Annual Parish Meeting – Friday 5 May 2017 8pm

Please accept this as an invitation to this year’s Annual Parish Meeting

Everyone in the village is invited to this meeting which is not a Parish Council Meeting; it is a meeting for all Ellisfield residents. Wine and Cheese will be served after the meeting. Any resident can speak and/or ask questions. However, if a resolution is called for, only those who are registered as local council electors may vote.

The meeting will be chaired by Parish Council Chairman, Tim Guinness who will report activities & accounts of the council to the meeting.

Representatives of every village organisation will be asked to give a short presentation and, they too, will answer any questions.

Anna McNair Scott our County Councillor and Borough Councillor Mark Ruffell have been invited and will be attending to answer questions if their schedule allows.

Please find attached a copy of the agenda and draft minutes from last year’s meeting.

Kind regards Jacqui Matthews
On behalf of Ellisfield Parish Council

Farriers Field house

Dear Ellisfield Resident

The purpose of this email is to make you aware that there is a vacant property at Farriers Field; you may know someone who would be interested in applying to rent this property, full details can be found on the attached advertisement from Sovereign Housing/Basingstoke & Deane Borough Council

Only applicants with a local connection to Ellisfield may bid for this property in accordance with the Section 106 agreement. The property has its own garden, pets permitted with written permission. Property has a Wet Room, priority will be given to those requiring such adaptations.

Applicants will need to be registered with BDBC so that they can apply via the Homebid. Please see the attached document here. Applications for this property can be made by visiting, telephoning our bidding hotline on 0300 011 2460 or applying by text on 07781 482 317 before the closing date

Ellisfield Parish Council

Ellisfield Village Association AGM Minutes

On Tuesday 4 April the Ellisfield Village Association (EVA) held their AGM.

The minutes for the meeting can be read here.

The Chair, Dee Haas gave a round up of the year.

The Treasurer, Tony Simmons took the opportunity to remind everyone that annual subs were now due. Please contact him if you would like to arrange payment.

Vacancy for Parish Clerk / Financial Officer

We are looking for a new Parish Clerk; duties include preparing agendas and taking minutes at usually 6 meetings a year, plus Annual Parish Meeting, handling correspondence, maintaining financial records and preparing them for audit. The successful candidate will need to be competent in using email and both Microsoft Word and Excel.

The work which is largely home-based is approximately 6 hours per week remunerated in line with National Salary scales. (£3,340 p.a. + allowances)

Anyone interested in taking over this role should contact Parish Council Chairman, Tim Guinness; by email, 01256 381149 / 07785 324 755 for more information.

Ellisfield Parish Clerk

Very sad news, Mick Walker our Clerk, sadly died on the 6th January 2017.

Mick had only been our Clerk for seven months but in that time had become an invaluable resource to your council and he is sorely missed.

Anybody who wishes to contact the council in the meantime should either call Tim Guinness, Chairman of the Parish Council who has taken on the role of interim clerk until a new successor can be found, or send an email to the clerk or alternatively contact Jacqui Matthews who was Ellisfield’s Parish Clerk from 2004 to 2015 and has kindly agreed to assist the Parish Council on an interim basis (01256 381149)

Parish Council Meeting 20 March

The next Meeting of Ellisfield Parish Council
will be held in Ellisfield Memorial Hall at 8.00pm on Monday 20 March 2017
All Councillors are requested to attend
An Open Forum of 15 minutes will be held immediately after Agenda item 3 at which residents may ask questions.

The agenda can be found here.