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Would you like to serve your community by becoming a Parish Councillor?

There is a vacancy on the Parish Council that will be filled by co-option at a Council meeting on Tuesday November 1st 2022 starting at 7.30pm promptly.

If you are interested in being co-opted, you should send your name, address and a short resume to the Clerk to the Council explaining how you may contribute to the community via the Parish Council.

Please email: clerkoliversbattery@gmail.com or write to:  The Clerk to the Council, Oliver’s Battery Parish Council, 15 The Heath, Denmead, Waterlooville PO7 6JT.

The deadline for applications is 5pm on Friday 28th October 2022

Qualifications to be a Parish Councillor:

If you are a UK or Commonwealth citizen or a citizen of the Republic of Ireland or a citizen of a member state of the EU and are 18 years or over and you are an elector in Tichborne OR you are someone who has during the whole of the twelve months before the day on which you applied for co-option (i) resided in the Parish of Tichborne OR (ii) within three miles of  the parish boundary OR (iii) occupied (as owner or tenant) any land or premises therein OR (iv) had his/her principal or only place of work there.

A copy of this notice has been sent to the Returning Officer at Winchester City Council, City Offices, Colebrook Street, Winchester, SO23 9LJ

Signed: Brendan Gibbs. Clerk to Oliver’s Battery Parish Council

Dated: Monday 26th September 2022

Welcome to the website of Oliver’s Battery Parish Council, where we regularly communicate our activities, events and initiatives.

The Parish Council is a local authority that is impartial and working voluntarily on behalf of our community.

Contact – Brendan Gibbs, Clerk to the Parish Council.

Email – clerkoliversbattery@gmail.com  Tel: 07443 622513

The Parish Council has limited powers and duties, all of which impact directly on the community, for example provision and maintenance of recreation grounds, play areas, open spaces, village greens and playing fields.  However, we do have the ability to negotiate with, and the power to influence, those organisations that do make the decisions in other areas, for example planning and highways.  Consequently, we liaise closely with Winchester City Council and Hampshire County Council, together with your local elected City and County Councillors.  The Parish Council can also spend a limited amount of money on anything they deem of benefit to the community and we are very pleased to have supported many activities and initiatives in our community, via our grant application procedure.

We are lucky insomuch as we have managed to retain our local shops, which includes a post office.  St Mark’s Church is also the focal point for the various groups that meet there.

We hope you will find the information useful, please free to contact us on any matter and will be happy to consider its addition to the website.

Cllr David Kirkby, Chair Oliver’s Battery Parish Council