This is the first of a regular monthly feature on Council business. It is hoped that the Council will assist us in helping them promote the work they do on behalf of their community, and we thought we would start by including an introduction to the Council as stated on the TPC website (edited for print).
“Tangmere Parish Council serves the village of Tangmere and the hamlet of Easthampnett. The parish is located three miles to the east of Chichester and is twinned with Hermanville-sur-Mer in Normandy, France.
Tangmere Parish Council was formed in 1966 and is made up of ten members. Parish Council elections take place every four years and the last election took place in May 2015 which was un-contested. The Parish has just over 2,000 registered electors.
The Parish Council exists to serve the community from which it is elected. Whilst the Council has limited powers, the Council is able to influence decisions that affect you. The Parish Council is involved with providing input into planning, environmental, transport and other issues which directly affect the parish.
The full Parish Council meets every second month and its three committees, Environment, Village Centre and Finance, also meet every two months. The Council welcomes the views of residents at any time and particularly at Parish Council Meetings. Members of the public can attend all meetings.
Copies of the Annual Reports which give details of the Council’s activities and finances can be viewed in the “Agendas, Minutes and Reports” section of the website, and the website also features minutes of the other committee meetings, dates of future meetings as well as Parish Councillors’ Declarations of Interest.
- Environment Committee: 20th March
- Village Centre Committee: 3rd April
- Finance Committee: 1st May
- Full Parish Council: 8th March, 19th April, 10th May
All meetings start at 7,30pm except that of 19th April which is the Annual Parish Meeting, which is a meeting of the electorate and not the council, but will be chaired by the Parish Council Chairman.
In the meantime the Tangmere Action Group is organising the village Spring Clean on Saturday 3rd March from 10am-2pm, please meet at the Village Centre.