Heptonstall Parish Council

Heptonstall Parish Council is one of two tiers of statutory local authority in the Heptonstall area.

The other is Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council.

The Parish Council exists to serve and support the community of Heptonstall Parish, specifically :

  • To protect and conserve what is of merit in the heritage of the Parish, whether this be the green or the built environment,objects or features within them, or organisations, activities and facilities operating within the Parish.
  • To promote and support new developments in the Parish which will contribute to the wellbeing of the Community whilst not detracting from that which is worth preserving.
  • To prevent new developments which will impact adversely on the heritage of the Parish, or on the wellbeing of the Community.
  • To consult members of the Community on all matters which potentially may have a major impact on the Community before arriving at a decision on action.
  • To maintain awareness of the needs and wants of parishioners so that these can inform the prosecution of the Council’s aims.
  • To keep parishioners informed of Council business in hand and of decisions made.
  • To respond courteously and constructively to parishioners’ complaints and concerns of whatever nature and, where justified, to endeavour to the best of the Council’s abilities to bring about a fair and reasonable outcome to these.
  • To secure the involvement and support of Ward Councillors – and through them the Principal Local Authority – in seeking to achieve the Council’s aims.
  • To establish and maintain links with, and where required gain the involvement and support of, other people and bodies in achieving the Council’s aims eg the local MP, other Parish & Town Councils, NALC, National Trust, Rambler’s Association, etc.

Current Heptonstall Parish Councillors

B A Baldwin J Crowther J R Dunford
M V Edwards N G H James K Roberts
J Scarborough S Slater B Stott

Heptonstall Parish Clerk

Roger M Greenwood
The Mallards, Underbank, Hebden Bridge HX7 6PP
Tel : 01422 844283    e-mail : heptonstallpc@aol.co.uk

Residents of the Parish are welcome to attend any meeting of the Parish Council.

Information on upcoming and previous meetings, including agenda and the resulting minutes can be seen via links in the table below;

Date Title Agenda Draft Minutes
January 2015 Parish Council Meeting Download Download
February 2015 Parish Council Meeting Download Download
March 2015 Parish Council Meeting Download Download
April 2015 Parish Council Meeting Download Download
May 2015 Annual Meeting Download Download
May 2015 Parish Council Meeting Download Download
June 2015 Parish Council Meeting Download Download
July 2015 Parish Council Meeting Download Download
July 2015 Extraordinary Meeting Download Download
August 2015 Parish Council Meeting Download Download
September 2015 Parish Council Meeting Download Download
October 2015 Parish Council Meeting Download Download
November 2015 Parish Council Meeting Download Download
December 2015 Parish Council Meeting Download Download
January 2016 Parish Council Meeting  Download Download
February 2016 Parish Council Meeting Download Download
March 2016 Parish Council Meeting Download Download
April 2016 Parish Council Meeting Download Download
May 2016 Parish Council Meeting Download Download
May 2016 Annual Meeting Download Download
June 2016 Parish Council Meeting Download Download
July 2016 Parish Council Meeting Download Download
August 2016 Parish Council Meeting Download Download
September 2016 Parish Council Meeting Download Download
October 2016 Parish Council Meeting Download Download
November 2016 Parish Council Meeting Download Download
December 2016 Parish Council Meeting Download Download

Details of meetings are also posted on Parish Council notice boards in the centre of Heptonstall and at May’s Shop (Edge Lane, Colden).

In December 2014 the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) issued the Transparency Code for Smaller Authorities. The Code is a requirement for smaller authorities to make information available for local people to increase democratic accountability.

Heptonstall Parish Council has resolved to adopt the Transparency Code for Smaller Authorities. This page allows you to access all of the information that we are required to publish under the Transparency Code. The information for each financial year will be available after the end of the financial year on 31 March and by 1 July at the latest. The exceptions to this are the list of councillor responsibilities and the minutes, agendas and papers of formal meetings which are published on an ongoing basis.

Financial year 1 April 2015 to 31 March 2016

Ref Description Links
1 All payments above £100 (PDF) Detailed in Meeting Minutes – links in table above
2 End of year accounts – Annual Return 2015-16 Download
3 End of year Bank Reconciliation 2015-16 (PDF Download
4 End of year accounts
Explanation of any significant variances (PDF)
Download
5 Annual Governance Statement (PDF) Download
6 Internal Audit Report (PDF) Download
7 List of councillor responsibilities Set out above
8 Public land and building assets Download
9 Minutes, agendas and papers of formal meetings Links in table above
10 Standing Orders  Download
11 Financial Regulations  Download
12 Register of Members Interests Calderdale MBC
13 Publication Scheme Download
14 Last Annual Return Download
15 Transparent Information on Council Payments Download
16 Calendar of Meetings (inc Annual Meeting of Electors) Download
17 Minutes of Meetings (inc Committees) Links in table above
18 Current Agendas Links in table above
19 Budget and Precept Information – Current Year Download
20 Budget and Precept Information – Forthcoming Year Not yet available
21 Complaints Procedure Download
22 Council Contact and Councillor Information Download
23 Action Plan for Current Year See Newsletters
24 Evidence of Participation in Town & Parish Council Planning Detailed in Meeting Minutes – links in table above
25 Risk Managemernt Scheme Quarterly Report included in Meeting Minutes – links in table above
26 Register of Assets Download
27 Staff Contract of Employment Download
28 Discipline and Grievance Procedures Download
     

Other information

Details on the seeking of grant funding from the Parish Council can be seen here.

Heptonstall Parish Community-led Plan 2011

Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council www.calderdale.gov.uk 0845 245 6000.

Heptonstall Parish Council publishes an occasional newsletter, past copies of which can be seen here.

Other Parish Council news is made available through this website’s News pages and can be seen here.

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