Local councils are at the very heart of their communities giving neighbourhoods a voice and making people more involved in the decisions that affect them. Over 15 million people (35% of the population) live in the communities served by local councils.
Kingsmead Parish Council was founded in 2011 following a boundary review and encompasses Kingsmead village, Royal Gardens, areas of London Road and Hill Top Farm Estate on the A556.
Kingsmead Parish Council is committed to maintaining the Parish to a high standard and therefore creating an environment which the community can enjoy and feel proud of.
The Smaller Authorities Transparency Code came into force on 1 April 2015 and requires the online publication of certain information which the Government requests, to provide taxpayers with a clear picture of the authority’s activities, spending, and governance to improve the ability of communities to hold local public bodies to account. This includes any information on joint committees. All smaller authorities must make sure they are compliant. A smaller authority is defined as having a turnover of less that £25,000. Kingsmead Parish Council has a turnover well in excess of this amount however it is considered good practice to adopt the code. It was unanimously agreed, at the Parish Council Meeting held 16th April 2018, to adopt the Smaller Authorities Transparency Code. Click here to view.
The council is made up of 10 elected councillors (volunteers) and a Clerk and Responsible Finance Officer (paid part time officer).
There are no current vacancies.
Young Citizen of the Year Award 2018
Kingsmead Parish Council launched the Young Citizen of the Year Award in 2017.
In 2018 the Council decided to split the £1,000 award between 3 applicants.
Congratulations to: Georgia Smith who is planning to visit the Gambia with Girlguiding Association to support the local community; Lauren Owers who is planning to visit Tanzania to climb Kilimanjaro in order to raise money for Dig Deep, a charity working in Kenya to provide clean, safe drinking water and sanitation to schools and communities; Thomas Forbes who has been selected to represent Mid-Cheshire District Scouts as part of the UK Contingent attending the 24th World Scout Jamboree in July 2019 in West Virginia USA.
All our young citizen award winners have agreed to provide a report following their assingments.
Best Kept Garden Competition 2018
Congratulations to Peter Prost from Registry Close, winner of the wildlife and ecological garden category and overall shield winner. Winner of the traditional garden category is Caroline Stapleton from Earls Way and winner of the best kept modern garden category are Sarah and Martin Holden from Headworth Close. We saw some truly amazing gardens and look forward to the 2019 garden competition.
Parish Clerk: Jo O’Donoghue
231 Hartford Road
Cheshire CW9 8JT
Tel: 01606 41862 E-mail: email@example.com