Parish Council Meeting – Thursday 15th July 2021

The Parish Council will be meeting at 7.30pm in the Church Room, Potten End on Thursday 15th July. The agenda contains links to all supporting documents. Please note that no paper versions of the agenda will be made available on the night.

To comply with Covid restrictions the Council should be grateful if you would:

  • advise the Clerk in advance if you intend to attend so we can monitor numbers,
  • register with the hall’s track and trace QR code or record your name and address on arrival,
  • use the hand sanitiser that will be provided,
  • wear a mask when moving around,
  • sit down as soon as possible in the seats that will be placed 1m apart, filling up the hall from the front,
  • leave from the back at the end of the meeting.

The kitchen and toilets will not be available – you have been warned! The door and windows will be open to maximise ventilation.

We very much look forward to seeing you even in these slightly controlled conditions on Thursday.

Parish Council Meeting – Thursday 24th June 2021

The Parish Council will be meeting this Thursday, 24th June at 7.30pm, and for the first time since the pandemic started we will be meeting in person in the Church Rooms.

The agenda is available from this website and contains links to all supporting papers, but in a change from our former practice no paper copies of the agenda will be available on the night.

To comply with Covid restrictions the Council should be grateful if you would:

  • advise the Clerk in advance if you intend to attend so we can monitor numbers,
  • register with the hall’s track and trace QR code,
  • use the hand sanitiser that will be provided,
  • wear a mask when moving around,
  • sit down as soon as possible in the seats that will be placed 1m apart, filling up the hall from the front,
  • leave from the back at the end of the meeting.

The kitchen and toilets will not be available – you have been warned! The door and windows will be open to maximise ventilation.

We very much look forward to seeing you even in these slightly controlled conditions on Thursday.

New Parliamentary Constituency Boundaries

You may not have caught the impact of proposals from the Boundary Commission for England (BCE) which may have significant implications for who will be our MP in the future. At the moment we are part of a constituency which runs from Hudnall and Markyate in the north to Kings Langley in the south, includes Hemel, and looks like this:

The BCE has published its initial proposals for new constituency boundaries to ensure that the number of electors in each constituency is more equal. Under these proposals the parish will form part of a new constituency stretching from Tring and Berkhamsted in the west to Wheathampstead and Harpenden in the east, will exclude Hemel, and looks like this:

The BCE is inviting the public to view and provide feedback on the proposed boundaries by the 2nd August 2021. If you want more information or want to comment on the proposals please go to https://www.bcereviews.org.uk

Exercise of Public Rights for the audit of the financial year ending 31st March 2021

The Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 and the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 require that the accounting records for the financial year to which an audit relates and all books, deeds, contracts, bills, vouchers, receipts and other documents relating to those records must be made available for inspection by any person interested, during a period of 30 working days. For the financial year ending 31st March 2021 the Parish Council has determined that this period will run from 14th June 2021 to 23rd July 2021.

The responsible financial officer for the Parish Council must, on behalf of that authority, publish

(a) the Accounting Statements and Annual Governance Statement of the Annual Governance & Accountability Return (AGAR), accompanied by a declaration, signed by that officer to the effect that the status of the Accounting Statements are unaudited and that the Accounting Statements as published may be subject to change;

(b) a statement that sets out—

(i) the period for the exercise of public rights;

(ii) details of the manner in which notice should be given of an intention to inspect the accounting records and other documents;

(iii) the name and address of the local auditor;

(iv) the provisions contained in section 26 (inspection of documents etc.) and section 27 (right to make objections at audit) of the Act, as they have effect in relation to the authority in question;  

Parish Council Annual Meeting – Wednesday 5th May 2021

The Parish Council will be holding it’s Annual Meeting at 7.30pm on Wednesday, 5th May 2021. You can join the meeting online at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88429006356?pwd=L0wyUVRDYlFMYUgrdi9IMG54ZURQUT09 or by phone on 0203 901 7895 or 0131 460 1196 using the meeting ID: 884 2900 6356 and passcode: 723386

The agenda may be downloaded from the website and includes links to all supporting information.