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Notice of Conclusion of Audit

The annual accounts for Tysoe Parish Council for the year ended 31 March 2021 have been completed and the accounts have been published.

Annual Accounts

The Annual Governance & Accountability Return is available for inspection by any local government elector of the area of Tysoe Parish Council on application to:

  • Mrs Charmaine Swift, Parish Clerk & RFO, Cherry Bank, The Bourne, Hook Norton OX15 5PB
  • By appointment by contacting parish.clerk@tysoe.org.uk or calling 07768 127 225.

Copies can be provided to any person on payment of £10 for each copy of the Annual Governance Return.

Announcement made by Beverley Thorpe, Parish Clerk and RFO.  17 September 2021.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tysoe Neighbourhood Development Plan – revised version

Following receipt of the report of the Independent Examiner on the Reg.17A version Tysoe Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP) from 2020, the Local Planning Authority has now decided what action to take in response to each of the recommended modifications set out in the report.

In respect of Natural Environment Policy 6, the decision of the Local Planning Authority differs from that recommended by the Examiner. Therefore, in accordance with Regulation 17A of The Neighbourhood Planning (General) and Development Management Procedure (Amendment) Regulations 2016, the Local Planning Authority must again publicise the proposed amendments to the recommended modifications for a minimum 6 week period, inviting the submission of representations from organisations and individuals on the changes.

Representations on the proposed changes may be made to the Council by no later than 5pm on Friday 29th October 2021. The proposed changes are summarised in the documents below:

You are encouraged to submit your representations electronically by e-mailing planning.policy@stratford-dc.gov.uk .

If you want to post your response, please send it to FREEPOST RTJX-GHEE-ZUCS, Stratford-on-Avon District Council, Consultation Unit, Elizabeth House, Church Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6HX.

Public Consultation – South Warwickshire Council

From 6 September to 24 October 2021 this consultation will be conducted involving a questionnaire open to all, a telephone survey of a representative sample of 600 residents as well as a series of focus groups with residents, our businesses, parish and town councils, voluntary and community groups. Direct feedback from stakeholder organisations will also be sought. Responses will be used to inform Councillors when in December 2021 they decide whether to make a submission to the Government for permission to merge and create a new District Council serving South Warwickshire.

See the website for more information and for access to the questionnaire.

Wolf Run 4 & 5 September 2021

The Wolf run is back and Shipston Home Nursing are proud, once again to be the Charity partner for this brilliant wild running event.

Click here to find out more.

Two years have passed since the SHN Wolf pack “Team Quora” took on the mud in the 2019 Autumn Wolf Run at Offchurch Bury. Gemma our Head of Nursing Services is keen to enter a team again, so please let us know if you would like to join her, raising funds for the Charity!

Over the weekend Shipston Home Nursing support the event running the safety Key Drop.

This is an all-day role, we need to be at the event by 8.15am and are hopefully finished by 4.00pm.

All your drinks and food are provided throughout the day.
We will be provided with mask screens and sanitiser.
Everyone involved will be asked to lateral flow the day before.

If you would like to join our Team of Volunteers please contact Rebecca on 01608 674929 or email rebecca.mawle@shipstonhomenursing.co.uk

Caretaker Vacancy – Tysoe Village Hall

Tysoe Village Hall Committee are seeking a new Caretaker to undertake cleaning and general repair work.  The successful candidate will have the ability to multi-task and the physical capability to engage in some manual labour.

He/she will be required to look after and operate simple cleaning machinery, ensuring all waste is promptly and regularly removed and all areas kept clean and tidy.

The applicant will be self-employed or retired, self-motivated and be able to work on their own initiative. Attendance at monthly village hall committee meetings is preferable, but not essential.

The Caretaker is a key holder and, as part of the security monitoring team would ideally be resident in or local to the village. He/she will be the main point of contact for hirers, members of the public, the local authority and committee members.

The hourly rate of pay is subject to agreement, with the number of hours per month flexible, to be agreed with the appointee. As a guide, the current caretaker covers all duties within 15 hours per month.

Induction: The outgoing caretaker is available to assist the new post-holder with their introduction to the Village Hall.

To apply for this position please email or write to Percy Sewell, Chairman, Tysoe Village Hall at sewellcp@gmail.com or Burland House, Oxhill, Warwickshire, CV35 0RD

Tysoe Village Hall Trust, Main Street, Tysoe, Warwickshire, CV35 0SE

Registered Charity 523027

Tysoe v Oxhill Cricket Match

England v Australia at Melbourne?
Yorkshire v Lancashire at Headingly?
All Muggleton v Dingley Dell on the village green?
No, it’s the vastly more important Tysoe / Oxhill derby. Please note the date 29 August 2021 in the afternoon. It will take place at the Playing Fields at Tysoe (where we play football for most of the year – but with the wicket nicely protected).
If you are interested in playing, please contact Frederick Price on 07956 397850 or frederickprice@hotmail.co.uk.
We also need volunteers to help with teas, marshalling, setting up on the day etc. Contact Frederick to be involved.
Please do let people know – and come along on the day.

