Dear Members of the Sampfords’ Parish,
Unfortunately due to the recent unacceptable behaviour of some of the members of our Parish we now have some vacant positions within the Parish Council.
The vacant positions are 1 seat for Little Sampford and 2 seats for Great Sampford. For those who are unaware of what the Parish Council does, the following is just a brief outline of what we are responsible for;
• Looking after and being responsible for the Village Hall.
• Helping vulnerable members of the Parish during lockdown.
• Keeping the 2 defibrillators in good working order.
• Keeping the children’s playground safe and in good working order.
• Ensuring that the public footpaths are accessible and free from obstruction.
• Keeping the grass cut in the common areas around the Parish.
• Reporting road conditions to highways.
• Commenting on planning applications.
We do not and are not responsible, for either rejecting or accepting planning applications which does apparently appear to be a present misconception. This responsibility solely sits with Uttlesford DC.
However, that being said, the Parish Council is there to represent the views of all of the members of the Parish it serves. How do we do all of this? We have a number of meetings a year, usually no more than 6 which includes and AGM. Each member of the Council is given an area of responsibility such as footpaths, or the playground to look after.
In summary it provides the opportunity for people to devote some of their free time to help others on a very local scale, and ensure that the Sampfords’ Parish continues to be the best parish in Essex to live in.
If you are interested in becoming a Councillor please can you register your interest by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org by the 1st September. You will then be sent a short document to complete, which as well as personal details such as your address, will also ask you to summarise a little bit more about yourself and why you would like to have one of these roles. I hope that you all enjoy the rest of the summer.
Keep Safe & Well.