What is the Parish Council?
Twyford Parish Council is governed by local volunteer residents, and run by the Parish Clerk, Jo Nicholson who works part time, but can be contacted about local parish facilities – as can the individual Councillors. The Parish Council has limited powers, but can influence other bodies. There is a good overview of what a Parish Council can do on Wikipedia. You can get an idea of the parish boundary from this PDF from Hampshire County Council.
Twyford Parish Council meets regularly, with most full council and its committee meetings taking place in the Gilbert Room of the Parish Hall, and on occasion at the Pavillion in Hunter Park. Minutes of meetings are available. For all dates, please see the Full Parish Council page of the website.
The Council operates under the Twyford Parish Council standing orders
The Parish Council Members have adopted the following Code of Conduct:
The Parish Council undertakes periodic Financial Risk Assessments
Meeting dates for the Full Parish Council for early 2018 are as follows:
2018: 25th January, 15th February, 15th March
The Annual Parish Assembly 2017 was held on Wednesday 10 May 2017 in the Parish Hall from 7.30pm
Reports received for the Annual Parish meeting 2017 are published below:
For information about the 2016 meeting please see below:
The draft minutes were approved by the May 2017 meeting
ACCOUNTS and AUDIT for the FINANCIAL YEAR 2016/17
The Accounting statements for 2016/17 were approved on 25th May 2017.
The accounts have been audited and the conclusion of the audit and the financial statements are available to view.
ACCOUNTS and AUDIT for the FINANCIAL YEAR 2015/16
The response of YES to each of the Governance Statements for 2015/16 was approved by the Full Council on 16 June 2016. Information about the Council’s accounts can be found below and more detail is on the Finance Committee section of this website.
Report of the Internal Auditor
Section 1 Governance Statement
The Accounting Statements for 2015/16 attached below were approved by the Full Council on 16th June 2016 following an internal audit, but they were changed to make adjustments required by the external audit.
Section 2- Accounting Statements for 2015-16
Section 3 – External Audit Certificate for 2015 – 2016
Notice of Completion of Audit and related sections 1,2,3
Local government for Twyford
Twyford is under four different local authorities:
- Twyford Parish Council, governed by local volunteer residents
- Winchester City Council, and is represented by Susan Cook and Richard Izard
- Hampshire County Council, and represented by Rob Humby (who is also on Winchester City Council)
- South Downs National Park (SDNP); Twyford is within the national park so for some matters is under the SDNP Authority.
Twyford is within the consituency of Steve Brine MP, Member of Parliament for Winchester & Chandlers Ford.
Policing & anti-social behaviour
Hampshire Constabulary have a local neighbourhood team for Colden Common & Twyford that are very accessible and friendly; they meet regularly with residents and representatives, and respond to local needs as they arise in addition to patrolling and attending village events. If you’d like to meet them to discuss police priorities in the area you can attend a ‘surgery’, or give them a call (details for both on their website above).
Twyford comes under Bishops Waltham police station so see if you can speak to our PCSO Steven Sharp steven.sharp@hampshire.
Winchester City Council also run a Neighbourhood Wardens team who can provide support over anti-social behaviour such as littering, fly-tipping or graffiti.
The planning authority for Twyford is the South Downs National Park Authority; the planning section of their website contains details of applications (if you search for ‘Twyford’ you should see all open applications). The SDNP Authority delegates the planning matters to Winchester City Council, but reviews any ‘strategic’ applications or issues. Twyford Parish Council (TPC) also has a planning committee that meet regularly and review every application within the parish boundary. TPC has no direct authority over planning matters, but any formal representations must be considered – and the Parish Council can often make use of local knowledge to feed back on plans. For more information please see the separate Planning Committee page.