Whitwell Parish Council Meeting – 12th October 2011

For the sake of clarity: These are not official minutes of the Whitwell Parish Council.  These are minutes taken and produced by Whitwell.info for the benefit of the community so that you may see the discussions and reasons around the decisions made, not just that a decision was made on your behalf as a resident.

Update: The minutes have been updated to correct an error in item 16 since first published.

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Whitwell Parish Council Meeting – October 2011

The October 2011 Whitwell Parish Council (WPC) meeting will be held on the 12th October 2011 at 7:00 PM in the Community Centre (in the meeting room, past the main hall).

As usual you can find the agenda on the Whitwell Parish Council website.  This month the only addtional items of interest are:

  • Cemetery Contract
  • Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Celebrations

Unfortunately this month we won’t be able to bring you as detailed minutes as we have for the past two meetings due to work commitments, but we will still be trying our best to make them more detailed than WPCs own minutes.

Whitwell Parish Council Meeting – 10th August 2011

1. Apologies

  • Cllr. Maiden
  • Cllr. Ellis
  • Cllr. Burdett
  • Cllr. Kerr

As Cllr. Maiden was unable to attend this meant that Cllr. Frow was chair of the meeting.  The meeting proceeded with Cllr. Frow explaining some changes that had been made to the meeting format, these changes are:

  • District & County Councillors as well as Police representatives to sit in the public “gallery” rather than around the table
  • Anyone who declares an interest in an agenda item other than in either of the two open forums must leave the room and not return until the item is dealt with

Both of these changes have been made to fall in line with current best practice for council meetings and help with the council obtaining “Quality Council” status (more of which later).

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Whitwell Parish Council Meeting – August 2011

This is your 1 week reminder that the next meeting of Whitwell Parish Council (WPC) will be held on Wednesday 10th August at 7PM in the Whitwell Community Centre.  If the meeting is anything like the July one then it’s well worth attending – many people who don’t regularly attend described it as “better than the TV”.  WPC is there to work for all of us in the Whitwell Parish – but if we don’t let them know what we think and join in with discussions it makes their job a lot more difficult than it already is.

As usual the agenda for the meeting can be found on the Whitwell Parish Council website.

Whitwell Parish Council Meeting – 13th July 2011

Unfortunately due to holidays we didn’t actually have anyone at the most recent Whitwell Parish Council meeting, which is unfortunate as from speaking to those that did attend it was a very entertaining meeting – even though it did go on till 10PM.  What follows is in no way comprehensive and is based on speaking with members of the public who were in attendance.

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Whitwell Parish Council Meeting – July 2011

The July 2011 Parish Council meeting will be held at Whitwell Community Centre on Wednesday 13th July 2011.

The agenda for the meeting can be found at the top of the page here: Whitwell Parish Council – Meetings – Agendas and Minutes

On the agenda will be the recording of Parish Council Meetings – something we hope will be approved and that we will be pushing for, so that we can make them available to you online.

Whitwell Parish Council Meeting – 8th June 2011

Discussions

The main discussions from members of the public to councillors were:

  • Lorries – What can we do to stop them? Ken Stevenson is persuing a number of areas on this, with some more suggested by members of the public.
  • Housing – What is being done to improve social housing stock and get them filled?
  • Recording of Meetings – We raised this issue and it will be discussed as an agenda item at the next meeting.

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Whitwell Parish Council Meeting – June 2011

The June 2011 Parish Council meeting will be held at Whitwell Community Centre on Wednesday 8th June 2011 – back to the usual slot of the 2nd Wednesday of the month.

The agenda for the meeting can be found at the top of the page here: Whitwell Parish Council – Meetings – Agendas and Minutes

Here at Whitwell.info we will be seeking permission to record the meeting and future meetings as a matter of public record – we’ll let you know how we get on with that.  If we’re allowed then we’ll be posting up the recordings (in whole and broken down per agenda item).

Whitwell Parish Council Meeting – 18th May 2011

The first Parish Council meeting for the newly elected Whitwell Parish Council has now taken place.  A number of issues were covered, along with the business of filling various committee posts on the council.  Updates from the District and County councillors were also provided.

Chair/Vice Chair

  • As noted in our post about the Chair/Vice Chair the positions have been filled by Cllr. Stuart Maiden and Cllr. Sandy Frow.

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