Wendover Parish Council Report November 2012

Wendover Parish Council  |  Published: Oct 25th 2012

View from the Chair

Looking forward to interesting times, the Vice Chair and I, with the chairs of committees, are already planning:

Finance, chaired by Bob Lewis, will be working soon with committee chairs compiling the budgets/precept for next year as well as ensuring the auditors remain happy.

Staffing, ably chaired by Karen Saunders, is straightening out and tweaking procedures to ensure the Parish Council staff are happy in whatever line of work they are undertaking. Jill Bottomley is Acting Clerk, with Sue as her Assistant. Judith, Peter and Ian run the CIO and deal with allotment management, the Quiz and the Market. Andy and Tony look after the Parish grounds. We have engaged Ines Respini-Jones, a Wendover resident, as our interim HR Consultant, to ensure that staffing issues are kept in line with current law and good practice.

Amenities, one of the larger Committees, has two major projects. The Clock Tower restoration will begin very soon. Fundraising has started and Tom Walsh, Chair of Amenities, has set up www.wendoverclocktower.org.uk to help promote this project. The Manor Waste improvement is also an ongoing development being project managed by another local person, Steve Bowles. A further project is the improvement of the London Road Play area to ensure safety is not compromised.

Planning, led by Oliver Statham, will change as Localism takes a hold. With other councillors involved on outside bodies we have a busy, vibrant and enthusiastic set of councillors and staff all working for the people of Wendover.

Employment Tribunal

Fiona Lippmann, who resigned as Clerk earlier this year, made a claim against the Parish Council for Constructive Dismissal. The judgement of the Employment Tribunal that followed was that her claim of constructive dismissal failed and was dismissed. Further information will be posted on the website.

Allotments

We currently have 2 plots available to rent at our London Road site. Now is the perfect time to get started and be prepared for next season.

Macmillan Coffee Morning

£48.83 was raised for Cancer Support in the Clock Tower on Friday 28 September. This was a perfect opportunity for staff and councillors to meet informally over coffee and cakes.

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