Area could soon get its own parish council

Swindon Advertiser: Councillor Julian Price will raise a motion to create a shadow parish council for Nythe Councillor Julian Price will raise a motion to create a shadow parish council for Nythe

A MOTION is to be put forward at Thursday’s full council meeting which could lead to the creation of a shadow parish council for Nythe.

Last year it was decided that the new council would split from Stratton and now preparations are under ahead of the move which is due to come into effect in 2015.

Coun Julian Price (Lab, Covingham and Dorcan) has put forward the motion despite initially being against the move.

He wants to use a £25,000 grant from the National Association of Local Councils to set up the structure of the council and the bodies that will be required to run the council.

“With the decision now having been taken to make Nythe a Parish in its own right, I am keen to ensure that the new parish council and the services that will be provided for Nythe, are off to as good a start as possible and that is what my motion is all about,” said Coun Price.

“There are other key areas that still need to be discussed including the elected representatives serving on the Shadow Parish Council and the clerking arrangements for that body. That is why in the motion I am calling for the council to urgently resolve these matters so we can concentrating on preparing for the new parish council.”

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12:13pm Mon 20 Jan 14

The Artist formally known as Grumpy Old Man says...

Surely we should be pushing for less parish councils, not more? How does this help the council to save money and provide better services?
Surely we should be pushing for less parish councils, not more? How does this help the council to save money and provide better services? The Artist formally known as Grumpy Old Man

2:03pm Mon 20 Jan 14

PaulD says...

it's abut time that all parish councils were abolished. They are a hangover of medieval times and deserve no funding or authority in today's age.

They serve no purpose other than to divert funding from where it's needed and to add another layer of beaurocracy
it's abut time that all parish councils were abolished. They are a hangover of medieval times and deserve no funding or authority in today's age. They serve no purpose other than to divert funding from where it's needed and to add another layer of beaurocracy PaulD

6:17pm Mon 20 Jan 14

RichardR1 says...

What's a shadow Parish Council.
What's a shadow Parish Council. RichardR1

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