Who we are & what we do
West Haddon Parish Council came into existence in 1894.
West Haddon Parish Council has 10 seats and is non-political in make-up. Councillors are elected, normally, every 4 years to represent West Haddon but Councillors can, of course, decide to submit themselves for re-election and continue to serve longer.
The Parish Council's responsibilities include open spaces, provision of sports facilities including the pavilion, play areas, litter picking, skateboard park, provision of street furniture, the Festival Gardens, churchyard maintenance and cemetery ownership and management, street lights and setting a precept for services provided and work for the benefit of the entire community.
The Council has a number of core working groups:-
- Finance & Human Resources
- Asset & Facility Management
- Pavilion Management
- Planning, Neighbourhood Development and Highways
- Communications and Events Committee
& community working groups:-
- Resilience and Emergency Planning
- Biodiversity & Sustainability
- Health & Wellbeing
Meetings of the Full Parish Council are normally held on the first Tuesday of every month. The Annual Parish Meeting is held between March and May of each year and the Annual Parish Council meeting is held in May.
West Haddon Parish Council has adopted a Code of Conduct, which sets out the rules that govern the behaviour of its members. All elected and co-opted Members are required to adhere to the Code of Conduct and must complete a declaration of interest form to register their financial interests. Any suspected breaches of the code can be referred to the Monitoring Officer.
The principal roles of an elected Councillor are:
- To represent the interests of all residents in their ward
- To offer advice and assistance on Council services
- To decide Council policy, monitor performance and scrutinise decisions made.
West Haddon Parish Council Code of Conduct for Councillors
COUNCILLORS CODE OF CONDUCT APPROVED MAY 2021 (Word Document, 45 Kb)
COUNCILLORS CODE OF CONDUCT APPROVED MAY 2021
West Haddon Parish Council Standing Orders
STANDING ORDERS APPROVED MAY 2021 (Word Document, 157 Kb)
STANDING ORDERS APPROVED MAY 2021
Executive Officer West Haddon Parish Council
West Haddon Parish Council
- PO Box 6583, Rugby, CV21 9QT
- 07493 366527
On 7th April 2020, as a result of the Covid 19 crisis the Council resolved the following:-
DELEGATED AUTHORITY SCHEME – Motion Agreed:- The Council approved the following delegated scheme of authority and agreed that this would be reviewed at each Full Council meeting (to be held by conference call) during the pandemic crisis.
"The Executive Officer shall have delegated authority to make decisions on behalf of the council where such decisions cannot reasonably be deferred and must be made in order to comply with a statutory or commercial deadline. The delegation does not extend to matters expressly reserved to the council in legislation or in its Standing Orders or Financial Regulations. Any decisions made under this delegation must be recorded in writing and must be published in accordance with the relevant regulations. This delegated authority ceases upon the first meeting of the council after the council meeting at which the delegation was put in place".
West Haddon Parish Council - Membership of core working groups & community working groups
Core Working Group Membership:-
Finance & Human Resources:- Cllrs S Kerr; I Robertson; P Norman; P Baldwin; S Tringham.
Asset & Facility Management:- Cllrs N Higgs; P Norman; A Stephens; J Heaton; S Tringham.
Pavilion Management:- Cllrs P Norman; S Kerr; N Higgs; A Stephens.
Communications & Events:- Cllrs N Higgs; D Spencer; J Heaton; P Baldwin; S Tringham.
Planning, Neighbourhood Development & Highways:- Cllrs A Stephens; I Robertson; J Heaton; S Tringham; S Kerr.
Community Working Groups Membership:-
Biodiversity & Sustainability:- Cllrs D Spencer; S Tringham.
Health & Wellbeing:- Cllrs Leadbeater; H Heaton.
Resilience & Emergency Planning:- Cllrs D Spencer; S Leadbeater.
Committee & Working Groups Terms of Reference
Please note - all terms of reference are under review as of May 2021
Communication & Events Committee Terms of Reference (Word Document, 21 Kb)
Communication & Events Committee Terms of Reference
Finance & Human Resources Committee Terms of Reference (Word Document, 20 Kb)
Finance & Human Resources Committee Terms of Reference
Planning, Neighbourhood Development & Highways Committee Terms of Reference (Word Document, 15 Kb)
Planning, Neighbourhood Development & Highways Committee Terms of Reference
Asset & Facility Management Committee Terms of Reference (Word Document, 22 Kb)
Asset & Facility Management Committee Terms of Reference
Term of Reference - Resilience and Emergency Planning Working Group (Word Document, 18 Kb)
Term of Reference - Resilience and Emergency Planning Working Group
Terms of Reference - Community Health & Wellbeing Working Party (Word Document, 18 Kb)
Terms of Reference - Community Health & Wellbeing Working Party
Terms of Reference - Biodivserity and Sustainability Working Party (Word Document, 19 Kb)
Terms of Reference - Biodivserity and Sustainability Working Party
WILLIAM LOVETT'S ALMSHOUSE CHARITY – Cllr P Baldwin
THE YELVERTOFT & DISTRICT RELIEF IN SICKNESS FUND – Cllr S Tringham
POLICE LIAISON REPRESENTATIVE – Cllr D Spencer
INTERNAL FINANCIAL CONTROLLER – Cllr P Norman
CEMETERY / CHURCHYARD INSPECTOR – Cllr Robertson
PLAYING FIELD INSPECTOR – Cllr Spencer
FOOTPATH & OPEN SPACES WARDEN – Cllr J Heaton