contact one specific Councillor.
Contact and Agendas
To contact the Town Council or any Councillor or to request an Agenda for a forthcoming meeting, please write to our clerk, Tracey Price, Garn Farm, Chapel Lawn, Bucknell, Shropshire, SY7 0BT, via email at email@example.com, or telephone 01547 528575.