TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR TWO NEW COMMITTEES

TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR TWO NEW COMMITTEES

It was passed by the Council at the meetings of 10th May and 5th June 2018 that two new committees would be formed namely:

Safety and protection committee

Environment and management committee

This is an opportunity for you to have your say and get involved in the running of your parish. We are looking to hear from anyone living in the parish who would like to be a non-councillor member of one of the two committees below.

We are looking for two or three non-councillors for each committee but there is a degree of flexibility depending on the response. If too many people express an interest then the Chairman will choose the members of the committees by applying the following criteria:

  1. To achieve a mix of gender, age and location within the Parish
  2. Specific skills, knowledge/experience
  3. Already demonstrated that they care about the appearance of the Parish by undertaking grass cutting, litter picking etc.

SAFETY AND PROTECTION COMMITTEE

The purpose of this committee is to manage the safety and protection requirements of the Parish

To comprise at least 2 Councillors and at least 3 non-councillors.

Type of Committee: Executive

Chair: Chantelle Denny

Members: Sarah Stock, Neil Mitchell

Responsibilities:

Neighbourhood Watch Crime prevention

Council IT security Police liaison/PCSO

CCTV Flooding

Anti-social behaviour Fly tipping

Frequency: To be determined by the committee

Public Access: Full public access – Attendance by the public will be encouraged

Delegated Powers: Decision making for low level items. Expenditure limit of £150 per item subject to an annual cap of £1000.

Decision making: At the sole discretion of the chairman, this committee can make decisions on low level items but on more important issues the committee will make recommendations to full council.

Standing Orders: Relaxed on public debate to encourage participation from members of the Parish.

ENVIRONMENT AND MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE

This committee will be responsible for the management of the Parish environment to ensure that it is tidy, presentable free of litter and a place we are proud live in.

To comprise at least 2 Councillors and at least 3 non-councillors.

Type of Committee: Executive

Chair: Tim Cross

Members: Russell Francis

Responsibilities: Tidiness of the village (eg litter picks etc)

Maintenance of open spaces, footpaths

Condition of verges/grass cutting etc

Dog fouling, location of bins

Number and location of grit bins

Blocked drains etc.

Basically a “catch all” for all other Parish issues

Frequency: Monthly

Public Access: Full public access – Attendance and contribution by the public will be encouraged

Delegated Powers: Decision making for low level items. Expenditure

limit of £150 per item subject to an annual cap of £1000.

Decision making: At the sole discretion of the chairman, this committee can make decisions on low level items but on more important issues the committee will make recommendations to full council.

Standing Orders: Relaxed on public debate to encourage participation from members of the Parish.

If you are interested in serving on one of the above committees please email the Executive Officer/Clerk.

Harlestoneclerk@btinternet.com

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Northamptonshire Neighbourhood Alert Registration

Neighbourhood alert

 

 

 

 

Please see below information that includes the link for you, family, friends and the community to register with Northamptonshire Neighbourhood Alert.


Neighbourhood Alert is the messaging service run by Northamptonshire Police and was formerly known as Community Connect.  It has been re-launched under the name Northamptonshire Neighbourhood Alert and now has greater functionality than previously, allowing our frontline police officers to send alert messages direct from their mobile devices to thousands of local people. They will be able to do this in real-time while they are out and about policing the county.

The alert service is free and simple to activate by registering at www.northamptonshireneighbourhoodalert.co.uk and is available to anyone living or working in Northamptonshire.

After signing up to the messaging system, people will receive regular alerts from Northamptonshire Police, Neighbourhood Watch and other partner organisations, keeping them up to date and informed about crime, and issues relevant to them and the area where they live or work.

Alerts are received either by email, text message or voice message – whichever suits.  People will also be given the option of what they want to receive alerts about, and how often – they will only receive messages about topics they have selected.

Many of our Neighbourhood officers and Response teams have been trained to use the alert system and are now regularly sending out messages to the public, including; crime alerts, missing person alerts, witness appeals and crime prevention advice.

This alert tool provide us with a really effective way to reach the communities we serve, improving the flow of information and therefore making a greater impact in the prevention and detection of crime and the reduction of anti-social behaviour.

There are already 10,000 local people registered with Northamptonshire Neighbourhood Alert.

Please visit the website and register.


Also a reminder that our team send out information on the following Twitter accounts which includes more live time information on our daily activities in the Daventry area:

@sgtsamdobbs     (covers Daventry Sector)                     @PcsoCarlBarton    (covers Woodford Halse)

@PcsoKirsten        (covers Daventry Town)                     @hutch472             (covers Daventry Rural North)

@PcsoPaulHarris   (covers Daventry Town)                     @PCSOSangster      (covers Daventry Rural North)

Please also note our new team email address of NeighbourhoodTeamDaventry@northants.police.uk

The teams are based from Daventry Station and Brixworth.

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