WELCOME TO THE ROTHERFIELD PEPPARD PARISH COUNCIL WEBSITE
WHAT IS A PARISH COUNCIL?
The Parish Council is the lowest tier of local government with discretionary statutory powers enabling them to represent their communities and to provide services for their Parish in a way best suited to them. A Parish Council can only do what legislation requires (duties) or permits (powers) them to do. With its own legal personality, the Council is only able to make decisions at a Council meeting.
The Council is funded primarily by requesting a precept (a mandatory demand) from the district council. For 2017-18 the precept for Rotherfield Peppard Parish Council (RPPC) will be £35,978 (in 2016-17 it was £31,600). The precept is funded by the residents of Rotherfield Peppard, collected by SODC as part of the Council Tax Bill.
For more information about the finances of the Parish Council go to Finance and Admin
A Parish Council is directed by, and consists of, at least 5 Councillors (RPPC has a maximum of 10), one of which must be the Chairman.
The Council members are all volunteers, the Clerk is an employee of the Parish Council. For more information about the constitution of the Council go to The Council.
RPPC meetings for 2017
A Parish Council is subject to the Freedom of Information Act 2000, making information available to the public. In June 2015, RPPC adopted the transparency Code for small Council. To view statutory documents go to Documentation, to view the minutes of the meetings go to meetings and to view the Financial information go to Finance and Admin.
A Parish Council must hold one annual meeting and at least three other meetings each year. All meetings must be open to the public and the press. Times and dates of meetings must be made available to the public, with agendas being issued at least 3 clear days before the meeting. Only items on the agenda can be considered for the meeting.
PAVILION REFURBISHMENT PROJECT SURVEY
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Parish Council contribution
You may recall that we conducted an Open Weekend on the 3/4th February on plans for the modernisation- we explained during the presentation that your parish Council (RPPC) would be organising a loan to the parish of £50,000. RPPC’s full contribution (including this loan and a £24,000 contribution from the Sports Pavilion and Field Charity) will be £74,000. One of the conditions of this Government loan is that we ‘poll’ residents to ensure they are aware of this loan and agree to the small increase in annual Council tax. Hence the request to complete the on-line questionnaire.
In Rotherfield Peppard for a Band ‘D’ residence this represents an annual Council Tax increase of approximately £4.68* per annum per household.
Annual return audit notice. Please click here
Changes in legislation come into effect on 25/5/18 to give people more control on who has their data.
We operate a village email distribution list which the Clerk emails relevant news and articles about the village.
If you wish to opt into the village email list.
Please do so via this link and the Clerk will add you to the list. PLEASE ADD ME TO THE LIST
Kingwood Common Conservation Group
Rotherfield Peppard Parish Council had a presentation from Mr Matthew Davies on the KCCG, which is a joint venture between NDCC and the Chiltern society.
The group meet twice a month and are doing a sterling job reintroducing glades and open commons.
They would love more volunteers so please join in and view see the timetable
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