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A joint statement agreed by Civility and Respect Project Working Group

The Civility and Respect Project Working Group agreed at its latest meeting on 28 June 2021 a joint statement committing to promote civility and respect in public life. The statement, which summarises the core aims and values for securing permanent change in the local (parish and town) council sector, reads:

“Civility and respect should be at the heart of public life and good governance is fundamental to ensuring an effective and well-functioning democracy at all levels.

The intimidation, abuse, bullying and harassment of councillors, professional officers and staff, in person or online, is totally unacceptable; whether that is by councillors, professional officers, staff or members of the public.

This can prevent councils from functioning effectively, councillors from representing local people, discourage people from getting involved including standing for election, and undermine public confidence and trust in local democracy.

The National Association of Local Councils (NALC), county associations and One Voice Wales (OVW), as the membership organisations representing the first tier of local government in England and Wales, and the Society of Local Council Clerks (SLCC) as the professional body for clerks, are committed to working together to promote civility and respect in public life, good governance, positive debate and supporting the well-being of councillors, professional officers and staff.

To that end the group will be working to deliver tangible resources, actions and interventions in four main areas: providing councils with the tools to support good governance; lobbying to strengthen the standards regime and encourage more people to get involved; training; and processes to intervene to provide support to struggling councils.”

The meeting of the working group also finalised plans for the appointment of a fixed-term project officer, funded by NALC and SLCC, to drive forward the projects’ key priorities and tangible objectives. Other issues covered at the meeting, which was held online, included a local resolution protocol, links to the Improvement and Development Board (IDB) and lobbying.

https://www.nalc.gov.uk/news/entry/1788-joint-statement-agreed-by-civility-and-respect-project-working-group

The HRA Scarecrow Competition has been extended to 8th September

You now have until 8th September to enter

All you have to do is:

1. Make a Scarecrow and put it outside your house by 8th September
2. Tell us you have entered by emailing your name, your Scarecrow’s name and your address to hra@hever.org
3. Vote for your favourite Scarecrow at the phone box on Uckfield Lane or email hra@hever.orgVoting will start on the 12th September and finish on the 22nd September.

Winners will be announced at the SCARECROW PARTY!!! to be held at Hever Village Hall
Sunday 29th September 3 – 5pm
EVERYONE IS WELCOME

 

ALL most welcome – Hever Parish Council Annual Assembly. Thursday 23rd May

DO JOIN, all most welcome;
Hever Parish Council Annual Assembly
Thursday 23rd May Four Elms (Now in Parish Rooms opposite Four Elms Primary school as village hall busy with European Election!).
 
Speakers from 7.30pm;
  • including the police
  • Dr. Morrison on the new health centre
  • and English Rural Housing Association.

 

Come and join and say what you’d like the parish council to do over the next year. Refreshments provided from 6pm.

ANNUAL ASSEMBLY –  Agenda

Thursday, May 23, 2019

6 pm

Four Elms Parish Rooms

From 6pm; there will presentations and information of HPC work.

We will invite comments and suggestions for the year ahead.

During this time, drinks and snacks will be available.

1.    7.30pm

The Chairman, John Hodson will welcome guests and parishioners and seek approval for the Minutes from the Annual Assembly 2018 and deliver the 2019 Annual Report.

  1. Comments from;

7.40pm           Kent Police – Joseph Cain, Police Community Support Officer, PCSO 60538

Sevenoaks District, Kent Police

7.50pm           Edenbridge Medical Centre – Dr. Simon Morrison

8.00pm           Councillor Peter Lake, Kent County Council

8.10pm           Councillor Matthew Dickins, Sevenoaks District Council

8.20pm           Four Elms village hall Trustee

8.30pm           Alison Thompson, Senior Regional Development Manager

English Rural Housing Association

The Chairman will invite and other business which electors wish to raise, there being no Special Resolutions for consideration.

 

Charlotte Cole, Clerk, Hever Parish Council, representing Four Elms, Hever and Markbeech.  Clerk@hever.org

 

 

 

 

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING of Hever Parish Council to be held at Hever village hall on Tuesday 7th May 2019 commencing at 7.30pm

The Members of Hever Parish Council

I hereby summon you to attend the ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING of Hever Parish Council to be held at Hever village hall on Tuesday 7th May 2019 commencing at 7.30pm for the transaction of business as set out below.

Signed;      Clerk     Date   30.04.19  *attachment / printed copy

  1. To receive apologies.
  2. Only open session of the meeting- Public Forum (10 minutes)
  3. Declarations of interest in respect of business specified on the agenda
  4. *To approve the accuracy of Minutes of the previous meeting – 20.03.19 and 2018 AGM (JH).

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BULK REFUSE FREIGHTER FOR LOCALS coming to the neighbourhood;

 
Saturday 29th June 2019
 
Four Elms VILLAGE HALL 8 – 9.15am then
 
Hever Bottle bank area next to Henry pub in coach car park 9.30 – 10.45am
 
Saturday 21st September
 
Four Elms VILLAGE HALL 8 – 9.15am then
 
MARKBEECH village hall 9.30 – 10.45 am
 
It cannot take Electrical Appliances/ Metal / Hard Core / Large Amounts of Garden Waste / Large Panes of Glass / Oil or Paint.
The Freighter cannot accept fridges, freezers, cookers, cast iron boilers or baths, long metal poles, building materials, manure, large parts of engines, vehicle parts or hazardous waste. This includes items like fluorescent tubes, TVs & computer monitors, batteries, oil tins and filters, paint and paint tins and chemical containers. These items must be taken to your nearest Household Waste Recycling Centre. Compostable garden waste cannot be accepted either. Please do not leave any rubbish unattended. Please DO NOT arrive early or leave items on site, otherwise will be classed as flytipping and information passed to the police, thank you.
 
This is a service provided by Sevenoaks District Council and funded entirely by Hever Parish Council.
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