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Neighbourhood Plan Project Team click on the update below.
Hungerford Town Council seeks a RESPONSIBLE FINANCE OFFICER Part time – 10-12 hours per week including some evening meetings
The ideal candidate would have experience with preparing management accounts, payroll and using computerised bookkeeping systems. A top-level bookkeeper or an accountant. Previous experience working for a Town Council would be advantageous. Please email your CV to email@example.com
See attached document for full job specification
Closing date for applications – Extended to 15th February 2021
Start date mid/end February
Thank you for your interest in joining the council. Ordinary elections take place every 4 years and the last one was May 2019 however we currently have 4 vacancies and are looking to fill these by co-option..
You are very welcome to attend any of our Town Council meetings currently taking place on Zoom to get a feel for how they run and topics for discussion. A link to the meetings can be found on the agendas posted on our website. Meetings - Hungerford Town Council (hungerford-tc.gov.uk) There is always the option to introduce yourself at the meetings should you wish or you can just listen.
Please find attached a copy of HTC's Co-option policy explaining the process for joining the council. If you decide you would like to apply we will require Appendix A signed and returned along with your resume for consideration.
The co-option policy refers to the Code of Conduct and please click on the following link for this, our Standing Orders and Financial Regulations which are on our website Policies - Hungerford Town Council (hungerford-tc.gov.uk) A calendar of our meetings can also be found on our website. Most meetings usually take place in the Library with our scheduled Full Council meetings normally based in the Town Hall however as mentioned above at present all meetings are taking place via Zoom. Generally meetings are held on a Monday or Tuesday evening commencing at 7pm.
To give you an idea of the commitment required –
All councillors meet for Full Council, usually the first Monday of every month and you would also be required to join at least 2 other committees, so attending around 3 meetings a month. There are a variety of committees to choose from and free training is available. Outside of meetings most correspondence is by email but there are also site meetings, civic events and hands on tasks (subject to Covid regulations) depending on your interest. It is quite a commitment but very rewarding.
If you have any queries whatsoever please don’t hesitate to give me a call and I am happy to chat through what the role would involve in more detail.
Hungerford Town Council
We are delighted that the majority of our local businesses have now reopened their doors. We welcome back custom and encourage your support for our local traders through these challenging times. The new safety measures that West Berkshire Council put in place along High Street and Bridge Street seem to be working well.
The attached plan shows where the new signage and ground markings were placed, along with the location of the suspended parking spaces.
A variety of posters available to businesses to help guide their customers around their shop safely, are being supplied free of charge. These are available to collect from Hungerford Town Council office on Fridays between 9am and 12 noon and on Mondays between 9.30am and 11.30am. If you cannot make these times please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will arrange a drop off.
We are continuing to press for a reduction in the speed limit to 20mph of which many traders and residents have expressed support.
For current opening hours and information: www.citizensadvicewestberkshire.org.uk
or contact the telephone helpline: 0300 222 5941
Carers Advice Service: 01635 516609
Outreach Appointment Line: 01635 516605
Help to Claim, Universal Credit helpline: 0800 144 8 444
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For clients who find it difficult to access services in Newbury, there is an Outreach Service for residents of Hungerford in the Hungerford Library building. Two sessions are offered on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday every month. To make an appointment call the Outreach Appointment Line on 01635 516605.
The Hungerford Foodbank Centre is located at Hungerford Methodist Church in Bridge Street and is open on Wednesdays from 13.00-15.00. Contact number is 07955 626621.
For details about the West Berks Foodbank visit https://westberks.foodbank.org.uk/
The Crisis Foodbank telephone number is 01635 760560.
If you would like to donate to the Foodbank, there are donation points in Hungerford at the churches, Tesco and Co-op.
The Foodbank website includes information about how you can volunteer.
A summary version of the Police and Crime Plan of the Thames Valley 2017-2021 has now been published detailing the five strategic priorities for policing and crime for the next five years. Please see attached document.
Following a meeting led by Angela Money, Thames Valley Neighbourhood Watch Committee Member representing West Berkshire with Thames Valley Police, Mayor of Hungerford and Richard Benyon MP, local residents were encouraged to create a Neighbourhood Watch team in Hungerford.
The first priority is to find a Co-ordinator. If you are interested, please fill out the attached form and send it to The Head of Coporate Communications, Thames Valley Police Headquarter - address on the bottom of the attached form
Easy Shop is a service provided by Age UK Berkshire in association with the leading supermarkets to give you regular and reliable supermarket shopping delivered to your home. If you find it difficult to get to the shops, can't or don't want to shop on-line: whether you're older or a person with disabilities, Easy Shop is designed for you. Please follow the attached link to Penny Post for more details about this helpful scheme: