Yelvertoft Parish Council Website

YELVERTOFT PARISH COUNCIL 

– ALL SERVICES SUSPENDED

A Parish Council must be quorate in order to operate. A quorum is defined as being one third of its membership, but no less than three.  Yelvertoft Parish Council should have 9 councillors but sadly there are currently only 2 which means it cannot operate.

What are the implications for Yelvertoft residents?

ALL the duties for which the Parish Council are responsible will no longer occur:

  • Grass cutting
  • Cemetery maintenance
  • Street light maintenance
  • Reporting issues such as pot holes, overgrown footpaths, drainage
  • Tree & shrub maintenance
  • Allotment management
  • Litter
  • Planning representation
  • War memorial maintenance
  • Grants / donations

etc

If residents do not come forward to be co-opted as a councillor then the Parish Council passes control to the District Council.  Daventry District Council is to be abolished shortly which means Yelvertoft will be under the control of the new unitary authority.  It is unlikely that Yelvertoft will be very high on their agenda so we doubt that much will be done which is such a shame.

Daventry cannot call an election (which would cost around £1,500 to Yelvertoft residents) to try and recruit councillors owing to the Structural Changes Order (Northamptonshire) 2020 but will appoint one or more councillors to act, but it is better for everyone if people come forward now.

PLEASE DO CONSIDER BEING A PARISH COUNCILLOR SO WE CAN CONTINUE TO MAINTAIN AND IMPROVE YELVERTOFT

Please contact the Clerk, Samantha, for further info or to express your interest.

Tel: 07305 801095.  Email:

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Welcome to the Yelvertoft Parish Council website. Here you will find details of the Parish Council and its Councillors, as well as information on the Parish Council meeting dates and minutes from the past meetings.

Yelvertoft Parish Council Meetings

Yelvertoft Parish Council meets on the second Monday of every month (except August and January) in the Reading Room at 7.30pm. The agenda always has an ‘Open Session’ when residents can raise any issues. The agenda and minutes from each Parish Council Meeting are available in the Documents section of this website.

*** DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL FACE-TO-FACE MEETINGS HAVE BEEN SUSPENDED FOR THE FORESEEABLE FUTURE. MEETINGS WILL BE HELD BY WEB CONFERENCE.  IF YOU WISH TO PARTICIPATE IN ANY MEETING PLEASE CONTACT THE CLERK AND DETAILS OF HOW TO JOIN THE MEETING WILL BE SENT TO YOU.

The Parish Council

Yelvertoft Parish Council has 9 members and employs a Clerk (The Proper Officer). Details of the Parish Councillors can be found in the Parish Councillors section of this website. The Parish Council manages amongst many other things the street lighting, the Cemetery, and also liaises with various departments at Daventry County Council to deal with issues raised by residents and improve the village environment. Please see ‘Responsibilities’ under the ‘The Parish Council’ tab. The Parish Council is consulted on all planning matters in the village, and several of the Councillors form the planning Committee. Links to planning applications can be found under ‘Planning’ again under ‘The Parish Council’.

If you are interested in becoming a Parish Councillor then we would love to hear from you.  To stand for election on a parish council, you must:

  • be a UK or Commonwealth citizen; or
  • be a citizen of the Republic of Ireland; or
  • be a citizen of another Member state of the European Union; and
  • be at least 18 years old.
  • To be eligible to stand for an election for a particular parish, you must:
  • be an elector of the parish; or
  • in the past 12 months have occupied (as owner or tenant) land or other premises in the parish; or
  • work in the parish (as your principal or only place of work); or
  • live within three miles of the parish boundary.

You don’t have to be connected to a political party.

If you do become a parish councillor you will have to sign up to the Code of Conduct.