Town Council

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TOWN COUNCIL VACANCIES

There are currently two vacancies on the Town Council, one for Norton Ward and one for Presteigne Ward.
Could you join us and contribute to your community? Closing date 30th April, 2024. Please feel free to get in touch if you would like to find out more via presteigneandnortontc@outlook.com or via facebook messenger.
 

 

GRANTS FOR SHOP FRONT WORKS - HIGH STREET, PRESTEIGNE

Letter attached here. There will be a meeting for traders on 4th March 2024 at 6.30pm. At the Assembly Rooms (Green Room). Officers from the County Council will be in attendance.

 

SELF EMPLOYED PERSON WANTED FOR OCCASIONAL STREET CLEANING DUTIES

Information attached here.

 

ANNUAL REPORT 2022-23 AVAILABLE NOW. 

A copy of the report will be held in Presteigne and Knighton Libraries and on this site on the Annual Reports page.

 

NEXT COUNCIL MEETING  17TH APRIL 2024 AT 7.30PM.

Join Zoom Meeting - 

https://us06web.zoom.us/j/86946166481?pwd=q51w5SkgBXSIBh0RaWBbWaCeOW2bA0.1

Meeting ID: 869 4616 6481   Passcode: 488098. Or dial by your location - 0203 481 5237 United Kingdom. Find your local number: https://us06web.zoom.us/u/kcQ9oGa6e0

Meeting papers available here - main papers, supplementary papers.

 

LATEST DRAFT MINUTES

LATEST DRAFT MINUTES (MARCH 2024) AVAILABLE HERE.

 

NEXT STAFFING COMMITTEE MEETING - November/ December 2024. 

NEXT SITES AND BUILDINGS COMMITTEE MEETING -April/May 2024

NEXT CLIMATE CRISIS COMMITTEE MEETING - 3rd April 2024. Meeting papers here.

Join Zoom Meeting - https://us06web.zoom.us/j/85777308385?pwd=AeToMqn5rSeXJ3VJm15OFzbRRYo6xY.1

Meeting ID: 857 7730 8385   Passcode: 417436. Dial by your location - 0203 481 5237 United Kingdom. Find your local number: https://us06web.zoom.us/u/kbrVE8fCrG

 

Meetings are normally held at the Assembly Rooms, Broad Street, Presteigne with a video conferencing option but may also be held via video conferencing only. Details of venue/link to meeting will be on the relevant agenda and on this page.

 

 

FOR WHAT THE COUNCIL HAS BEEN DOING TO TACKLE THE CLIMATE CRISIS PLEASE CLICK HERE.

(Last updated November 2023)     

                                                                                                                                                                                                      

Allotments.

To download an application form to go on the waiting list click Allotment Application Form

Existing Tenants: To download an application form for a shed, water butt etc click Shed Application Form

 

Community Tables/Gazebos

These are available for use by community groups located within the Presteigne and Norton Town Council area. An application form must be completed and any damage must be rectified. If you need more information or to chat about potential use please contact the Clerk, Tracey Price @ presteigneandnortontc@outlook.com. Please apply at least two weeks in advance.

Tables Use Request Form.

Gazebos Use Request Form.

 

Small Grants

The Town Council awards a small number of grants to local organisations such as Presteigne Memorial Hall, Presteigne and Norton Community Support. Grants are flexible and can be for one off items or to help towards general running costs. For full details see the Council grant awarding policy and application forms. If you would like to discuss the possibility of a grant please contact the Clerk or speak to any Councillor.

Small Grant Policy

Small Grant Application Form (New applicant)

Small Grant Application Form (Request to renew existing grant)

Small Grant Application Form (climate crisis related grants)

 

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, multi use games area, outdoor gym and two blocks of public toilets.

submitting comments on local planning applications, which are forwarded by Powys County Council for any comments or objections. 

Financial responsibilities include paying staff and contractors, giving donations to help run local organisations, maintaining local amenity grounds belonging to the town and the running and upkeep of two toilet blocks. 

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?

Please see the Council Members page for information and contact details for each 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 presteigneandnortontc@outlook.com, or telephone 01547 528575.

 

COMMUNITY CONSULTATION FEBRUARY 2017 -

Details now to be found on the Archive page http://presteigne.org.uk/node/148.

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