All Saints Church
Conclusion of Review into Precept Setting 21/22 and Recruitment
Statement from the Chair of Middleton Cheney Parish Council
Posted: Wed, 29 Sep 2021 21:05 by Mark Allen
Middleton Cheney Parish Council's external auditors (PKF Littlejohn LLP) have commenced their review of the Annual Governance & Accountability Return (AGAR) for Middleton Cheney Parish Council for the year ended 31 March 2021, but cannot yet formally complete it. More »
The external auditors have not certified completion because:
"We have received correspondence bringing information to our attention that we must consider before certifying the completion of our review and the discharging of our responsibilities."
The uncertified AGAR (Sections 1, 2 & 3), including the external auditors' interim report, has been published on the Financial Information 2021 page of the Parish Council's website. Also published on that page is the Notice of audit 2020/21, which details the right to inspect the Annual Return. All parts of the Annual Return as published are subject to change on the completion of the external auditors' report. » Less
Posted: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 20:13 by Mark Allen
Following the resignation of a number of Councillors, Middleton Cheney Parish Council now has so many vacancies that it can no longer act.
The Parish Council can have up to twelve Councillors, and there must be at least four Councillors for the Parish Council to be able to make decisions and take actions. There are now only three Councillors (Mark Allen (Chair), Kristian Burgess, and Tom Rice), which means that the remaining Councillors cannot hold meetings or make decisions legally. More »
In situations like this where a Parish Council has so many vacancies that it cannot act, the primary authority, West Northamptonshire Council in our case, has the power to appoint Councillors so that the Parish Council is able to carry out its duties and functions. This process has begun, and we will update you when Councillors have been appointed. » Less
Posted: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 20:09 by Mark Allen
NOTICE UNDER LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT (1972 (Section 87(2))
PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
that a casual vacancy has occurred in the office of Councillor for the Parish of Middleton Cheney following the resignation of Nina Truman. More »
Rule 5(2) of The Local Elections (Parishes and Communities) (England and Wales) Rules 2006 now applies.
The rule allows TEN ELECTORS for the ward in which the casual vacancy has arisen to request the Proper Officer to hold an election to the vacancy.* That request must be made within FOURTEEN DAYS, calculated in accordance with the rules, **of the date of this notice. The fourteen-day period ends on 19th October 2021.
What if a request to hold an election is not received during the permitted time?
Rule 5(5) of the above Rules will apply. The Parish Council must, as soon as practicable after the expiry of the fourteen-day period, co-opt a person to fill the vacancy.
The Proper Officer's address is:
Electoral Services, West Northamptonshire Council, Lodge Road, Daventry, NN11 4FP.
The telephone number for further guidance is 0300 126 7000 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
This notice is dated 28th September 2021
Name, Mark Allen, Chairman of Middleton Cheney Parish Council
* There is no form of word for this request, which might simply be a letter headed with such words as 'We the undersigned being electors of the [Ward of] ... Parish, call for an election to fill the vacancy arising from the [death][resignation] of *. A template entitled "Request for an Election" is available from the Parish Clerk. It is helpful if the ten signatures are accompanied by printed names and addresses.
** In calculating the notice period, day one is the day following the date of this notice; a Saturday, Sunday, Christmas Eve, Christmas day, Good Friday or a bank Holiday or day appointed for public thanksgiving or mourning shall be disregarded, and the period closes at midnight on the fourteenth day after the date of this notice. Rule 5(2) of The Local Elections (Parishes and Communities)(England and Wales) Rules 2006 now applies. » Less