Monkton Parish Council Caring for Monkton
Councillor Roles 2016
Council Chairman Cllr J Way
Council Vice-chairman Cllr K Gregory
Planning Committee Cllr Kevin Knight/Cllr John Way/Cllr Teresa Brown/Cllr Chris Ransom
Village Hall Committee Cllr Teresa Brown
Parks and Environment Cllr John Way/Cllr Kevin Knight
Regeneration Cllr T Brown
Representative to outside Bodies:
Highways Cllr Ken Gregory
Kent Association of Local Councils (KALC) Clerk
Monkton Football Club Cllr John Way/Cllr K Knight
Parish Council Forum Cllr Chris Ransom/Clerk
MONKTON PARISH COUNCIL meets six times a year at Monkton Village Hall.
The meetings are open to the public and all are welcome to listen to the proceedings, although they are not entitled to participate in the business of the meeting, without the invitation of the Chairman.
The Parish Council has 5 members elected every 4 years. In the event of a vacancy occurring a new member is elected or co-opted until the next full election. All the work that the Councillor's do is on a completely voluntary basis.
The Minutes of the last meeting and the Agenda for the next meeting are placed on the Parish Website. Notice of when each meeting is due is placed on the three noticeboards in Monkton. (The Minutes and Agenda may also be obtained from the Parish Clerk.)
The usual way to contact the Parish Council is via the Parish Clerk.
WHAT DOES THE PARISH COUNCIL DO?
1 Responds to and gives comments on planning applications for developments within Monkton and also on development in neighbouring parishes if they affect Monkton.
2 Responds to consultation documents issued by the Government, the District Council, the County Council and also other authorities and organisations. This ensures the views and concerns of the community are taken into account when decisions are made by the various authorities.
3 The Parish Council also:
Supports the Village Hall (may give grants)
Contributes towards the village newsletter (places parish news in newsletter also)
Maintains the Recreation Ground, the War Memorial, litter bins, and public seats.
A Clerk is employed to carry out the administration of the Council such as, preparing for Parish Council Meetings (agendas and minutes), attending meetings, planning issues etc, and maintaining the website.