Monkton Parish Council Caring for Monkton

Councillor Roles 2016

Council Chairman           Cllr J Way

Council Vice-chairman     Cllr K Gregory

Parish Clerk                

Parish News              

Parish Website            

Committees:

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.