1. Parish clerk contact details
The Parish Council are pleased to announce that from January 2018 Lynne Ogden has become the Parish Clerk. Lynne can be contacted via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
2. Review of formal documents
The Parish Council are currently reviewing their Standing Orders and associated documents. The following documents are under review and, when signed off, shall be made publicly available on this website:
|Document||Download link||Version||Date last updated|
|Code of Conduct|
|Publication Scheme, including Freedom of Information Act procedures
|Transparency Code Requirements|
|Health and Safety Policy|
Data Protection and Records Management Policy
Grant and Donation Policy
|Risk Assessment Policy|
|Equal Opportunities Policy|
3. Council Structure
The Parish Council is made up of 9 Councillors, of whom the first eight listed below were voted in by the Electorate of the Parish of Dunsford in 2015:
|Councillor John Saunders (Chairman)||01647 252949||South View, EX6 7DDemail@example.com|
|Councillor Paul French (Vice Chairman)||01647 252721||Southwood House, EX6 7HEfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Councillor Graham Dicker||01647 253209||Small Lake, EX6 7DQemail@example.com|
|Councillor Pip Hayes||01647 252881||Briton Bank, EX6 7HAfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Councillor Karen Morris||01647 252375||2 Bridge Street, EX6 7DBemail@example.com|
|Councillor Ron Peake||01647 253 224||Riverbank, EX6 7HEfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Councillor Hannah Phipps||01647 253611||Meadow Oak, EX6 7DDemail@example.com|
|Councillor Charlie Radclyffe||07782 385587||Sowton Mill, EX6 7JNfirstname.lastname@example.org|
The Councillors are elected for a 4 year term and the Chairman and Vice-Chairman are elected each May for a one year term. The current Chairman and Vice-Chairman were in those positions for the years of 2015/16, 2016/17 and 2017/18.
The Parish Council are grateful for the service of Katie MacEacharn for her years of being a Councillor; Katie resigned in early 2018.
Sadly, Jeremy Lucas, who was the parish clerk from 2013-2017, died in October 2017. The Parish Council would like to say a huge thank to you to Jeremy for all of the hard work that he did for the village. The Parish Council advertised for a new parish clerk from October to November, interviewed potential candidates in early December 2017 and Lynne Ogden agreed to become parish clerk from January 2018.
The current number of voters on the Dunsford electoral roll is approx. 585.
All Councillors serve on a voluntary basis and attend the Parish Council meeting on the first Tuesday each month at 7:45 pm in the Village Hall Dressing Room. The meeting is open to the general public who have an opportunity to speak at the beginning or end of the meeting. Councillors also attend other meetings on behalf of the Council if it is thought to be relevant to Dunsford.
Notice of Meetings, including the Agenda, is posted in the Parish Council notice board adjacent to St Mary's Church. A copy of the minutes of each monthly meeting is posted at the following locations: St Mary's Church porch, the Village Post Office, The Royal Oak Public House and this website.