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Twyford Parish Council (TPC)
What is the Parish Council?
Twyford Parish Council is governed by local volunteer residents, and run by the Parish Clerk, Tony Bronk 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 during 2017 and early 2018 are:
2017: 19 January, 23 February, 23 March, 20 April, 18 May, 22 June, 20 July, 21 September, 19 October, 16 November; and 14 December.
2018: 18 January, 15 February, 15 March
The next Annual Parish Assembly will be held on Wednesday 10 May 2017 in the Parish Hall from 7.30pm
An agenda for the above meeting will be published here nearer the date.
For information about the last meeting please see below:
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
Twyford Parish Councillors:
|Parish Councillor||Oversees, and membership of local organisations.|
|Cllr Waine Lawton(Chair)
|Chair of Full Council|
|Cllr Chris Mitchell (Vice-Chair)
|Vice-Chair of Full Council and Chair of Planning|
|Cllr Sonia Watson
|Chair of Finance
Representative on Parish Hall Management Committee
|Cllr Jade Cornwall||Chair of Recreation
Representative on Parish Hall Management Committee & Patient Participation Group
|Cllr Sue Cook (and Wichester City Council
Parish representative: Twyford Waterworks Trust
|Cllr Chris Corcoran
|Parish oversight: Neighbourhood Plan
Parish representative: Berry Meadows and Twyford Meads Advisory Committee
|Cllr Angela Forder-Stent
|Parish representative: Patient Participation Group & Nursing Association|
|Cllr Andrew Holland
|Cllr Richard Sellars
|Parish oversight: Footpaths
|Cllr Stephanie West
|Cllr Ian Wheeler
|Parish oversight: Transport
Parish Representative: Parish Hall Committee & Patient Participation Group.
Parish Clerk to Twyford Parish Council:
Staddlestones, 9 Main Road, Twyford Moors, Winchester, Hampshire, SO21 1RN
Telephone: – 07443 598464
To contact the Parish Clerk or a Parish Councillor by email fill out this form:
Access, Road & Transport: Ian Wheeler
Berry Meadow & Twyford Meads: Chris Corcoran, Chris Mitchell, Sue Cook, Richard Sellars
The Parish Council is represented on other organisations as follows:
Parish Hall: Sonia Watson, Ian Wheeler, Jade Cornwall
Patient Participation Group: Angela Forder-Stent, Jade Cornwall, Ian Wheeler
Twyford Nurses Trust: Angela Forder-Stent
Twyford Waterworks Trust: Sue Cook
Winchester Association of Parish & Town Councils: Angela Forder-Stent, Chris Corcoran
Footpaths: Richard Sellars
Water Watch: David Sullivan (by co-option)
Web Site Management: Alan Meikle (by co-option) Clerk – Tony Bronk
Twyford Neighbourhood Plan – Technical Advisory Committee: Chris Corcoran (Please also see the separate website for detailed information about preparation for the Plan).
See also: Twyford’s emergency flood plan
- Overview of local government for Twyford
- Twyford Parish Council (TPC)
- Planning, recreation and finance committess of TPC
Local government for Twyford
Twyford is under four different local authorities:
- Twyford Parish Council, governed by local volunteer residents (see below)
- 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 Neighborhood 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.
What does it do?
The Planning Committee of the Parish Council reviews planning applications in the Twyford area and may make comments to the planning authority. The South Downs National Park (SDNP) is the statutory Planning Authority for Twyford, however the Local Planning Department of Winchester City Council is responsible for the day to day processing and determination of the great majority of planning applications.
Applications may be viewed on the SDNP web site here – put “Twyford” in the search box..
Depending on the timing of planning application deadlines, discussions may be at a planning sub-committee meeting or a full committee meeting.
Planning applications for Twyford are determined by the South Down National Park (SDNP) who currently sub-contract most to Winchester City Council planning department.
- Terms of reference
- SDNP planning applications (put ‘Twyford’ in the search box…)
What does it do?
The Recreation sub-committee of the Parish Council takes care of Hunter Park and Allotments and Northfields Play Area. The committee holds periodic meetings with sports clubs and other users of Hunter Park Playing Fields.
Minutes of Recreation Committee meetings may be seen here
- Terms of reference
- Hunter Park
What does it do?
The Finance Committee prepares a budget for each financial year and submits the budget for approval to the Full Council Meeting no later than January each year. All financial requirements and reserves are managed in line with the Council’s Financial Regulations. All legal matters pertaining to leases, mortgage, insurance claims, insurance cover, damage to property, vehicle insurance and debt recovery are dealt with.
- Terms of reference