Are these your new Councillors? You only need to choose ONE.. or up to 6.. but PLEASE VOTE

You can vote for up to 6 of the 7 who have so generously volunteered to be Parish Councillors on our village Parish Council. Please support them by voting for AT LEAST ONE of them. Because a Postal Vote was distributed on 12th April, Packington Post had asked each candidate by email on 8th April …

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Parish Council Election 2nd May 2019 – Robert Martin

Firstly may I introduce myself. My name is Robert Martin, I live at 20 Ashby Road, have lived in Packington for 52 years, married to Jean, we have two sons, Richard and Edward.I have served for 12 years on the Parish Council and would like to serve the village for a further term to help …

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Parish Council Election 2nd May 2019 – Chris Miles

I am Chris Miles and I am pictured here with my wife of fifty-one years, Pauline. We have lived in Packington all our married lives and love belonging to a small rural community. We were both teachers and I taught at Granville School in South Derbyshire for nearly forty years becoming the Head of Physical …

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Parish Council Election 2nd May 2019 – Ian Peterson

My name is Ian Peterson and I have put my name forward to represent you as a Parish Councillor. I have lived on High Street for almost 20 years and want to contribute to the general wellbeing of Packington. Fellow dog walkers will recognise me as the man with the boisterous whippet. I am also …

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Job Vacancy – Parish Council Clerk – please apply by 1st March

Packington Parish Council

Has a vacancy for Parish Clerk / Responsible Financial Officer

9 hours per week (days/times flexible when required)
Salary : NJC Salary Point 11 - £21,166 (from April 2019) pro rata
Actual Pay - £5,148 p.a equivalent to £11 per hour (from April 2019)

We are a friendly enthusiastic Council, keen to make a positive difference to our Parish. We have lots of ideas and are looking for a Parish Clerk/Responsible Financial Officer to support in the efficient running of the Parish Council.

We are looking for someone who is friendly, enthusiastic, well-organised and calm, and who:

  • has excellent people skills, including the ability to work with Councillors, members of the public and third party organisations
  • is proficient with the use of email, Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint
  • is an accurate record keeper, well-organised and able to meet deadlines
  • will, with appropriate training, be able to deal with the day to day management of the Parish Council, including updating the website at https://www.packingtonpc.org.uk/
  • can identify funding opportunities and help prepare bids for grants funding
  • with training and support, ensure the smooth running of the Parish Council, and suggest new ideas or working practices
  • will undertake any other duties as may be reasonably required from time to time, and which may involve additional evening or daytime meetings

The job is carried out from home and the successful candidate may be expected to start working towards obtaining CiLCA (Certificate in Local Council Administration) if it is felt to be necessary in the future and once they have completed the initial 6 month training period.

Please contact Karen Edwards, via phone or email (see below) if you would like to know more about Packington Parish Council, the job, or would like an application pack.

The closing date for return of applications is Friday 1st March 2019. Interviews to be held in the evening of Tuesday 12th March 2019.

Please send applications to:

Karen Edwards, Clerk to Packington Parish Council, 
23 Brittany Avenue, Ashby de la Zouch, LE65 2QY
Tel: 07936 359949 or email to clerk@packingtonpc.org.uk

Drop-in for FREE – meet and talk to our councillors on Tuesday

What’s it like to be a councillor? What’s it like being a parish councillor? There’s a special chance to informally drop-in and talk to our 6 councillors on Tuesday at 6:30 pm, for half-an-hour before their formal Parish Council meeting starts at 7 pm. Chris, Ian, Jacquie, Clare, Alan and Bob can tell you why …

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2nd May 2019 – Local Elections are coming. Be the Voice of Your Community?

Packington Post is asking YOU to consider being the Voice of your Community, by becoming a Councillor next year. . On Thursday 2nd May 2019, our village has the opportunity to elect 6 new councillors to serve on our Packington Parish Council.  On the same day we also vote for District Councillors for North West …

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Please be our new Parish Councillor – yes, please, YOU.. it’s urgent, now:

Please would you stand for election to our Packington Parish Council? PLEASE?  By This Friday 22nd June at 4 pm? OR, please would you nominate a friend or neighbour? You have until this Friday, 22nd June 2018, at 4pm, to deliver your nomination and consent forms to District Council at Coalville – and there’s FREE  …

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YOU could be our new Parish Councillor: Just Apply! – between 14-22 June 2018

ADVICE OF ELECTION OF PARISH COUNCILLOR This advance advice is from Packington Post, about the Vacancy on our Parish Council, as advised by our District Council. It’s very much in the interest of the whole village that YOU should be able to stand as our new Parish Councillor.  We’ll publish the official Notice of Election …

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There’s a Vacancy – Could YOU be our new Parish Councillor ?

Casual Vacancy – there is likely to be an election In Packington Post out this week, there is a resignation statement from one of our 6 Parish Councillors, reproduced below.  This gives our village an opportunity to elect a new councillor to serve on our Parish Council. Could this be YOU? The 6-member council controls …

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Extra Parish Council Meet – Wed 9th May 6:30pm – Playground Update

“..improving and upgrading the Recreation Ground.” You are invited to attend a Meeting of Packington Parish Council to be held on Wednesday 9th May 2018 at 6.30pm at Packington Memorial Hall Venue 35, High Street, Packington. AGENDA Questions from members of the public – (10 minutes) To receive Apologies for absence and to note acceptance …

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