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Sunday, 1st February 2015    Vistors

Welcome to Whatton-in-the-Vale Parish Council web site. Whatton is situated approximately 3 miles east of Bingham and is in the borough of Rushcliffe in the County of Nottingham.

The Parish Council was formed in 1934 when the population exceeded 300, the Parish Council has an establishment of seven councillors.

Names needed for the Parish Council election

M Elliott 28th January 2015

THURSDAY May 7, 2015 is an important day for your local parish council, as it is Election Day.

Elections are held every four years and for Whatton in the Vale seven seats will be up for grabs.

The present council is looking to attempt to increase more names being put forward in the hope of being able to ensure good representation.

What is a Parish Councillor?

Parish councillors are not employees, they are elected representatives who volunteer their time for free to work on behalf of their communities.

What will you do as a Parish Councillor?

You will engage with the local community and keep up-to-date with issues of local concern, provide a voice for all sections of the community, mediate between individuals and organisations and campaign on behalf of the Council or individuals.

Duties and Responsibilities of a Parish Councillor are wide and varied, one being to participate constructively in the government of the Parish and to keep up to date with significant developments affecting the Parish Council at local, regional and national levels.

A councillor is also expected to be accessible and to represent effectively the interests of the parish and deal with Parishioners enquiries, representations and complaints. They are also advised to prepare for meetings and be properly informed about the issues to be discussed. They should take part in meetings and form sound judgments based on what is best for the community and then abide by majority decisions. They are also required to maintain proper standards of behaviour as an elected representative of the people and fulfil the statutory and locally determined requirements of an elected member of a Local Authority and the Parish Council, including compliance with all relevant codes of conduct and maintaining high ethical standards, (including not disclosing confidential information and not using council resources for political purposes or for any other reason unless agreed by the Council). 

British and Over 18

To be a town or parish councillor you must be a British citizen, or a citizen of the Commonwealth or the European Union, and be 18 years or older on the day you become nominated for election. For the whole of the 12 months prior to nomination you must: have been an elector of the parish and either occupied or owned/rented premises in the parish, or resided within 3 miles of the boundary of the parish, or had your principal or only place of work in that area. You cannot stand for election if you are the subject of a bankruptcy restriction order or interim order or have, within five years before the day of the election, been convicted in the United Kingdom of any offence and have had a prison sentence (whether suspended or not) for a period of over three months without the option of a fine or work for the council you want to become a councillor of.

Understanding council law

A member of a council should have knowledge to understand the law relating to Parish Council meetings, understand the Code of conduct, understand planning law and local policy matters as well as understanding the roles of different tiers of local government and knowing your local County councillor/District councillor and key officers. Councillors can develop useful skills and knowledge by using the Council's resources - the Clerk and serving Councillors

Anyone standing for election has to deliver or send to the principal authorities Returning Officer a valid nomination Form. This form is obtained from the Officer.

Your nomination form must also contain similar particulars of your proposer and seconder. They must be registered electors in the parish. The proposer and seconder must sign the nomination form.


A good starting point for understanding the role of a parish councillor is on the National Association of Local Councils' website:


The Association publish (which is available for download from the website) The good councillor's guide'.


Aslockton - Abbey Lane Planning Hearing cancelled.

Rushcliffe Borough Council 10th January 2015

The Borough Council has today (at 2pm) been informed by the Planning Inspectorate that the planning hearing into planning application ref. 14/00480/OUT (Outline application for up to 75 dwellings at land south of Abbey Lane, Aslockton) due to take place on 14 January has been cancelled.

The Planning Inspectorate has advised that the procedure will be changed to a public inquiry and that the Borough Council will be informed of the new arrangements as soon as possible.


DIARY AND EVENTS - more events...
Parish Council Meeting Tuesday 24th February 2015 7:30 pm
Annual Parish Meeting Saturday 28th March 2015 11 am
Rushcliffe Borough Council Election 2015 Thursday 7th May 2015 7 AM - 10 PM
General Election Thursday 7th May 2015 7 AM - 10 PM
Parish Council Election 2015 Thursday 7th May 2015 7 AM - 10 PM


 LATEST DOWNLOADS - more downloads...

Minutes November 2014 Click Here to download
Agenda January 2015 Click Here to download
Letter to Notts CC re: FP19 and FP13 Click Here to download
Agenda 25th November 2014 Click Here to download
Minutes September 2014 Click Here to download
Agenda 23rd September 2014 Click Here to download
Minutes 12th May 2014 Click Here to download
Agenda 29th July 2014 Click Here to download
Village News May 2014 Click Here to download
Annual Parish Report 2013-2014 Click Here to download


Names needed for the Parish Council election Wednesday 28th January 2015
Aslockton - Abbey Lane Planning Hearing cancelled. Saturday 10th January 2015
Have your say on a new Combined Authority for Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Sunday 28th December 2014
Rushcliffe Council adopt the Local Plan - Part 1 (Core Strategy) Tuesday 23rd December 2014
Advance notice of the Annual Parish Meeting Tuesday 16th December 2014
Dog walkers be aware - incidents at Bottesford Tuesday 16th December 2014
Rushcliffe Borough Council meeting to be 'webcast' Monday 15th December 2014
The continuing saga of the 'fields' footpath Sunday 14th December 2014
Proposed development in Aslockton goes to appeal. Friday 12th December 2014
Rushcliffe Local Plan found 'Sound' by the Planning Inspector Wednesday 10th December 2014