amport parish council

about

Thank you for searching out the Amport Parish website, hopefully you will find some useful information and learn a little bit more about this community. I’m Chris Harris and I serve as chairman of the Parish Council alongside my fellow councillors and our clerk Heather Bourner. We are an eclectic team of ten councillors and our diversity reflects that within our community. Apart from our clerk we are all volunteers who are striving to ensure the whole of the Parish is served by us. As a Parish Council, our motivation is to promote community cohesion and encourage community engagement. The Parish Council is the first level of civic governance, we are a non-political group and we have a duty to set the precept and have an overview of maintenance across the Parish. In the event that you wish to be considered for a position on the Council, please contact the website email. We hope you might like to get involved and we welcome anybody who wishes to sponsor a project, or simply help out when we are engaged in community projects, such as the playground, the fen or continuing to keep our parish clean and tidy. Meetings are normally held in Amport and Monxton Village Hall at 7:30pm on the 3rd Monday of each month. Members of the public are always welcome. The agenda is published a week before the meeting on notice boards and on the community website.  Please let us know if you have any areas you would like to put on the agenda. We will publish the dates ahead of future meetings, but always feel free to contact the clerk Heather Bourner.
Please note that the Parish Council is just a user of the website, and any post on other parts of the website must not be taken as representing the views or position of the Parish Council.

Chris Harris– Chairman

activities

Parish Council activities fall into these main categories:

  • Representing the local community
  • Delivering services to meet local needs
  • Improving the quality of life and community wellbeing
  • Local councils can provide and maintain a variety of important and visible local services including allotments, bridleways, bus shelters, car parks, commons and open spaces, community transport schemes, community safety and crime reduction measures, events and festivals, footpaths, leisure and sports facilities, litter bins, planning, street cleaning and lighting, tourism activities, traffic calming measures, village greens and youth projects.
  • Parish councils receive funding by levying a ‘precept’ on the council tax paid by the residents of the parish. Parish councillors are unpaid and are elected to serve for four years.

councillors

meetings

  • Next Meetings: Click Here
  • Submit a Point for discussion at the Parish Council meeting to either:
    • Mr Chris Harris
    • Heather Bourner (Clerk)

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