Those of you who are avid followers of this Blog, and the doings of our Parish Council, will no doubt recall my message to the PC, on the 18 September, followed up on this Blog on the 20th October.
The fact is I have received no response to my queries, despite the Chairman of the Parish Council coming round and sitting on my settee.
Having been contacted by a number of people (enquiring as to the response I have received) I have sent the following email to the Clerk to the PC. Feel free to email her yourselves if you feel so inclined.
From: Whittington Village [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: 22 October 2016 17:19
To: ‘Gill Hodgson’
Cc: ‘Simon And Caroline’; Barbara Atkinson; Colin Hall Whittington PC; Eric Pelter (firstname.lastname@example.org); email@example.com; stuart close
Subject: My email of
I would refer to my email of the 18th September.
In respect of item 5). It has been explained to me, by Eric, Barbara and Simon Raistrick, (Village Hall Trustee) that the Trustees of the Village Hall Trust have made erroneous Annual Returns to the Charity Commission throughout the whole of this century. I accept the explanation that this was done in error and was not in any way fraudulently. As a result I accept that they do not have a Bank Balance exceeding £20,000. However my remarks regarding declarations of interest still pertain.
However, this single matter apart. I am still awaiting a response from the Parish Council. I am pursuing this because of the number of people who have enquired as to whether or not I have received a response from the PC, and if so why I have not made it available on the Village Blog etc.
As far as item 8). is concerned. Eric has explained to me why procedures were changed, primarily as a result of lack of attendance at the Annual Assembly. My view is that the PC have an obligation to encourage attendance, not to subvert the procedures, which are a legal requirement.
You confirmation of receipt of communications would be appreciated.
John Keegan – Whittington Website. “