Welcome to North Creake Parish Council. North Creake is a small picturesque village that lies just inland of the North Norfolk Coast. The Parish Council has seven members, who serve and represent the local community. The Council meets once a month in the Lloyd Memorial Hall. Members of the village are very welcome to attend all of the meetings.
THE LOCAL ELECTIONS (PARISHES & COMMUNITIES) RULES 2006
CASUAL VACANCY IN THE OFFICE OF COUNCILLOR
PARISH OF NORTH CREAKE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that ONE casual vacancy has arisen in the office of Councillor for the above Ward of the Parish. If, within 14 days of the date of this Notice (see note below) a request, in writing, that an election be held to fill the vacancy, signed by ten local government electors for the Ward is given to:-
The Proper Officer
c/o Electoral Services
Borough Council of King’s Lynn and West Norfolk
Norfolk PE30 1EX
an election will be held, and Notice of this will be published in the Ward.
If no such request is received by the Proper Officer, the Parish Council will
take the necessary steps to fill the vacancy by co-option.
After discussions at the Parish Council meeting on 9th July, the Council unfortunately concluded that they could not take sufficient steps to mitigate the risks, that the Play Area presents. Therefore the area remains closed for people’s safety.
This was not a decision the Parish Council wanted to take and they will be keeping a close eye on government advice with the aim to reopen as soon as they consider it appropriate to do so. Until such time the play area remains closed.
The play area has not been inspected during lockdown and no cleaning has taken place.
Please respect the signage and tape that are in place.
A vacancy has arisen on North Creake Parish Council and we are looking to fill this by co-option at our meeting to be held on the 10th September, 2020 at 7.00pm.
Anyone who is interested in serving the community in this way and wishes to become a candidate for co-option should complete an application form and return this to the Clerk by Friday 4th September, 2020.
Please contact the Clerk via telephone, 01328 823391 or email [email protected] if you would like any further information.
Co-option Application Form
The next council meeting will be held as a virtual meeting on Thursday 11th June from 7 pm. Please email the Clerk in advance of the meeting if you would like to join the meeting as a member of the public.
Annual Governance and Accountability Return 2018/19
Every smaller authority in England that either received gross income or incurred gross expenditure exceeding £25,000 must complete Part 3 of the Annual Governance and Accountability Return (AGAR) at the end of the financial year in accordance with Proper Practices:
The Annual Governance and Accountability Return is made up of three parts;
- The annual internal audit report is completed by the authority’s internal auditor
- Sections 1 and 2 are to be completed and approved by the authority.
- Section 3 is completed by the external auditor and will be returned to the authority
The authority must approve Section1, Annual Governance Statement, before approving Section 2, Accounting Statements and both must be approved and published before the 1st July 2019.
Under the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015, authorities must publish the following information on a publicly accessible website:
Before 1st July 2019 authorities must publish:
- Notice of the period for the exercise of public rights and a declaration that the accounting statements are as yet unaudited;
Each year the smaller authorities Annual Governance and Accountability Statement (AGAR) needs to be reviewed by an external auditor and the unaudited AGAR has to be published. The AGAR is yet to be reviewed by the appointed auditor and it is subject to change as a result of that review.
Any person interested has the right to inspect and make copies of the accounting records for the financial year to which the audit relates and all the books, deeds, contracts, bills, vouchers, receipts and other documentation relating to those records must be made available for inspection by any person interested.
For further details, please visit the link below
Notice of Public Rights & Publication of Unaudited AGAR
Not later than 30th September 2019 authorities must publish:
Are you interested in joining the Parish Council?
A Councillor is a member of the council and is normally elected for a term of four years. People of any political or religious persuasion are eligible to become a councillor, although their personal, political views should not extend into their parish council work.
In May 2019 all parish councillors will go through an election process.
Becoming a parish councillor is a rewarding and valued form of public service. All councillors contribute to the work of the Parish Council by:
- Having a say about the things they care about
- Putting forward ideas for better services
- Responding to the needs and views of parishioners
- Seeking the best outcome to local issues
- Getting involved in decision making
- Helping to make North Creake a better place to live!
We normally meet on the second Thursday of the month. Meetings commence at 7.00 pm lasting up to 2 hours at the Village Hall. Councillors are expected to attend meetings on a regular basis.
You can read about the forthcoming election process on the Electoral Commission’s website.
If you’d like to join the parish council, you will need to complete nomination paper and return them to the Borough Council of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk by 4 pm on 3 April 2019.
Alternatively, the Clerk, Sarah Harvey, has a limited number of nomination packs available. Please contact her on 01328 823391 or [email protected]
Please note that there will be no Parish Council meeting this Thursday (13th December). The next meeting will take place in the New Year, on Thursday 10th January 2019. In the meantime, we wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Please find below a guide into the new ways of contacting Norfolk Police to report offences.
Norfolk Constabulary Contact Guide
Please find below the Stolen Property Bulletin from the Constabulary’s CID Department.