**Council Vacancies**

Following the recent elections you may have read in CHADRA – or via S Glos Website that the election at Parish Level was uncontested.

There are 9 seats on Charfield Parish Council and there were only 6 nominations – so all councillors were re-elected uncontested.

This does leave the Parish Council with 3 Vacancies….

There was a vacancy already going into the election period and 2 longstanding councillors decided not to re stand.

If you would like to find out more about what being a Parish Councillor involves – then please contact Clerk – Hannah Saunders – or come along to the next Parish Council meeting scheduled for 9th June 2015 at 7:30pm in Memorial Hall.

*Uncontested Parish Council Elections*

Please see details below of candidates that were nominated for this May’s Parish Council Elections.

There are 9 seats and as there were only 6 nominations – all of them have been elected (uncontested).

After May 12th you will see adverts regarding the 3 vacancies – and how the Parish Council will go about filling them (via co-option)…..

If you are interested in finding out more – please contact Clerk to Council – Hannah Saunders.

Scan of Uncontested Elections Charfield May 2015

Gloucestershire Transport Plan

FYI, Although Charfield is in S Gloucestershire – as we are on the border of Gloucestershire County Council – the Transport Plan that is currently being consulted on is of importance….please see press release below and link should you want to comment on the draft plan.

The Parish Council / Village Plan Group will be making comment…..but as with all consultations – the more responses – the better….

 

4th February 2015

Have your say on county transport plan

People across Gloucestershire are being invited to share their views on the county’s transport blueprint.

The Gloucestershire Local Transport Plan is a document which sets out the county’s transport priorities and direction of travel over 20 years.

It is a legal requirement and all highways authorities in England must have one.

The current plan was agreed in 2011 however it is regularly reviewed to make sure we’re still on the right track.

The first review of the plan is taking place this year and Cabinet has today (Wednesday) agreed that public consultation can take place to find out what people think.

People will be asked general and area specific questions about things like how the road network is managed, sustainable travel, HGVs and proposed transport schemes.

They can choose to answer all the questions or just those that are relevant to them.

Last autumn, more than 100 relevant organisations were invited to give their feedback, now it’s time for the public to have their say.

Cllr Will Windsor Clive, cabinet member for transport planning, said: “It’s important that we pause and take stock of what we’re planning.

“Times change and our priorities change so we need to know what people think about the plan and whether or not they agree with what’s in there.

“Transport affects us all in one way or another so I’d encourage everyone to take part; even if you only answer a couple of questions your feedback is essential.”

To take part in the consultation and for more information on the Local Transport Plan, visit www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/ltp3.

ENDS

Issued by: Hannah Bennett, Gloucestershire County Council’s Media Team, 01452 328099, hannah.bennett@gloucestershire.gov.uk.