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This page hosts current Public Notices for the Parish, including meeting agendas, as displayed on the public notice board outside the Post Office, Upper Green Road, and inside the Community Centre, St Helens.
By their display here, each Notice is also regarded as "published".
The next meeting of the Parish Council will be held on Monday 12 February 2018, at 7.00pm in The Community Centre, the agenda and supporting papers for which will be published below. (Note: there is no meeting in August).
Members of the public are welcome and encouraged to attend all meetings of the Parish Council.
An informal Members' Surgery will be held before each Full Council meeting, commencing at 6.40pm. Please do come
along to meet your Councillors (and your IW Council Ward Member) and discuss your concerns with them. Items for the Parish Council to discuss 'in session' can be put on future agendas, but unless
already set out will not be heard that evening.
The approved Minutes of previous meetings can be seen on our 'What we say and do' page.
Personnel Panel - next meeting
A meeting of the Council's Personnel Panel will be held on Friday 19 January at 6.00pm in the Community Centre. Shortly after opening, the meeting will move into confidential session to discuss a staffing matter. The formal Notice and papers are below:
Public Consultation about the Parish Council's 3-yr Plan
At its December meeting, the Parish Council agreed the content of its 3-yr rolling Corporate Plan as being suitable for public consultation. The Plan has proposed actions set out for development and gradual delivery over the period. The Council would like to know what you think about the Plan's composition and the actions that are proposed (each subject, of course, to more individual consideration when brought forward). You can write to us, contact your parish councillors, or see us at our meetings to let us know what you think. The document is set out below:
Public Consultation about the public toilets
Following the Launch event at a Public Meeting on 25 September, a period of six weeks to 6 November was made available for consultation, the feedback from which has assisted the Parish Council to decide at its meeting on 13 November that it will continue to fund both the Public Toilets, which will both now reamin open all year round. This was an 'in principle' decision subject to further legal and technical 'due diligence' enquiries. All residents and businesses were encouraged to participate. You can read more here, or write to us, or speak to your parish councillors.
Planning applications made to IW Council are consulted with the Parish Council. You can find out if applications have been made in your area by following this link to IW Council's search page (then select Option 2 / Town, and select 'St Helens' from the drop-down box) from where you can also leave comments on the application directly. IW Council also publish applications received each week in the Press. Follow the link here to access the listings, through which access to individual applications is refreshed every Friday.
The Parish Council will publish details of applications it has received for comment on its own meeting agenda, which will appear above for each month it meets. You are very welcome to attend Parish Council meetings and let it know what you think.
St Helens has produced a Village Design Statement, that seeks to guide developers and residents in shaping the future character of the village. It is shown below. The Statement is required to be taken as a 'Material Consideration' when planning applications are determined by the Planning Authority. Much of the village also lies within a Conservation Area, and the map and appraisal are also shown below:
Annual audit process
As explained on our audit page, there is a period each year in which electors of the parish can arrange to inspect the accounts of the parish council. The period for 2016-17 has now closed, and arrangements for 2017-18 will be posted here during 2018.