Councilors – Doug Griggs, Matthew Wickens, Tim Corbishley, Katie Palmer-Stevens, Adrian Bennett, Denise Stanworth
Clerk to the Council – Claire Dunk
There were 10,200 parishes in England in 1997 of which 8,629 parishes have an elected council called a parish council totaling some 70,000 local councilors.
You must be over 21 years of age to become a member of a parish council. If a member fails throughout six consecutive months to attend any meetings of the council they will be disqualified and barred from holding office.
The Checkendon Parish Councillors were elected unopposed.
Planning – Tim Corbishley, Matthew Wickens
Sports Club & Recreation Ground – Matthew Wickens
|Vice-Chairman -Matthew Wickens|
Highways – Doug Griggs
Playground – Doug Griggs, Tim Corbishley
Village Hall – Denise Stanworth
|Clerk & Finance Officer -Claire Dunk|
Litter – All
School – Matthew Wickens
The Parish Council meets seven times a year. The dates for 2009 are:
- 5th January 2009
- 2nd March 2009
- 23rd March 2009 Annual Electors Meeting
- 11th May 2009 Annual Parish Meeting
- 6th July 2009
- 7th September 2009
- 2nd November 2009
All meetings are on a Monday at 7.45pm in Checkendon Village Hall and members of the public are welcome to attend.
A quorum of three members must attend each meeting. The chairman and vice-chairman are elected each May at the Annual Parish Meeting and councilors assigned their responsibilities.
Minutes of a council meeting may be viewed online, see Council Documents below.
There are two further levels of elected local government in this area: district and county.
There follows a summary of the main activities performed by these elected bodies.
South Oxfordshire District Council
- Public amenities including rubbish collection, recycling, litter, street cleaning & street nameplates
- Building control, planning, appeals and enforcement
- Community safety
- Council tax collection
- Environmental health including noise & pest control
- Housing – SOHA & homelessness
- Sports facilities
NOTE: Comprehensive details of Planning Applications are available at www.southoxon.gov.uk
District Councillor for this area: Judith Nimmo-Smith
- Oxfordshire County Council
- Education, careers, youth facilities
- Emergency planning
- Footpaths & bridleways
- Highways, pavements, potholes, street lighting & traffic management
- Hazardous waste and waste management
- Libraries, museums, and the arts
- Public transport
- Social services
- Trading standards
- County Councillor for this area: David Nimmo-Smith