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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 11 December 2017, at 7.00pm in The Community Centre, the agenda and supporting papers for which are 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 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.
Vacancy in the office of Councillor
Due to the resignation of Timothy Woodcock, a vacancy has arisen in the Office of Councillor for the Parish Council. The Notice below gives further details, but if you would like to know more about the role of a parish councilllor see our 'How (and why) we do it' page or contact the Clerk for an informal discussion.
As there has not been a call for a by-election to be held, the vacancy will now be filled by the process of Co-option. Details of the process and how to apply are also 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.