Parish Councillor Vacancy December 2020
Following the resignation of Councillor P Chadwick, there is a vacancy on Sparaholt Parish Council.
Any request for an election by ballot must be made in writing by ten electors of the parish within 14 days (excluding bank holidays, any day appointed for public thanksgiving, Saturdays and Sundays) from 5 December 2020.
The request should be sent to:
The Returning Officer,
Winchester City Council,
Winchester, SO23 9LJ
5 December 2020
Notes: In compliance with Section 87(2) of the Local Government Act 1972, the “Parish Councillor Vacancy December 2020” notice above also appears on the Parish Council noticeboards.
There is no standard form for the request. You have to put it in writing, with the signatures of ten electors from the parish, and make sure that the returning officer receives it within 14 working days of the date of the notice. If you have any questions, you should check with the returning officer.
If there is no request by ten electors for a by-election, the Parish Council will seek to fill the vacancy by co-option.
Link to Government website Coronavirus
Information about the Sparsholt Community Support Group can be found here: Support_Group
Nine councillors are elected every four years to represent the Parish of Sparsholt; one of the most sought after villages in Hampshire and one of the largest parishes in terms of physical area in the District.
Our role as a Parish Council is to represent the views and concerns of the community and to help support the activities that are important to the area.
Councillors have a portfolio of responsibilities covering the following areas:
The Parish Council discussing planning applications at its meetings and welcomes those proposing to submit a planning application or having particular comment about a specific application to join the public session.
For information on current applications and background information Planning
Traffic & Highways
The speed and volume of traffic through the village is an ongoing concern together with maintenance of highways. This is an area of particular focus for the Parish Plan.
Footpaths & Open Spaces
The parish boasts numerous footpaths, the conservation area, Ham Green, and the playground (on land leased from Winchester City Council) at Woodman Close.
Transport & Security
As a rural community the provision of public transport links and security of village properties is vital.
The Well House
The Parish Council is the owner of this historic building and as such responsible for it maintenance and upkeep. The Well House is the Village Shop and Post Office, a key community asset. A councillor representative attends meetings of the Village Shop organisation.
Sparsholt Church of England Primary School, Sparsholt Memorial Hall
Both core to the community of Sparsholt a parish council representative attends school governor meetings and memorial hall meetings. More information about both can be found by clicking the organisations tab.
Details of individual councillor responsibilities and contact details can be found by clicking on the councillors and contact tab above.
Parish Council meetings are held on the third Thursday of each month in the Mosaic Room of the village Memorial Hall - so please do come along to the public session to learn more about the activities of your council.
Agendas and minutes of meetings are available by clicking on the meetings tab above.
Please note that meetings are currently taking place remotely