Castle Bromwich Parish Council
ARE YOU INTERESTED IN CASTLE BROMWICH AND CARE ABOUT THE FUTURE?
DO YOU LIKE MEETING PEOPLE? - You could become a Parish Councillor.
WHY ME? As a new Councillor you will bring to the Council fresh enthusiasm and new ideas, a care for your community and a willingness to learn. You should want to take the Council and the Parish forward into the future.
WE ARE LOOKING FOR TWO NEW COUNCILLORS AT THE MOMENT - this would bring us up to full strength of our normal fifteen.
YOU DO NOT NEED TO BELONG TO A POLITICAL PARTY AS THIS COUNCIL IS NON POLITICAL. THE PARISH COUNCIL IS NOT RUN BY OR CONNECTED TO THE CHURCH.
If you are still reading this you are probably interested, so ...
.... to find out more about what is involved then please phone the Council Office between 9 am and 1 pm on 0121 747 6503 and speak to our Parish Clerk, Mrs. Cathy Tibbles. She will be happy to answer your questions and give you more information - without any obligation.
In Warwickshire and Solihull there are 174 Parish and Town Councils and Castle Bromwich is one of them - your Parish Council was formed in 1894. The range of powers Councils have are many and varied and include the purchase of land and buildings, providing and maintaining village greens, the provision of recreational facilities, crime prevention measures, and traffic calming. They have the right to be consulted by the Local Planning Authority on all planning applications in their area and can work in partnership with the principal Councils i.e. the District, Borough and County Councils.
CASUAL VACANCY - PARISH COUNCILLORS - BRADFORD AND TIMBERLEY WARDS
There are two vacancies on the above Council for a parish councillor to represent the Bradford Ward and the Timberley Ward.
If, by 8th January 2014, ten electors for the Ward give notice in writing claiming a bye-election to the Returning Officer, then such an election to fill the relevant vacancy will be held.
The Returning Officer is the Chief Executive, Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council, The Council House, PO Box 18, Solihull, West Midlands B91 3QS.
If no such notice is given the Parish Council may fill the vacancy by co-option. Persons interested in becoming a Parish Councillor should contact the Council Office for further information.
About Castle Bromwich Parish Council
Castle Bromwich Parish Council was established in 1894 and is made up 5 wards - Bradford, Park Hall, Timberley, Beechcroft and Whateley with a total of 15 councillors
Full council meetings are held on the last Wednesday of each month (excluding August). There are 2 committees each consisting of 10 councillors, the Leisure Services Committee meets on the first Wednesday of each month (excluding August), the Finance and General Purposes Committee meets on the second Wednesday of each month (excluding August). The Youth Parish Council comprises 15 councillors age 11-21 years and meets on the first Tuesday of alternate months. All meetings are held at Arden Hall.
In Castle Bromwich the Parish Council :-
- owns Arden Hall, Arden Hall playing fields and Sports Pavillion, Whateley Green, The Village Green and War Memorial, Bradford Gardens and Hob Farm open space and is responsible for their financing and management
- comments on all planning applications in the parish - Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council then makes the final decision.
- is the first tier of local government and can play a vital part in representing the interests of the Castle Bromwich community.
The Parish Council raises funds by adding a parish precept to the Council Tax but also receives an income by hiring out council owned amenities.
A brief history of Castle Bromwich is available for download.
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