Vacancy – Parish Clerk & RFO

Tysoe Parish Council is looking to appoint a Parish Clerk and Responsible Finance Officer to undertake the administration and financial management of the Council. The Council is seeking a candidate with good organisational, secretarial and administrative skills and with good numerical and financial acumen. The role is part-time (9 hours per week) and permanent.  Applicants should live within 15 miles of the village and have an understanding of rural issues.

Key Areas –

Meetings, Policies & Procedures – Manage the monthly meetings of the Council including preparing the agenda, taking the minutes, advising Councillors on procedural/legal matters and progressing actions. This will include attendance at and administration of the Council’s Committees.

Planning Applications – Ensure planning applications are circulated to Councillors, and after consideration by the Council, submit responses to the Local Authorities in accordance with timescales and policies.

Finances – Manage the Council’s finances; preparation of quarterly financial statements, payment of invoices, banking, end of year accounts, submission of accounts for internal and external audit, VAT reclaim, preparing for budget review and precept determination.  Scribe is used for financial accounting and training will be provided. Previous experience in accounts is a requirement of the role.

Administration – Deal with correspondence, draft public notices and undertake all necessary administration of the Council. Administer, regularly up-date and review the Council’s website.

Candidates must have at least a year of admin/secretarial work and possess a high standard of oral and written communication skills, be proficient in Microsoft Office (particularly Word and Excel). They should be capable of working independently without supervision and have the ability to deal with a range of issues. Good interpersonal skills are key as the Parish Clerk is in regular contact with parishioners, suppliers and other agencies. Experience in a similar role or knowledge of Local Council would be an advantage. Experience of website maintenance preferable; training will be provided if necessary.  A laptop is provided for the role.

Salary:  NJC Scale LC1 or 2 scale points 5 to 21 (£10.04 to £13.74 per hour), starting point depending upon experience, CiLCA qualification and transferable skills.

Please contact the Parish Clerk/RFO for more details and a full job description parish.clerk@tysoe.org.uk

Cllrs Alison Cross or Jane Millward would be pleased to have an initial discussion with interested candidates, and this can be arranged through the Parish Clerk.

Application is by CV and written statement of no more than 2 sides of A4, setting out how you meet the person specification for the role. Please send your application to parish.clerk@tysoe.org.uk

 

Application deadline: 06/08/2021

Concessionary (over 65s) Parking Permit

Due to the rising costs of operating and maintaining car parks and keeping streets clean, Stratford District Council is carrying out a short public consultation exercise with concessionary permit holders.

The Council is looking at the concessionary (over 65s) parking permit, which is currently available at £10 per year.

Some of the permits are currently misused, with the friends and family of permit holders using the registered vehicle on a regular basis. Also, a number of permit holders are still working full-time in Stratford Town Centre (but are only paying £10 per annum for the privilege to park for up to 40 hours a week). The proposal to abolish the concessionary permit is one of equity and administration costs, rather than income generation.

The Council has carried out a benchmarking exercise on concessionary (over 65s) parking permits. Out of fifteen comparable local authorities in the Midlands and South West region, only two offer such a permit – Wychavon District Council at £100 per year and Wyre Forest District Council at £175 per year. Interestingly, around 54% of permit holders in Stratford-on-Avon District have a CV37 (Stratford-upon-Avon) postcode, which goes against the Council’s aim of Stratford-on-Avon District being carbon neutral by 2030.

We are also looking at how often you use the permit and the reasons for doing so.

 

To respond to this Consultation you can feedback in the following ways:

 

 

  • Request a paper copy of the survey by telephoning Stratford-on-Avon District Council on 01789 267575

 

  • Writing to us at (no stamp required) Freepost RTJX-GHEE-ZUCS, Stratford-on-Avon District Council, Consultation Unit, Elizabeth House, Church Street, STRATFORD-UPON-AVON, CV37 6HX

 

Closing date is Friday 26th March 2021.

Forestry work on Upton Estate Summer 2021

As we are sure many of you are aware Ash dieback is highly destructive disease which has become an increasing problem in England. It is a fungal disease which weakens them before they die. Ash Dieback (Chalara) has severely affected much of the Ash on the estate and as such we are required to carry out some substantial felling at the bottom and east of Sunrising Hill to remove the tees before they become dangerous and a greater risk to people using the footpaths and bridleways. Please be assured that this felling will be followed by a replanting scheme which is approved by the Forestry Commission.

In order to keep everyone safe while the work is taking place the public routes through the woodland are being temporarily diverted and a plan of the temporary routes is attached. These new routes will be sign posted and the original routes will be reinstated as soon as work in the immediate vicinity has been completed. We would be grateful if anyone using these paths does stick to the temporary routes for their own safety.

The felling work is due to commence this week and we envisage it will take approximately 6 weeks although the footpath diversions won’t be required for the full 6 weeks. The replanting work will take place later this year or early next year.

The forestry work will be carried out under the supervision of Nicholsons forestry team. If you have any queries regarding any of this information please do not hesitate to contact Tim Shardlow at Nicholsons tim@nicholsonsgb.com or the Estate Office at Upton Estate on 01295 670 538.

Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused by the temporary footpath/bridleway diversions.

Many thanks,

Upton Estate