We would really appreciate any help or time that villagers could offer in order to progress the Clophill Neighbourhood Plan. Your support and involvement is so vital in ensuring this is a plan shaped by our community, for the future of Clophill.
The plan will help structure the growth and needs of the village for the next 25 years and as we are currently without a Local Plan at Central Bedfordshire Council level this is our only defence against large scale development.
In particular, we need help researching, writing and providing constructive feedback/ ideas on 7 key themes:
1) Potential Development
2) Residential Development
4) Local Heritage
5) Community Life (leisure, recreation and support)
6) Business & Employment
7) Transport & Movement
Please get involved - email email@example.com or speak to one of the Clophill Parish Councillors.
Vacancy on the Parish Council
The Returning Officer at the office of the Central Bedfordshire Council has confirmed that the Parish Council can now fill its vacancy by co-option.
The council may co-opt any person who is legally qualified to hold such office, and who is willing to serve provided they are a British citizen, or a citizen of the Commonwealth or the European Union, and are neither the subject of a bankruptcy restriction order or interim order or have, within five years before the day of the election, been convicted in the United Kingdom of any offence and have had a prison sentence (whether suspended or not) for a period of over three months without the option of a fine.
Provided the person also satisfies at least ONE of the following they may be apply.
- They are registered as a local government elector for the parish
- They have during the whole of the preceding twelve months occupied as owner or tenant, any land or premises in the parish
- Their principal or only place of work during the preceding twelve months has been in the parish
- They have during the whole of the preceding twelve months resided in the parish or within 4.8 km of it
They must also be 18 years or older on the day they become nominated for election.
Written expressions of interest from persons wishing to serve as a councillor need to be submitted to the Clerk of the council.
More information is available by looking round the website and details on what we do.
Use the calendar or list of months to view entries made on those dates.