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LOCAL POWER for LOCAL PEOPLE
Your Local council covering:-
Carpenders Park, Hayling, South Oxhey & Oxhey Hall Wards
What is a Parish Council and what do they do?
A Parish Council is the most Local branch of Local Government and usually represents just one town or locality. They are civil authorities and have nothing to do with the Church.
Parish Councils have a wide range of powers and manage local services, such as village halls, sports and recreation facilities, allotments, cemeteries and churchyards, commons, footpaths and public open spaces. They can support local voluntary activities, stage local events and undertake initiatives such as transport and crime prevention.
You elect the Parish Council. It is the only elected council where the voters are likely to know many of the people they elect. Parish Councils are subject to the same rules as the larger authorities; their meetings are open to the public, their accounts are audited and are open to public inspection (via appointment).
What Services do W.R.P.C offer?
W.R.P.C has a range of powers to provide and manage local services, some of the services are listed below:
- Maintains 1 play area in Greenfield Avenue
- Maintains 1 Wildlife Meadow/Park – The Mead
- Provides and maintains dog bins
- Provides and maintains bus shelters
- Provides and maintains wayside seats
- Manages a Thursday Market
- Provides a Parish Lunch on Tuesdays (Retirees)
- Grass cutting in specified areas
- Liaises with the District Council in relation to planning issues
- Provides local events such as fun days
- Provides a community hall for hire
- Provides and maintains notice boards
- Provides FREE dog bags
- Provides grants for local charities/schools
- Taxi voucher scheme
- Hearing Aid Clinic monthly
We also sell caddy bin liners for the small brown bin and nappy sacks.
Our childrens play area can be located in Greenfield Avenue, Carpenders Park, which is a great are for all ages of children and a great place to have a picnic . We have a Park in The Mead, Carpenders Park, which we have turned into a wonderfull wildlife area and walk. We maintain the area of grass by Bramshaw Gardens off Prestwick Road and the area of grass off Murfield Road called Furze Close.
We have a Recycling Box for batteries
Full Council Meetings are held the 1st Wednesday of every month (2nd Wednesday in January & May and no meeting in August). All members of the public are welcome to attend the meetings.
We also have a donations Red Box in our reception area for personal sanitary items and a Food Bank collection box, please feel free to come in and donate to two very worthy causes!