Farlam Parish Council Need some more people

Farlam Parish



Farlam Parish Council is seriously short of Parish Councillors. We are down to five and this is having a detrimental effect on the running of the Council.
Some of the functions of the Parish Council:-
1/ The payment of contractors as they fall due.
2/ Pricing and arranging contracts for Grass cutting at various sites around the parish and any other work that requires doing.
3/ The Parish Council is the point of contact and link to the City and County Councils.
4/ The maintenance of the Play Area.
5/ The Parish Trust:- Council members are Trustees of the Parish Trust.
6/ Village Hall:- the Council are Custodian Trustees of the Hall.

The Parish Council holds 6 meetings a year in May, July, September, November, January and March. Parish Councillors are also Trustees of the Parish Trust and the Trust holds 2 meeting a year normally prior to a PC meeting. Trust meetings last 30 minutes and Parish Council meetings approx one and a half hours.
The PC does not have specific sub committees because there have not been enough councillors for many years but it would be good to have one to look after the play area and fund raise to repair and refurbish it. Some items are coming to the end of their life and they would have to be removed before they became unsafe.

Our Parish Clerk Allison Riddell keeps us on the right track. There are also various training courses that can be attended and Councillors can also volunteer to attend meeting of various groups in Carlisle and report back to the PC any relevant information.

Anyone interested in joining this very reduced Parish Council up to full strength please contact:-
the Parish Clerk Allison Riddell Tel. 016977 3382 Email: farlampc@hotmail.co.uk and there is more information on the Farlam Parish website

or if you would just like some clarification email (Ray Hinton) farlamparishcouncil@gmx.com