About the Parish Council - Councillor details

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The Parish Council usually meets on the 2nd Monday of each month at 7.00 p.m. in the Cranwell Village Hall (except during August).  Members of the public and the press are always welcome to attend and each meeting has a section of the agenda reserved for members of the Parish to raise and discuss any matters of interest.  One or two of our local councillors from North Kesteven District Council are usually present at our meetings for consultation and our local Lincs County Councillor often attends.   Please see the "Calendar Of Events" for dates of meetings and up-to-date information regarding the schedule; it is occasionally necessary to change the dates if the Village Hall is unavailable.  The planned meeting dates for 2023 / 24 are (subject to confirmation) :-

MONDAY 13TH NOVEMBER 2023,  MONDAY 11TH DECEMBER 2023, MONDAY 8TH JANUARY 2024, MONDAY 12TH FEBRUARY 2024, MONDAY 11TH MARCH 2024, MONDAY 8TH APRIL 2024, MONDAY 22ND APRIL (ANNUAL PARISH MEETING), MONDAY 13TH MAY 2024 (ANNUAL MEETING), 10TH JUNE 2024, 8TH JULY 2024, 9TH SEPTEMBER 2024, 14TH OCTOBER 2024, 11TH NOVEMBER 2024, 9TH DECEMBER 2024.

The Parish Council is organised to have a maximum of NINE Parish Councillors (all unpaid volunteers) and at least three of them are required to be present ("a quorum") in order to make binding decisions.  The Council is assisted by the Parish Clerk who is a paid employee of the Parish Council.  She deals with all the day-to-day administration of the Council business and ensures compliance with policies and practices.  At the present time there are NINE councillors serving on the committee and they are :-

Cllr Mr TREVOR BATTEN - CHAIRMAN

Elected May 2023.

Member since September 2020.  Chairman since May 2021.

email: tbatten@cranwellpc.co.uk

Cllr Mr. DAVID GRAVES - VICE CHAIRMAN

Elected May 2023.

Member since November 2022

email: dgraves@cranwellpc.co.uk

Cllr Mr MIKE PEARS

Elected May 2023.

Member since November 2019

email: mpears@cranwellpc.co.uk

Cllr Mr MICHAEL CASSIDY

Elected May 2023.

Member since August 2011.

email: mcassidy@cranwellpc.co.uk

Cllr Mrs MAUREEN CASSIDY

Elected May 2023.

Member since October 2020

email: maurcassidy@cranwellpc.co.uk

Cllr Mr MARK COLLIER

Elected May 2023.

Member since August 2021

email: mcollier@cranwellpc.co.uk

Cllr Mr. DON WILSON

Elected May 2023.

Member since October 2022

email: dwilson@cranwellpc.co.uk

Cllr Mrs. JUNE WILSON

Co-opted July 2023

Member since July 2023

email: jwilson@cranwellpc.co.uk

Cllr CAROLE BATTEN

Co-opted July 2022

Member since July 2022

email: cbatten@cranwellpc.co.uk

 

The Parish Clerk is Ms Lesley Frances.  She can be contacted by email on parishclerk@cranwellpc.co.uk or by phone on 07916-628673 (not after 7 p.m.)

So as you can see there are currently NO vacancies on the committee.

Each Councillor oversees various areas of responsibility within the Parish.  These are currently as follows:

Cllr MICHAEL CASSIDY

Byards Leap Area - Western approach Bus Shelter & area from Cherry Tree Crescent - hedges, trees, roads, pavements, lights.

Sports Areas - pitches, courts, equipment, Play Area, Rememberance Garden.

Property oversight & acquisitions. 

Defibrillator management.

Cllr MIKE PEARS

Website manager.

Noticeboards.

H.R. & Personnel Committee

Speeding Initiatiive

Public relations.

Cllr TREVOR BATTEN

Western Village Area to Flowerdown Ave - Bristow Estate, College Gardens, The Sidings, B1429 Railway Mile up to Cranwell Ave - hedges, trees, roads, pavements, lights.

Cranwell Social Club Committee Liaison.

Finance Liaison

H.R. & Personnel Committee

Junior Footall Club

Community Pavilion Working Party

Speeding Initiative

Open Spaces - country public footpaths & bridleways.

Cllr MAUREEN CASSIDY 

Assistant to Michael Cassidy 

Cllr MARK COLLIER

Public Transport matters.

Primary School Liaison

Community Pavilion Working Party.

Cllr DON WILSON

Eastern Village area - A15 to Village Green, Willows Lane, North Road, Old School Lane, Farriers Gate, Oxenfold Farm area - hedges, trees, roads, pavements, lights, bus shelter.

Bowls Club liaison

H.R. & Personnel Committee

Community Pavilion Working Party.

Cllr DAVID GRAVES

Managing the Speedwatch Group.

Managing Speeding initiatives

R.A.F. Liaison

Police Liaison.

Community Pavilion Working Party.

Personnel & H.R. Committee.

Cllr JUNE WILSON

Community Events Committee Liaison.

Personnel & H.R. Committee 

Cllr CAROLE BATTEN

Area between Social Club and Bristow Estate.

Brauncewell area

Brauncewell Defibrillator management.

 

There are currently NO vacancies on the Parish Council.  The procedure for the appointment of Parish Councillors is defined by Rule 5 of The Local Elections (Parishes and Communities) (England and Wales) Rules 2006.  NKDC will produce a Notice Of Vacancy which will be published on this site and on the village noticeboards.  Electors of the Parish will then have a period of 14 days in which at least TEN of them must contact the council to request that an election takes place.  If no such request is received within that time then the existing Parish Council can proceed to Co-opt (choose) a new councillor.  Adverts will be placed on this site and on the village noticeboards and eligible people will be invited to put themselves forward for consideration.