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Our community hall is officially open for business! Please check out our Community Hall page for information.
Each year the smaller authority’s Annual Governance and Accountability Return (AGAR) needs to be reviewed by an external auditor appointed by Smaller Authorities’ Audit Appointments Ltd. The unaudited AGAR has been published with this notice. As it has yet to be reviewed by the appointed auditor, it is subject to change as a result of that review.
Any person interested has the right to inspect and make copies of the accounting records for the financial year to which the audit relates and all books, deeds, contracts, bills, vouchers, receipts and other documents relating to those records must be made available for inspection by any person interested. For the year ended 31 March 2021, these documents will be available on reasonable notice by application.
Nantwich Rotary Club has teamed up with The Laptop Shop in Hospital Street to promote the donation of unwanted laptops to schools to assist with online learning during the current pandemic. People can donate laptops by dropping them off at The Laptop Shop (91 Hospital St, Nantwich CW5 5RU).
The laptops are overhauled by the Laptop Shop at cost price and paid for by the Rotary Club of Nantwich. The hard drives are either securely wiped or destroyed and replaced to ensure complete security.
The replacement hard drives are funded by the Rotary Club (although donations from the public are gratefully received, each drive costing £20) who then distribute the laptops to local schools.
Any unsuitable machine will be responsibly destroyed.
This authority is responsible for ensuring that its financial management is adequate and effective and that it has a sound system of internal control.
The authority prepares an Annual Governance and Accountability Return in accordance with Proper Practices which:
• summarises the accounting records for the year ended 31 March 2020; and
• confirms and provides assurance on those matters that are relevant to our duties and responsibilities as external auditors.
To be completed by Local Councils, lnternal Drainage Boards and other Smaller Authorities:
. where the higher of gross income or gross expenditure exceeded €25,000 but did not exceed £6.5 million; or where the higher of gross income or gross expenditure was £925,000 or less but:
. are unable to certify themselves as exempt (fee payable); or
. have requested a limited assurance review (fee payable)
As residents will be aware, the Community Hall has been closed since 23 March 2020. Once the lockdown arrangements were relaxed and various public venues were re-opened, the Parish Council discussed arrangements for the re-opening of the Community Hall.
Each year the smaller authority’s Annual Governance and Accountability Return (AGAR) needs to be reviewed by an external auditor appointed by Smaller Authorities’ Audit Appointments Ltd.
Despite 8 years of intense campaigning by residents, local groups, businesses and Stapeley & District Parish Council, leading to two public inquiries, thousands of signatures on a petition, thousands of objections, and a robust Neighbourhood Plan being put in place; our community has been silenced by a Government Minister in far off Westminster...
The hall is available for use for parties or a variety of group activities. We would also be pleased to hear from any user groups who wish to use the hall for regular activities.
The Parish Council has cancelled all its scheduled meetings until further notice, owing to the Coronavirus Pandemic; however, the Government has introduced new regulations under S.78 of the Coronavirus Act 2020 and this allows local councils (town and parish councils) to hold meetings remotely, using various platforms.
The Parish Council will be meeting on an ad hoc basis when there are decision items to be considered. A meeting is to be held on 28 May 2020. The next meeting is on 8 June 2020.
The agenda will be published on the website only, at least three clear days before the meeting, with instructions on how to access the meeting itself.
Members of the Parish Council have decided to use Zoom as its platform, and you will be able to download this as a free tool.
All documents (other than those which are restricted) will be able to be accessed from the Parish Council when the agenda is published.
On the first occasion of holding a meeting remotely, Public Question Time will be limited to questions which have been provided to the Clerk, prior to the meeting, by no later than 5.00 pm on the day before the meeting.
Please email your question to the Parish Clerk. The question will be read out at the meeting and the Chairman will respond. If it is not possible to give a definitive answer at the meeting, a written response will be provided. In the meantime, if you have any queries, please email or phone the Clerk. We appreciate that this may make it difficult for members of the public as there is no schedule to follow; the only suggestion we can make is for you to visit the website regularly, to check if a meeting has been booked in. The agenda will give the access details so that members of the public can click the link to join the meeting.
The latest edition of the Parish Newsletter is now available here.
There are two vacancies for parish councillors. These were notified to Cheshire East Council in February 2020 and although Notices of the Vacancies were published on the website and in the notice-board inviting registered elections to request a by-election, no election was called. It is, therefore, for the Parish Council to co-opt to the two vacancies, but in view of the pandemic, this will not take place until the lockdown is over. If you are interested in becoming a parish councillor, the following are the qualifications:
You must be at least 18 years of age at the time of co-option (there is no upper age limit), and:
be a UK or Commonwealth citizen, or
be a citizen of the Republic of Ireland, and
be a registered elector of the parish.
If you would like an informal chat about the vacancy, please call the Clerk (Carol Jones) on 01270 812065.
The situation regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a fast-paced and constantly evolving situation. As such it is important that you and your family are able to follow the latest information and advice. - find out more here.
SPAG has arrived at a point where they are considering the future - find out more here.
We’re pleased to announce our second Walk Stapeley leaflet is now available. The new leaflet (Walk Stapeley 2) contains four longer and more demanding walks to complement our earlier leaflet of seven short walks (Walk Stapeley 1).The leaflet is also available from Cronkinson’s Farm Pub, Cheerbrook Farm Shop,Stapeley Co-op and Stapeley House Café and at several places in Nantwich, including the Information Centre at the Civic Hall. You can also see a copy on Stapeley and Batherton Parish noticeboard next to the Community Hall.
Welcome to our Summer newsletter, our first since the Spring’s flurry of elections, both local and European.
We hope that you find this newsletter useful and informative. If you have any suggestions or comments, please let us know by contacting the Clerk.