Linton on Ouse Parish Council represents the needs and concerns of all age groups within the community and is a tier of local government. We are also responsible for a range of local matters that directly affect residents.
We currently have a vacancy for a member of the public to become a Parish Councillor. If you feel you would like to get involved in making decisions about your local community, local issues and make a significant contribution to the area in which you live or work, then this is the position for you!
You must be aged 18 years and over, eligible to vote and have lived or worked in the parish of Linton for 12 months or more, or within 3 miles of the parish boundary.
No experience is necessary and training is available. Meetings are held once a month, generally on the 3rd Thursday of the month, for about 2 hours starting at 7pm.
We would very much like to increase the diversity of the Parish Council and hope to receive applications from a wide representation of village residents – you just need to fit the eligibility criteria above!
All applications must be received by
NOON, THURSDAY, 9TH DECEMBER
The Parish Council will consider applications at the meeting on
The Annual Parish Meeting – also known as the Annual Meeting of the Parish and as the Annual Parish Assembly – this year will be different from pre-covid meetings as it will be held outside and only essential items will be included. The Annual Parish Meeting is the meeting where the parish council report to its electorate on what it has accomplished in the preceding year. The Annual Parish Meeting is a separate meeting from the Parish Council Annual Meeting (which has already been held this year). The Annual Parish Meeting should be a relatively informal event for the community whereas the Annual Meeting of the Parish Council is a formal council meeting.
The annual parish meeting must be held between 1st March and the 1st June (inclusive) each year on a date decided by the Parish Council. The Annual Parish Meeting may not start earlier than 6:00pm.
There will be an opportunity for the public and press to express their opinions on what the council are doing during the meeting.
This year the Annual Parish Meeting will be held OUTSIDE due to Covid restrictions, in the Village Hall car park at 6pm. If you attend please bring your own chair if you wish to be seated, and be prepared for any weather.
THE AGENDA WILL BE AS FOLLOWS:
To Approve Minutes of Parish Meeting Held 14th May 2019
Welcome by Chairman of the Parish Council and Chairman’s Report
To Receive Reports from County & District Councillors (TBC)
To Receive Reports from Parish Councillors or Representatives reporting on other committees:
5. To Receive Comments or Questions from Members of the Public on matters of interest
Please note – the next meeting of the Parish Council will be the Annual Meeting. This will be held virtually earlier in the month than normal, on the 6th May. This is due to the fact that Parish Councils will not longer be legally able to hold Parish Council meetings virtually after the 7th May.
Starting in June, meetings will be held in person at the Village Hall at 7pm. If anyone would like to discuss this please contact the Clerk at email@example.com.
Good news for residents of Linton on Ouse who have children that use the play park – we are planning some improvements and we want to hear what you think!
The Parish Council have secured over £11k in funding for improvements, and we are putting in an application for almost £27k more. We want to make the playground a great place for your children!
We want to install 6 new pieces of equipment:
An inclusive flying saucer
A bubble stand-in seesaw
An inclusive springer
A cone climber
A vortex sturdy play unit
A large timber climbing unit
On the 24th October, between 10.30 and 12.30 am, Parish Councillors and the playground designer from Streetscape (the company undertaking the work) will be at the playground to chat to you about the proposals, and they will have an illustration showing the new play items we hope to install. There will be a questionnaire for adults and children to fill in (please bring your own pen/ pencil for your own safety). Unless the weather is really bad we will be outside, but we may have to use the Village Hall. In either case, please let one person/ family group view the proposals at a time and observe social distancing, and unless you are exempt please wear a mask.
If you cannot make it on the 24th don’t worry, we will soon display the images on the Facebook page and on the village notice board, and you will be able to fill in the survey online. If you would like the questionnaire sent to you by email, or if you would like a hardcopy, please contact the Clerk at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Linton on Ouse Parish Council is very pleased to inform Linton residents the the playground will reopen on Saturday, 18th July. We know that children will be very excited to be able to use the facilities again, and we are excited to see them enjoying it. We request that users follow guidelines to help reduce the chance of spreading COVID-19 while using the equipment. Signage will be put up to remind you of the need for social distancing and hygiene – parents and carers are asked to ensure children follow these guidelines. We also ask that no food or drink is consumed in the playground, and that all rubbish is removed and taken home with you. IF THE PLAYGROUND LOOKS CROWDED PLEASE COME BACK ANOTHER TIME – we would like to ensure everyone can have 2 meters distance from anyone not in their household.Thank you – and enjoy the playground!