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Parish Clerk vacancy
Unfortunately, due to personal circumstances, the recently appointed Parish Clerk has resigned and therefore, once again, Waltham St Lawrence Parish Council is inviting applicants to apply for the position.
We are a small but active Council and are looking for someone who will enjoy supporting us to achieve our aim of being effective representatives and delivering value to our community. The Clerk is the Proper Officer of the Council and, working from home, is responsible for preparing agendas, recording minutes and organising the Council's day to day administration. The applicant must have good organisational, communication and IT skills. The Clerk is required to attend 12 evening Parish Council meetings per year (normally held on the first or second Tuesday of the month), an Annual Parish Meeting (in April) and such other Council meetings as may be decided. The hours are expected to average between 35 and 50 hours a month depending upon experience.
Hopefully, our readers have been enjoying the “Silly Season” For the uninitiated, this is the mid-July through August period when most of the politicians disappear to their bases or go away on holiday. The newspapers then fill up with often many more interesting and amusing articles than their usual fare and to a lesser extent so do television schedules and news.
My Dear Friends
It's almost exactly a year since my first Sunday at Waltham St Lawrence, and Harsha and I attended the last of the 2016 Church Teas that very afternoon, at which of course we knew almost no one. How lovely to attend the same event a couple of Sundays ago and see so many friendly and familiar faces. On this 'anniversary' we would like to thank the whole village community for their welcome, and say how blessed we feel to be here among you.
Last month I rattled on about the possibility of a public open space just off the Shurlock Road. Now John has made a boo boo as I may have given the impression there will be a vote. This is not the case. The PC will be consulting people of the Parish and ask that you indicate your opposition or support for the proposal. Should there be a majority in opposition the matter will (I think) end there. If the majority is in favour then the PC will have to come to some sort of conclusion with RBWM. Public Open Meeting on the afternoon of 7th October 2017. Call for opinions on the afternoon of 21st October 2017 or the evening of 24th October 2017 (all in the Neville Hall. Ed).