Parish Council

Parish Councils form the first tier of local government, closer to the community than either District or County. Councillors are elected for a term of four years, the parish poll usually coincides with the District Council election. The number of Councillors a parish can elect depends on the number of voters in the ward, Cropthorne Parish Council comprises 7 councillors and is led by a Chairperson who is selected from members at the annual meeting of the Parish Council in May.

The Parish Council also has a page on the Worcestershire Hub website which is updated automatically.

It has been decided to show some Parish Council information here again, including agendas for upcoming meetings, minutes and contact details.

The Parish Clerk looks after the administration of the Council's business and is the day-to-day point of contact. The current Parish Clerk is Lynne Yapp.


Contact Details

Parish Clerk
Ms Lynne Yapp
116 Farleigh Road, Pershore WR10 1JZ. Tel: Office 01386 552233, Home 01386 550687
email: cropthornepc@outlook.com
CHAIRMAN
Bob Annis
Conifers, Main Road, Cropthorne WR10 3NE. Tel: 07890 293997
email: please contact Clerk
VICE CHAIRMAN
Scott Smythe
Staddle Stones, Blacksmiths Lane, Cropthorne WR10 3LX. Tel: 07790 498970
email: please contact Clerk
COUNCILLOR
Jacqui King
Little Cottage, Middle Lane, Cropthorne WR10 3LZ. Tel: 01386 860699
email: please contact Clerk
COUNCILLOR
Margaret West
Tor View, Middle Lane, Cropthorne WR10 3LZ. Tel: 01386 860566
email: please contact Clerk
COUNCILLOR
Dean Furlong
Holmleigh, Field Barn Lane, Cropthorne WR10 3LY. Tel: 07974 415 078
email: please contact Clerk
COUNCILLOR
Will Clive
Old Hall Farm, Main Street, Cropthorne WR10 3NB. Tel: 01386 860308
email: please contact Clerk
COUNCILLOR
Rupert Segar
The Sling, Middle Lane, Cropthorne Wr10 3LZ. Tel: 01386 861078
email: please contact Clerk

Councillors Declarations of Interest

Each year, members of the Parish Council must make Declarations of Interest if there is any possibility of a conflict between their activities outside of the council and the business of the council. Additionally, at each meeting, members must bring to the attention of the whole council any matter which could present a conflict of interest in the business to be discussed. This could be a planning matter, or some trading relationship.

You can view the declarations on the Parish Council's page of Wychavon District Council Website.

Council Policies

In line with many other public bodies, Parish Councils must adopt policies to cover most aspects of their business. Cropthorne Parish Council is currently defining these policies and will publish them here for your information. So far seven are available to view:


Next Meeting

As has become customary, there will be no parish Council Meeting in August, therefore the next meeting will be on Monday 4th September at 7pm, in the Village Hall. The agenda will be published in the week before the meeting.

Minutes

Minutes will be published here as PDF documents, usually after approval, and will be listed by month - now backwards!

July 2017

June 2017

May 2017

Annual Parish Meeting 2017

April 2017

March 2017

February 2017

January 2017

December 2016

November 2016

September 2016

July 2016 Planning Meeting

July 2016

June 2016

May 2016

Annual Parish Meeting 2016

March 2016

January 2016

October 2015

September 2015

August 2015

Agenda of Previous Meetings

July 2017

June 2017

May 2017

April 2017

March 2017

February 2017

January 2017

December 2016

November 2016

October 2016

September 2016

July 2016 Planning Meeting

July 2016

June 2016

May 2016

Annual Parish Meeting 2016

March 2016

October 2015

September 2015

August 2015

Minutes of Earlier Meetings

When I first became a Parish Councillor, around 1989, the minutes of meetings were written-up in a book by the Parish Clerk in longhand, or sometimes typed (with a typewriter!) and pasted in the book. Subsequently, the clerk got a computer! From that time, most of the meetings were produced electronically, although occasionally not saved, or were still typewritten.

I have been asked to make these older records available on line so I am creating a "Parish Archive" page to hold these and other historical documents. This is not quite straight forward as converting WordPerfect and old Word documents on floppy disks to PDF may take a little time!

Check the Menu on the left of the screen from time to time to see if the Parish Archive page is available.


Audit Return for 2017

Each year, the Parish Council has to publish an audit report of its activity. You may read these documents below.

Governance and Accounting Statements

Notice of Accounting Period and Declaration

Audit Report for Year Ended 31st March 2017

The following document will become available later in the year:

Notice of Conclusion of 2017 Audit

The Parish Council wish to bring to your attention the Financial Regulations that they have to comply with. This is a draft document currently under discussion.