Have you grown to appreciate Old Woughton even more during the lockdown – the open spaces, the quality of the natural environment, the opportunity to still get around and talk with neighbours, because there’s plenty of room to maintain social distancing?
If you’ve been reflecting on how you can get more involved, then how about applying to be our next clerk following Julian Vischer’s retirement at the end of the year? The post is the only paid employment at the parish council and is very part-time, enabling the successful candidate to fit duties around other commitments.
If you would like to talk through what’s involved in the role then please contact Julian (email@example.com) or Jeremy (firstname.lastname@example.org), who is organising the recruitment process. The job summary is below and accredited training is available. Please contact us by the 6th of December, as we will interview before Christmas.
To provide full Clerk service to the nine councillors of Old Woughton Parish Council
To manage the parish finances as the Responsible Finance Officer.
To advise the Chair and Members on procedural and other matters relevant to the operation of the Council
To liaise with other Clerks in neighbouring councils
To maintain own professional CPD so that the Council receives up to date advice and procedures are continually updated
To be responsible for the management of the day to day business of the Council
Any other duties that may fall to the Clerk from time to time
Illustration of COVID-19, created by the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
As a Parish Council we are here to support you, our residents and neighbours, at this most difficult time.
We have delivered a leaflet to all residents providing our contact details and official sources of information. If you haven’t read the leaflet yet, click here to view online.
As you are probably aware the Local elections planned for May this year have been postponed until May 2021. Our Annual Parish meeting planned for the 6th of April has been postponed. As and when it is safe and we have a new date for this meeting we will publish that on the website and noticeboards.
Our 11th May AGM is of course, like everything else, under review. We are considering the possibility of a virtual video meeting, but are awaiting Government guidance on this.
In the meantime stay safe and in this period of continuing change, with important Government announcements seemingly every day, be re-assured that this community is well placed to be able to respond to you quickly. If you need assistance please refer to the contact details in the leaflet.
The Institue of Economic Development has published a leaflet providing a simple route map to the government help that is available for businesses. Click here for the IED leaflet.
March 30th Update:- Today we delivered a second leaflet with additional information to all households. Click here to view online.
May 19th Update:- In view of the social distancing rules the May parish meeting was conducted by videolink. Details of how to attend the meeting were circulated with the meeting agenda which was published through the usual channels. A recording of the meeting is available. Click here to view the meeting post.
The parish comprises the areas of Milton Keynes known as Woughton On The Green, Woughton Park and Passmore.
There are just under 400 homes in the parish along with a church, a hotel, a pub and a handful of small businesses. The Woughton Pavilion and sports fields are also located here.