The Parish Council usually meets at 7:00pm on the first Monday of each month in the Community Room adjoining the school. Notice of the meetings appears on the Parish Council notice board outside the school, together with the minutes of the previous meeting and other relevant information. The first 15 minutes of each meeting are allocated to the public to allow them to raise any matters of concern. In addition to the monthly meetings there is the Annual Parish Assembly which takes place in April.
The Parish Council is responsible for many aspects of village life, including the provision of recreation facilities, reporting on the state of highways, footpaths and bridleways, commenting on planning applications and supporting parish initiatives, sometimes with grants. The Parish Councillors approach their responsibilities broadly in line with The Good Councillor's Guide
The Clerk to the Parish Council is Lucy Rumens, 46 Maple Crescent, Newbury, RG14 1LR Tel. 01635 45487. For further information about the activities of the Parish Council or if you are interested in becoming a Parish Councillor, please contact the Clerk, any member of the Parish Council or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Dates of Meetings for 2018
MEETINGS ARE HELD AT 7.00PM IN THE COMMUNITY ROOM.
Wednesday 25th April – Annual Parish Assembly
14th May – Annual General Meeting
Minutes from the Parish Council Meetings
Minutes and other documents below are available in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format. Clicking on one of the links will open the document in a new window. From there you can save or print the document if desired. Closing the window will return you to this page.
Notes from the Parish Council meeting on 6th November are here
Draft minutes of the last six Parish Council meetings (For authorised minutes please look at the Parish notice boards or contact the Parish Clerk):
July 31st 2017
July 3rd 2017
The Parish Council Budget for 2017/18 is here and the latest unaudited Year-To-Date figures are here
The year end accounts for 2015/16 have been audited and a summary is available here
Other Parish Council activities
The Chairman's report for 2017 Annual Parish Assembly, held on 26th April, can be found here
The District Councillor's report for 2017 Annual Parish Assembly, held on 26th April, can be found here
Minutes of the Annual Parish Assembly held on Wednesday 20 April 2016 were agreed at the 2017 Annual Parish Assembly and can be found here
The Parish has a Parish Plan which can be found on the Future of the Parish page. An update of the Action Plan is available here. During 2016 a number of working groups were involved in a refresh of the Parish Plan Action Plan. As a result of this initiative the public transport in Beenham village has been significantly improved, there is now a monthly Afternoon Tea Party on the last Tuesday of each month in Beenham Club, and proposals for youth equipment on The Rec are well advanced.
A member of the Parish Council attends a Beenham Liaison Group meeting chaired by Grundons for the purpose of discussing local activities that may be of interest to the parish. The liaison meetings include a number of local residents and representatives from West Berkshire District council and they are held every four to six months. The notes from the most recent meeting are here
Transparency Code for Beenham Parish Council
The following documents are available to view following the submission of an Annual Return by Beenham Parish Council:
Note: The documents are available in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format. Clicking on one of the links will open the document in a new window or tab.
Annual Governance Statement for 2016/17
Accounting statement for 2016/17
Declaration of Status of Published Accounts for 2016/17 in progress
Notice for period of exercise of Public Rights
Internal Audit Report for 2016/17
External auditor report and certificate 2016/17 - Notice of conclusion of the audit
Details of Public Land
Regulations - including Standing Orders and Financial Regulations
Code of Conduct